Good afternoon to you! I hope that things are well in your part of the world! I am contacting you on behalf of my wonderful husband Kyle. He is gearing up for his first ever missions trip! In August he will be leaving for an 11 day trip to Uganda, Africa! He is going as a chaperone to the Union University Lady Bulldogs basketball team. The coach for the team, Mark, is our Sunday School teacher and a dear friend of ours. Mark has asked Kyle, our Pastor Randy, and another friend Micah to chaperone these girls on this missions trip. The main focus of the trip will be visiting Katie and assisting her feeding program Amazima, www.amazima.org, in any way that they can. You can read Katie’s blog to learn more about this God driven lady and her personal mission in Uganda at http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/.
The team will also be visiting two orphanges in the region they are visiting. This trip is an incredible opportunity to show the people of Africa the love of Jesus! We were able to recently host children that were part of the Watoto Children’s Choir. This choir is from Uganda also. The few days we spent with the three boys and their adult sponser were amazing! Our kids were able to learn so much about Uganda and the place their daddy will be visiting!
We ask that you would join us in prayer for safety for the team as they make this long journey. Please pray that God is going before the team and preparing hearts to receive the love of Jesus! Also prayer that financially the team will be secure!
The trip is going to be very costly. We are estimating the cost at around $2000 each for airfare, meals, and cash to carry in the county. This entire trip is hosted by Visiting Orphans. If you’d like to make a donation, checks should be made out to Visiting Orphans and sent directly to them with Union written on the check memo (Visiting Orphans P.O. Box 1766, Brentwood, TN 37024). You can also visit their website www.visitingorphans.org if you would like to give directly online. Just go to the upper right hand corner of the web-page and click on donate. Then in the Gift Designation drop down menu click on August 2010 Union Uni. and the money will be credited directly to our account. You can even specify a specific person you would like to receive the funds (Kyle Carter).
As an additional fundraiser, Kyle has teamed with Just Love Coffee roasters. This organization is based out of Murfreesboro, TN and exists to help fundraise for missions trips and adoptions. The coffee is amazing! We have tried 4 different grounds and really have enjoyed them all! Kyle receives proceeds from every product bought through his “store” at www.justlovecoffee.com/kylecarter . Their newest blend is a Uganda coffee that is rich and BOLD! The Peruvian coffee is a bit milder with a woodsy undertone.
Thank you for reading our letter and for praying for Kyle! I am excited to see what God has in store for him as he goes on this trip. If you are able to give financial support or buy coffee, we deeply appreciate that as well!
I Pet 2:9-10