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ConnecTree News summer 2017

Hello, Everyone!

We are starting a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date about the happenings of ConnecTree, our non-profit missions organization.

If you are new to us, please take a look at our website www.connectree.org to read about who we are and what we do. As this is the first newsletter in a long while, it's a bit longer than usual...so we appreciate your patience and willingness to read through it!

In 2017 so far, ConnecTree has...

  • Spent time debriefing three short term missionaries who have come home from their fields of service.
  • Helped provide for the Mexico missionaries health needs.
  • Done fundraising for the Summer 2017 Chiapas team.
  • Done fundraising for summer camp in Moldova.
  • Participated in the Grant Writing Academy with The Academy for Grassroots Organizations.

We are Currently...

  • Participating in the Fundraising Academy.
  • Planning 3 missions trips:

Chiapas – December 2017

Germany – June 2018

Moldova – July 2018

Chiapas at Christmas 2017

In 2015 we took a team to Chiapas, Mexico to work with the persecuted indigenous Mayan people. We are headed back there this Christmas!

The team will be joining our dear missionary friends Fernando, Isabel, Feli and Pastor Jaime to work with several groups of persecuted followers of Christ that Jaime ministers to. We will bring food, clothes, blankets, medicine and the love of Jesus to these dear brothers and sisters in Christ who endure persecution as they take a stand for truth in their indigenous communities.

From our trip to Chiapas in 2015

Germany 2018

Our first Summer 2018 trip will be to Radeberg, Germany to work with missionary Cynthia Heflebower, of Now Germany. This is also a return trip. We took a team there in 2014. Her ministry utilizes the arts to minister to youth and women, in cooperation with several evangelical churches there.

We hope to reach out to both men and women by providing a day long seminar on the gospel and other biblical topics.

We will spend time with her youth group, having a creative arts workshop and may do an outreach through the Christian bookstore in the area using mime, music, the creative arts and book tables to reach people with the gospel.

Moldova 2018

Our second Summer 2018 trip is to Chisinau, Moldova to work with Chip, a Moldovan pastor with Mighty Warrior Ministries.

Chip is planting a church in his town and also teaches martial arts classes for free to the children in the area. He shares the love of Jesus with them and ministers to their families by bringing food packages and other needed supplies. He works with local social workers to help identify the families most in need.

We will be helping with both an elementary and secondary summer camp where kids go and hear the gospel. We will also get to participate in his martial arts classes as well as lead a women’s and men’s one day seminar on biblical topics.

Some of the things Cip has been up to...

We are looking forward to each of these trips. We covet your prayers for direction, planning, finances and long-term impact.

If you are interested in being involved with ConnecTree…

  • As a Team Member - email us at connectree.information@gmail.com and mention which team you are interested in (Mexico, Germany or Moldova)
  • As a Prayer supporter - email us at connectree.information@gmail.com and let us know you are praying for us. We will put you on our prayer supporter list and will send you specific prayer requests.
  • As a Financial supporter – Go to: www.paypal.com and give a gift to connectree.cherylm@gmail.com, or you can send a check made out to ConnecTree to:

Connectree, 12685 Pocono Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308

All gifts to ConnecTree are tax deductible. If you are giving to a certain team or team member, please designate that in the notes section of Paypal or enclose a note with your check.

Thanks for reading!

Cheryl Markowitz and Dawn Hamrick

for ConnecTree