Dear Friends and Family,
My name is Gerrick Johnson, and I am a Junior at Veritas Classical Schools. Recently, I've been given the oppurtunity of a lifetime to go spread God's Word in South Africa. Over the past year, I've become increasingly involved at my local church, participating in conferences and spiritual retreats and looking to lead others to Christ through leadership roles at my church's summer camp and other upcoming conferences. I have felt called to continue this all the way to South Africa with other amazing people from Perimeter Church to serve and talk with communities in and around Johannesburg!
So what will I be doing exactly?
I'll be spending ten days in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I and almost 30 other students my age will partner with local churches ad organizations, such as Impact Africa, City Hope Church, and the Philile Foundation to help spread the Gospel, and also be giving practical support; helping impoverished communities within the Johannesburg city area. On this mission trip, I will be trained to become a leader not only in my own life spiritually but also in a foreign country.
To embark on this trip, there are two huge factors that play into it. Any time that you can, please pray for guidance for us on this trip. Not only will we be in a foreign country and a different continent, but we'll also be in a new spiritual situation many of us have never encountered before. The second factor is the financial aspect of this trip. Everyone going on this trip is tasked with raising $3,250, which will cover the round flight, meals, and housing, so if you have the time, please consider helping us raise the goal for this trip. Even if you cannot help fund, you can help by forwarding this letter on to anyone who might be interested in helping!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter; I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this journey.