Dear Friends and Family,
Warning! This letter contains excitement!
It has been a wonderful beginning of the new year for Shannon and me, packed with new opportunities and the Lord’s provision. 2015 will mark a huge change in our lives as we step in a new direction in ministry. I have waited patiently for the past few months to write this newsletter. The excitement is building up in my fingers and I find myself with the task of expressing that excitement in a way that is exciting to you! I warn you that this letter may have more exclamation marks than a normal letter should contain. Usually Shannon is the punctuation person, but God is good and He deserves exclamation marks for the work He is doing and going to do in our lives! We have seen God close and open doors for us in our desire to work with Muslims, and are excited to tell you of the new work we will be a part of in the near future.
All we have ever wanted is to serve the Lord faithfully. So when the Lord pressed upon our hearts a desire to take Jesus to Muslims, we knew we had to listen. For almost two years we have sought the Lord’s direction, and we are excited to tell you now that we have found that elusive open door! Teen Missions International has given the green light to begin work in Europe with the goal of awakening teenagers to the needs in missions and to give them the opportunity to serve the Lord through short term mission trips. They have also approved the staff of Teen Missions Int’l Europe, which now includes us, to take trips to refugee camps in Turkey to see how we can be a help to the thousands of refugees there long term. That is exciting to us! We have waited for this opportunity and feel blessed to be a part of this new work!
This is where you come in!
We love that we are being used in this way to serve the Lord, but we know we could not do it without those of you who serve the Lord where you are. Our hope is that you are also seeing the Lord provide ministry opportunities where you live. We want to let you know that we would feel honored if you chose to join this opportunity to serve the Lord with us in one or two ways:
Joining our Financial Support Team
We would like to reach $2500/month in our support to be used for trips into Turkey and throughout Europe, as well as cost of living. We are currently at $1300/month. Would you please pray about helping us reach that goal? Information on how to do that is at the bottom of this page.
We at Teen Missions Int’l Europe have a goal of raising up 1,000 prayer partners as we begin this work. Prayer is very important to us. If you would like to join us in this way you can fill out and return the coupon on the right or visit our Facebook page (Justin or Shannon O’Hara) and click on one of the prayer partner links.
I hope that I did not use too many exclamation marks for your taste, but again God is good and deserves every one! Thank you for taking the time to read our update! We are blessed and hope that your walk with the Lord increases this year. You can reach us at [email protected] or on Facebook. Blessings!
Together in His Harvest,
Justin & Shannon O’Hara
Titus 2: 11-14