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Puerto Rico Mission Trip

By Jaicey | Uncategorized

Feb 18

So guess what?? I’m going on my first mission trip! Yayyyyyy! I’m going to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with Cru, a high school student ministry I have been a part of (and am now a student leader of) at Fishers High School for several years. I am super pumped, and I hope God uses me and my mission teammates to bring hope to those who have been affected by the devastation left by Hurricane Maria last fall.

Last year, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, and it left behind some of the worst devastations in history. Mayaguez is one of the cities that was hit the hardest and is having the worst time recovering from it. Those devastations have not all been rectified, and yet people and support have stopped arriving as frequently. That is part of what my mission is on this trip to Puerto Rico. Cru is going to Mayaguez to be a light in the darkness left by the disaster they faced last fall. We will be God’s messengers and bring His peace and hope to their lives, while prayerfully transforming the area for His glory! We hope to start a revival in the high schools and homes of several Puerto Ricans, and creating a space for God to move in their lives.

Earlier this year, I was made aware of the mission trip. As soon as I heard about it, I felt a call. I wasn’t sure if that call was to provide support through prayer and/or donation, or if it was a call for me to go in person. After prayer and talking with my best friend Hannah and my parents, I came to the conclusion that it was a ‘who will go for us?’ kind of call. Isaiah 6:8 says, ‘And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (NIV) This is what I will be living out by going on this mission trip. I have always felt the need to travel, and I am very much a people person. I care about individual people, and what they are going through in their lives. Missions are a mashup of those things and many more!
I decided to listen to His voice and shut out all the doubts about financing (He has never failed before). This decision was hard for me to accept at first, and even after I applied, I still waffled back and forth. The week of the mission trip, March 24-31, is tech week (the week of daily dress rehearsals leading up to the performances) Upon This Rock, which I have been in for the last six years. I felt like I was letting the UTR crew down since I was expected to play a certain role, a speaking role I just gained last year. But I know I will always be a part of the UTR family, and I can participate in the play next year. I will not have the opportunity to go to Puerto Rico and be His witness on March 24-31, 2018 ever again.
As of today, I still need to raise support for this trip, so if you are able to support me in any way, I would really appreciate it! You can visit my Cru give site here and follow the instructions there.
That’s all for today!
Jaicey
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About the Author

Jaicey is an emerging actress and filmmaker, with big dreams and goals. She lives with her parents and her two younger brothers in Indianapolis, IN. She is a huge movie and comics nerd and especially loves Marvel. You can often find her outside and/or with her nose in a book. She loves Jesus, which is shown through her bubbly personality and people-loving nature.

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