I want to bring you up to date on what is happening in my life. I’m halfway through my junior year studying Art Education at Kent State University. While I am busy studying and enjoying meeting new people, I have had the opportunity to be involved with Campus Crusade for Christ (aka Cru), an international Christian organization designed to help students know Christ.
This Spring Break, I have the privilege to have a significant impact in reaching others for Christ in a needy part of the world. A group of students and staff from Kent State and central Ohio will be spending 10 days in Kingston, Jamaica in order to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of the people. If you’re like me, when you think of Jamaica, you think of beautiful beaches. In reality, those beaches are only one side of Jamaica. We will literally be on the other end of the island where many Jamaicans live in third world conditions. We will reach out to students at the University of the West Indies, where many of Jamaica’s future leaders study. Our time at the university allows us to build relationships, share Christ, and meet physical needs. We get to show the love of Christ to others through our actions of improving their living conditions as well as tell others about how they can have a personal relationship with Jesus.
In order to make this trip a reality, I need your help. First of all, will you please pray? Pray that God would bring many to know Him personally. Pray also for me as I prepare for this trip. Second, I must raise $1,600 to help cover the cost of airfare, food, and lodging for the trip. Would you please prayerfully consider giving a gift of $25, $50, $100 or some other amount to help me serve the Lord in Kingston this Spring Break? Thank you so much for your prayerful consideration.
We are taking donations by mail. Please send your donation to 9453 Greenbriar Drive, Parma Heights, OH, 44130. Cash or checks payable to Cru, as your gift is tax deductible.
Thank you so much for helping me go on my first Mission Trip and I appreciate our friendship!
Alexandra (Ali) Petrulis