Well today is St. Patrick’s Day, and I really wanted to blog about who he was, how he was sold into slavery in Ireland as a young man, escaped back home, studied for ministry, and later became the first Christian missionary to the Irish. But honestly, there are so many blogs and websites honoring him today, I didn’t feel like it would be beneficial. So instead, in the spirit of missions, I decided to post a shameless plug for my trip to Uganda this summer.
Some of you know that I have spent two summers in Uganda in the last few years. God has blessed through the preaching of the Word, some one-on-one teaching with pastors and church leaders, evangelistic outreaches, and the funding of various projects like church buildings. I have been in orphanages, schools, prisons, and on location at water drillings. I have eaten the local cuisine, traveled the local transportation, and been bitten by the malaria-toting mosquitoes. And this summer, I am preparing to go do it all again for the glory of Christ.
Just like last year, I will be traveling with Heart of God International – the organization I will be going to work with full-time next year – on a team of about 30 people. We will be doing a Pastor’s conference focusing on the centrality of the gospel in two separate locations, a teacher’s training conference, a youth rally, working with the orphans at Smile Africa, going back into the prisons, and starting the building of a secondary school at the location of Kings Primary School – a school recently turned over to HGIM to run.
So here is what I am asking: I need your prayers, and your money. This trip will cost $3500 again, which as prices are going up around the world is probably bordering on the tight side, but it will cover all of my travel, food, and lodging, as well as help to cover the expenses of doing ministry on the ground. As of right now, I officially have $0 raised toward my costs.
I really do covet your prayers first and foremost, but if you would like to help me out with the costs of this trip, all funds can be mailed to:
Heart of God – East Africa, P.O. Box 248, Willard, OH, 44890
Please make sure to specify that the funds are for Anthony Ingram.
Also, we are currently doing a t-shirt fundraiser to help with the costs of the trip. The shirts are $20, half of which will go directly toward my personal expenses. If you would like a shirt, we are requesting the money up front if possible, and I need all orders by the first week of May.
Here is what the shirts will look like:
If you would like to order a t-shirt, receive more information about this trip, or be added to the HGIM mailing list, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I very much appreciate your continued love, prayers and support. You can also find more information about Heart of God at http://www.heartofgodinternational.org