Please enjoy today’s blog by Shanda Oakley -
Memories of my childhood include: sitting under a tree while my father preached at a village church, having a mud hut for a play house, and seeing wild animals from my car window.
One can never underestimate the power of parental influence. I grew up to missionary parents in Africa and my heart has never strayed from the desire to serve God and teach others about Him. Naturally, I am passionate for world missions and especially love the people of Africa.
In October, I will be leading a group of women to Zimbabwe and South Africa for three weeks. Our mission will concentrate on the women. Our prayer is that not only will some be led to the Lord, but all will be left feeling closer to God and have a stronger desire to serve Him and make a difference in their homes, churches and communities.
Through worship, testimonies and teaching God’s Word, we will be conducting three conferences as well as holding meetings and doing service projects during the week.
Our team of women is from Christ Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. If you are close by, we would like to invite you to our “Concert Under The Stars” fundraiser on May 18, 2012 from 7-9pm. One of our team members will be performing and there will be a fancy desert buffet as well as some incredible raffles. The cost is $20.00. Please consider joining us. For further details about our trip or for ways you can help us send the Gospel message to Africa, please visit:
Check out Shanda Oakley’s blog by clicking on the link entitled “A Pause On The Path” under my “Blogroll” category.
Thanks for sharing with us Shanda; we are looking forward to hearing how God used the team after your return.