Thursday, October 22, 2015


Request for Mission Trip Funds for Matthew

A request from our son regarding his upcoming mission trip to El Salvador.

Dear friend:

I am writing because I want to share with you an exciting opportunity I have been given.  I am also hoping that you might want to support me in my efforts to be part of this amazing mission. My church (Ridgecrest Baptist Church) is taking a mission trip to El Salvador over spring break and several of my friends in the youth group are going with the youth leaders as part of this team. We are leaving March 5 and will return home March 12.

I am looking forward to the chance to meet new friends, experience a new culture, and share the love of Christ. We will spend most of our ministry days with Remar Orphanage in San Miguel. The orphanage currently has about 20 children. Most of these kids have been removed from their homes due to sexual abuse.  In additional to some light construction we will also be doing relational evangelism. Our youth band, of which I am part, will also lead some worship services.

I want to ask you to start praying for my team and for me right now. I know this is going to be a challenging experience. This is my second trip to El Salvador and I am excited to go, but nervous at the same time. You can also pray for the people I will meet. This is a third world country and they are very poor. They are in need of many things, but most importantly they need Jesus Christ.

One of my biggest challenges is the cost of the trip. It will cost me $1,000 to go on this trip.  Would you please consider giving to my cause? If you are able to give financially, you will receive tax credit for your donation. Make sure I have your correct address so we can send your contribution statement at the end of the year. Please make your check payable to “Ridgecrest Baptist Church” and mail it back to me at: 2311 E. Kentwood, Republic, Mo. 65738. The deadline for payment on my trip is January 16. If you would rather, you could also directly donate to my mission trip online at

Thank you so much in advance for your generosity. Even if you cannot give financially, please pray. Our team will need every prayer possible. I know God is going to provide and I cannot wait to see what He has in store for me this summer.


Matthew L. Burton

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