Taking the Plunge

March 20, 2009 | 13 comments

Today I leave for my first-ever, overnight mission trip: “Urban Plunge.”

I’m not headed for Brazil, or Africa or Haiti. But I am going to a place where people are in need of Jesus and the hope He brings. (And no American has to travel too far to find that unmet need.)

Our little country church has pulled together nearly 20 people to go to Omaha, Neb., for the weekend to serve the poor, clothe the needy, love the lonely. We will roller-skate with underprivileged children, share coffee with the homeless, and give handmade blankets to anyone who needs one.

I’m taking my 12-year-old niece, Rachel. I am Rachel’s godmother, and this will mark the first time the two of us have been able to take a spiritual journey together — without my children or her parents. Together, we will look for opportunities to do God’s work, while also looking for what God wants to reveal to us.

Would you pray for our group? I’ll let you know what He was up to in Omaha when I return.

Because of Jesus …


by | March 20, 2009 | 13 comments


  1. sharilyn

    God’s blessings on you both this weekend…

  2. patty

    I will absolutely pray…what a wonderful opportunity to share with Rachael!! God bless you…

  3. lynnrush

    God bless you and your trip!

  4. isumom

    The youth group from our church did this a couple of years ago and it was an awesome experience…bless you and Rachel and I hope you bring home many blessings of your own to share.

  5. janelle

    I will pray…that God will break your heart for those that you come in contact with. That you don’t leave there (any of you) unchanged.

    And I’ll pray that maybe you can find my friend, Veronica, and give her a hug for me – even though I’m sure she doensn’t remember me. Just give another “Veronica” a hug instead.

  6. Carol

    Have a wonderful, learning, love filled weekend. Love, Carol

  7. Elizabeth M Thompson

    What a great way to share Jesus’ love! You will be richly blessed as you give and serve and love in Jesus’ name.

  8. Daughter of the King

    Oh, my goodness. . .you both will be changed people and totally pumped when you get back!!! Mission trips are the best!!

    And God bless you for taking your niece.


  9. Billy Coffey

    Prayers for your trip, Jennifer. God is best shown by the work of His people’s hands.

  10. Hope42Day

    Godspeed to both of you. I know you and the people you met will make a difference in each other’s lives.

  11. Alleluiabelle

    What an opportunity to bless those in need and also receive blessings from it as well.

    I pray that the Lord touches you in so many ways through so many people out there that need to know someone cares about them. What an experience that will be. I wish I could be there with you helping, but I will be here praying for God’s grace, mercy, love, joy, tenderness, peace, contentment and so much more not only for you and your niece, but also for all you come in contact with who need a helping hand, a listening ear, a warm hug, a Word from the Lord through your lips. May He give you His eyes to see, His ears to hear and His mouth to speak especially during this powerful, powerful time. I’m deeply touched just thinking about it all and anxiously wait to hear about your experiences.

    Many, many blessings to you Jennifer and to your niece Rachael, and all who come across your pathway on this trip.

    God bless you,

  12. Chrissy

    anxious awaiting what God held for you in my hometown. I hope it was a wonderful spiritual journey for you and your god-daughter!

  13. Pam at beyondjustmom

    Looking forward to hearing about it. I too have to admit I haven’t been on a “serious” mission trip like that, and there is so much need close to home. Blessings to you.


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