February 27, 2014
Dear Friends and Family,
This summer, we (Jed and Anna) have the privilege of being members of a short-term mission team through MOST Ministries (Mission Opportunities Short Term). As our final experience as a part of the Pastoral Leadership Institute, we will be joining several of our dearest friends in ministry as we form an Eyeglass Team headed to Tanzania from July 25 to August 6, 2014.
We will be serving in Khama, Tanzania where we will hold an eyeglass clinic for several nearby villages. Many people will travel (often walk) hours to get to these clinics.
Our teams needs the prayers of other Christians. We are asking you to consider being a prayer partner for us, the team, and the ministry it will provide in Tanzania. We will be working with pastors in the community to share the Gospel message as well as providing for a tangible need for many of the people in the area. Our goal is to help in a physical way, serve as a witness to Christ and encourage local church workers in Tanzania.
Please pray for our team as we learn and prepare for this ministry. There is much to do before we leave. We are currently in the process of collecting old eyeglasses. If you have a pair of glasses you no longer need, we will collect them from you to pass on to others who can use them.
Pray for travel plans, safety and schedules of our team members. This trip requires many hours of travel and our team will be coming together from various parts of the United States. Please also pray for those that will be caring for our children while we are gone.
As team members, we are responsible for our own travel, lodging, food and other expenses. If you would like to contribute to these expenses, please make the checks payable to Jedidiah Maschke and sent to 279 Cloverbrook Circle, Pittsburg, CA 94565. Please put “Tanzania trip” on the Memo line. If you would like to contribute online, you may do so through our church’s online giving page: go to www.flcconcord.org and click “Simply Giving” Online, where you can donate a special offering to us and write “Tanzania” in the box to the right of the amount.
Thank you for your support on this trip!
Jedidiah and Anna Maschke