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I'm going on a mission and I need your help!
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Those of you following my cryptic facebook posts the last few days may have already figured it out, but... I'm going to Amsterdam for 3 months!That's in The Netherlands (Holland).In Europe. Not the American Midwest. Not Canada. Not war-torn ... More ...

Those of you following my cryptic facebook posts the last few days may have already figured it out, but...

I'm going to Amsterdam for 3 months!
That's in The Netherlands (Holland).
In Europe.
Not the American Midwest. Not Canada. Not war-torn Africa.
And, yes, there has been some confusion about the subject.


I'll be working with my good friend, Sica, at Master's Commission Amsterdam Noord (a.k.a. MCAN <= click there for more info) helping to supplement some recent vacancies in their leadership staff. (Noord is Dutch for North, if you were wondering.) The program is a part of Agape Church in the north part of Amsterdam. It's a vibrant, multicultural, multinational program that disciples and trains up leaders for the cause of Christ.

I'm excited to come along side them and invest in these young men and women, but I can't do it on my own. I need some help reaching my financial goals.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city with a rich culture, but less than 2% of its population know the love of God. As a church, Agape - which is Greek for "the unconditional love of God"  - is striving to meet the city's desperate need. It's a thriving, growing church, but it also has its own big need: leaders. (For my fretting SAGU and AG friends, it is a member of the VPE, which is the Assemblies of God branch for The Netherlands.)

I feel very strongly about using my training and lending my gifts to them for this season as a leader. While there, I'll have the opportunity to be involved in mentorship, teaching, preaching, and worship. Also, as the sole male staff member under the pastor, I will oversee the spiritual and personal growth of the awesome guys in the program. Additionally, trips to Belgium, Poland, and Moldova are on the table.

I'm viewing this a mission trip. I never imagined myself a missionary, but when God calls...well, you know. I still have a heart for worship and music, and I believe this will be a launch pad for me into a fulltime position in that vein. For those of you concerned, I will still be involved in those areas while I'm over there. 

However, as a missionary. I'm going to need some support. I believe God has engineered my current situation so that my stateside bills are the lowest they've ever been. I have a goal of $2500 that will cover airfare and some of my expenses. Whether this comes in the form of a one-time anonymous check, or monthly support in $5 increments from a bunch of people, I don't really care. :-)

I feel God has opened this door, wants me to walk through, and thus will provide. 

I ask that you prayfully consider joining with me to invest in these young up-and-coming leaders and in this city that is living lost without the abundance of relationship with Jesus. My goal is totally acheiveable. No gift is too small. Even if you can't give, I defintely need your love, support, and prayers. 

Thanks for your time, 

~ Eric

PS I'll be leaving by April 1st, 2014 at the latest. The sooner I raise the funds, the sooner I leave.

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