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“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.” Psalm 41:13
Our God is truly amazing! Throughout the past 4 years of college, God has provided many opportunities for me to serve him through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. At the InterVarsity Urbana 2015 Missions Conference, I made a commitment to respond to God’s call to serve Him and the urban poor by participating in a summer Urban Program.
God has opened the door for me to fulfill this commitment. On June 15th, I along with twenty other students from around the U.S. will join together in Chicago to begin our summer program, the Chicago Urban Program (CUP).
CUP is an urban missions program. I will live with a team of other students in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, a primarily African American neighborhood. I will be working with kids in their summer enrichment day camp, Camp Usoni, with Circle Urban Ministries (www.circleurban.org). In addition to living and working in my neighborhood, I’ll engage in the issues of poverty, oppression, immigration, racial reconciliation and be transformed as I learn to be a loving member of the body of Christ. I cannot even begin to express my excitement!
I would like to invite you to be a partner in this summer program in Chicago. I urge you to pray for the program by asking the Lord to reveal His love through the lives of each team member. As for my trip expenses, please pray that God would provide for all of my program costs. I need to raise $1,650 to cover expenses such as food, room and board. Please consider partnering with me by contributing through finances or prayer (please complete the bottom portion).
With the love of Christ,
[Your name here]
City ______________ State ____ Zip _________
I want to partner by
___ Giving a gift of $25, $50, $100, or more. I have enclosed my tax-deductible gift payable to InterVarsity
___ Committing to pray for you weekly this summer. Please send me prayer requests.
*Please tear off and complete this bottom portion, and mail it before May 15st to:
[Your name and address here]