Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Africa Trek Info


I am excited to share an opportunity with you.

This fall, I am joining OM Africa Trek, a three month mission trip in three Southern African countries. This is part of OM making a significant difference for the kingdom of God in many towns and villages across Southern Africa. Also, I am hoping to grow as a person and in my relationship with God. Thank you for reading this and considering joining my ministry partner team to help make this happen.

Participants in Africa Trek will serve alongside long-term, local missionaries in door-to-door evangelism, children’s ministry, sports ministry, and practical work. We will work in rural and least-reached African communities where physical and spiritual need is great. Through this hands-on training we will deepen our intimacy with God and grow in disciple-making skills. The church in Africa is growing fast, and it needs maturing disciples so that the church is healthy as it grows.

When I finished high school this last May, I was accepted at Belhaven University where I will be going in the spring. I also sensed God wanted me to deepen my relationship with Him before beginning college. When I found out about this trip, it felt like the perfect thing for me--God’s calling. I love that the main focus of this trip is discipleship, something that is not always made a priority on mission trips. I also love that I will get to travel and explore Africa and learn more about the culture and church there while serving.
We begin on September 2nd in Zambia, travel to Malawi, and finish on November 25th in Tanzania. Traveling by car, bus, and train, often staying in tents! I’m praying God will do a great work in me and through me. I can’t do this without a team of people praying for our team and giving financially.

I have been blessed with all of the finances that I needed for this trip. Thank you to everyone who supported me! I couldn't have
done this without you. 

Please pray for me as I begin this adventure! I will do my best to keep you updated. 

A scripture verse that has been on my heart is Ephesians 3:19-20: 
  "How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God! Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you." (Passion Translation)

Thank you for reading! I can't wait to see how God works through this trip. 

-Ellie Harman 

Here we go!

Hello everyone!

I have officially raised all of the money I need for my Africa Trek! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness in supporting me.

I can't believe this is really happening, I'm so excited! I leave today (August 28th), and am almost all packed and ready to go.

I would really appreciate your prayers as I begin this journey. Please pray that I would have safe, smooth travels, and that God will work in me and through me.