Provide means of evangelism to Inner City L.A.
AACF 2018 Inner City Mission Trip A Project of AACF Chapters
UCLA AACF is going on a Spring Break missions trip to the Inner City of L.A. You can participate with us via your prayers and support!
We need to raise $900 by March 15, 2018. Below is our support letter. Thank you!
Dear fellow brothers and sisters in Christ:
God has graciously given UCLA's Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) the opportunity to continue our annual short-term mission trip to inner city Los Angeles, which will take place from March 26th to March 30th, 2018. During the trip, we will be reaching out to people who not only reside in some of the poorest communities in the nation but also may have never heard of the gospel and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Throughout the duration of the trip, we will be sharing the gospel in various communities and serving the people of Inner City LA through various organizations and shelters. Above all, our goal for this trip is to demonstrate and proclaim God's love through our actions and through the verbal communication of the gospel.
Our team consists of individuals who have gone on Inner City in the past, who have gone on other trips previously, and who have never gone on a mission trip. We hope that this will be an eye-opening experience that will not only strengthen our faith, but also allow us to intentionally proclaim the gospel as an act of worship to our Lord. Though we may be uncertain of whom we will meet or how our cold contact experiences will go, we trust that God is sovereign over every single aspect of the trip, including our attempts to serve and evangelize. Knowing this, our main task during this trip is to faithfully communicate the good news by living out and proclaiming the gospel.
During this time leading up to the trip, our team has been meeting weekly to encourage each other, to gain a better understanding of evangelism as an act of worship, and to prepare for the task of communicating the gospel clearly, concisely, and lovingly. We have been praying for the trip, and we hope that you will pray for us as well (please see the prayer requests listed below). We are also in need of financial support; we hope to raise $900 to cover the costs of transportation and food. If you prefer to donate items instead, we also collecting gently used clothing, hygiene items, Bibles, and snacks. These items will be distributed to those in need as we visit different communities in Los Angeles. The money or items we have remaining after the trip will be donated to the LACHC (Los Angeles Christian Health Center) clinics in Inner City. Thank you for your consideration, and we appreciate any form of support from you (especially prayer!).
Please pray for:
- Receptive hearts for the people in inner city LA that we reach out to
- God's protection for the team and those around us as we visit some of the poorest regions of LA
- Boldness in sharing the gospel and reliance on God's grace, which gives us the opportunity to evangelize and enables us to serve humbly and lovingly
- Trust in God's sovereignty, knowing that He is in control in every circumstance and that He will use us to accomplish His will
- Our focus on glorifying the Lord through evangelism, and that we will be checking our hearts for pride or selfish motives as we serve on this trip
Your servants in Christ,
AACF Inner City LA Team
Theme Verse: Philippians 2: 1-2
"So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind."