Hi, my name is Faith Kreoger, I am a 23 year old dental hygienist, and I have been attending Grace Covenant Church for about 4 months. On July 17, I returned from a seven day mission trip in San Pedro Sula, Honduras with my sister and her youth group from Central United Methodist church in Mooresville. We prayed this verse from Ezekiel 36:26 over our trip: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” I believe this is the true heart of missions. We had an eye opening and inspiring week serving five different orphanages. God was clearly at work in one orphan home in particular, named La Esperanza de Jesus. It is a peaceful refuge planted by an American missionary couple, with the hope of making a lasting impact in the name of Jesus. They are raising up Honduran leadership, while integrating the home into the surrounding community. The orphanage gives small business loans to local craftsmen and women, and the orphans receive training in a trade (carpentry, sewing, etc.) in return. The children can use these skills to support themselves and their family in the future. In this way, this orphanage has stimulated the local economy and given the orphans connections and a hope for the future. Praise be to God!
Seeing the fruit of the missionaries’ hearts has added to my enthusiasm and strengthened my resolve to do missions in Jesus’ name. God has been calling me to get outside of my comfort zone. My next step will be leaving for The World Race in January 2018! It is an 11 month mission trip to 11 different countries through the organization called Adventures in Missions. This organization has sent out 100,000 missionaries since 1989, and I am so excited about the chance to be one of them. The tentative route starting in January of 2018 will be: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda. These countries have experienced natural disasters, genocide, civil war, and famine. The people are faced with homelessness, abandonment, modern-day slavery, and hunger. The team will be serving with established long-term missionaries in their ministries helping to establish churches, to teach English, to feed the hungry and so on.
I will be updating my blog frequently while I am on the trip to report what I see God doing everywhere we go. The total required funds for this trip are $18,100. I humbly ask that you check in on me for updates on my journey, hear about how God is moving, read the different ways to pray, and find out how to partner with me financially at:
Please pray that God will equip, protect, and mold me into whom I should be so He can use me. Thank you!