Dear Friends of the Mordecai Project:
I hope you can see the obvious joy on the face of the girl in the photo below. Her smile captures the essence of what we are trying to accomplish with The Mordecai Project. This young lady is one of the many girls we are sponsoring in Moi’s Bridge, Kenya. She is holding a package of school supplies and hygiene products we gave her. Your donations made it possible for us to cover her school fees, and she is getting a great Christian education so she doesn’t become a statistic in the war on women in Kenya. Thank you for helping us to help so many others!
Below you can see a group of our girls in Kenya, standing in front of the dormitory you helped us build there last year. We are so grateful that the Lord has enabled us to help this community.
Below you can see Pastor Elijah Wafula and his wife, Rebecca, with an orphan girl who was preparing to face the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) when they intervened in her life a few weeks ago. Thankfully her guardians agreed not to go through with the practice, and instead she was enrolled in school. So many girls who endure FGM suffer from ongoing health problems the rest of their lives. The course of this girl’s life has been forever altered now.
Meanwhile in Kagoma, Uganda, our team has been bringing food and household products to some needy women in the community. While we deal with inflation here in the United States, many foreign nations are struggling with even higher price increases. For many families in the developing world, costs have made feeding their families almost impossible. That’s why we planted a field of corn that is being harvested now in Kagoma. And in the photo below you can see one of our team members giving soap and other supplies to the women.
We are so excited that our women’s empowerment center is being constructed in Mzuzu, Malawi (see below). We just sent the second installment of funds to continue building this structure, which will house a counseling center, classroom and a place for the women to run a chicken farm.
And in Pakistan, our monthly discipleship classes continue to grow. Below you can see our director, Esther (fourth from right), with some of the women who receive a supply of groceries each month, plus clothes for their children and spiritual training. We hope to break ground in a few months on the women’s empowerment center, where the women will continue to make handbags and other items.
The past few weeks of ministry have been very fruitful. In April I preached at The Church of New Bern in New Bern, North Carolina, a congregation pastored by my friends Ben and Micah Williams. I met them several years ago when they were on staff with Randy Clark at his ministry school in Pennsylvania. You can see them below with my friend Hao Xu, who traveled with me. Many churches have been asking me to train their leaders in the principles of relational discipleship so they can grow through small groups and individual mentoring.
Also in April I taught for five days at the Slavic Missionary Bible School in Jacksonville, Florida (below). It was a joy to invest in 85 young people who come from Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Moldovan backgrounds. All of these kids are passionate about missions. I taught on discipleship, the Holy Spirit, character and missions, and I hope that some of these young people will go on future mission trips with me.
Just last week I was in Silver Spring, Maryland, speaking at Overflow City Church—a congregation that was planted in 2018 by my friends Paul and Christina Hanfere. I have known Paul for 10 years, and I performed his wedding in 2016. It is such a joy to see how they are now investing in so many people. Their church is almost all young people in their 20s and 30s.
While I was with Overflow I led a retreat for their men at a camp on the Chesapeake Bay. The guys were so hungry to grow spiritually, and many of them were filled with the Holy Spirit during the Friday night service. Below you can see the men who attended. The Lord knitted our hearts and transformed many lives.
While I was in Jacksonville, Florida, last month I spoke at The Springs Church, a growing congregation where my former ministry assistant, Paul Muzichuk, serves as associate pastor. Below you can see me with my disciple Dante Lee Grady, who I had the privilege of leading to Jesus back in 2016. Dante is now on the staff of The Springs Church, serving on the youth ministry team! I was told that the leaders there jokingly refer to Dante as “the little Lee Grady.” It is such a joy to know that someone I have invested in is now investing in many others. I know Dante is going to go far and exceed whatever I could do!
One of the biggest milestones of this past month was the release of my new discipleship resource, Let’s Go Deeper. This Bible study contains 30 short lessons on the basic truths of the Christian faith, and it is designed to help you mentor a young Christian. I have never had more fun writing a book! I hope you will get copies for your church and encourage others to make disciples. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, ChristianBook, and all other online retailers.
Thank you again for your partnership! Please pray for me over the next few weeks as I travel to preach in Cleveland, Ohio; Mount Olive, North Carolina; Brantford, Ontario in Canada; and Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
We love you and thank God for your love, prayers and financial support. We could not do this without you. To give to our overseas work, just hit the “Donate” button below and follow the prompts. To give by check, mail it to The Mordecai Project, P.O. Box 2781, LaGrange, GA 30241.
The Mordecai Project is a Christian ministry devoted to empowering women, confronting abuse and transforming nations through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
All gifts are tax-deductible. Secure online donations can be made at our website themordecaiproject.org/donate
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The Mordecai Project / Bold Venture Ministries
P.O. Box 2781
LaGrange, GA 30241:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Matt Judd
Good News Church
Pickens, South Carolina
Rev. Luis Roig
Casa del Padre
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Rev. Eddie Taylor
Rev. Beth Taylor
Taylor Ministry Group
Re. James Graham
International Gospel Outreach
Rev. Dee Mueller
The Hearth Ministries