Archive for March, 2010

Food For Thought.

Posted in Life/Stories on March 22, 2010 by lspray

“Before God we all stand on level ground: murderers and temper-throwers, adulterers and lusters, thieves and coveters. We are all desperate, and that is in fact the only state appropriate to a human being who wants to know God. Having fallen from the absolute Ideal, we have nowhere to land but in the safety net of absolute grace.”

Philip Yancey

Finances.

Posted in Life/Stories on March 18, 2010 by lspray

As I wrote that last post about leaving on Tuesday it reminded me that as  outreach approaches (quickly), I am still $1,500 shy of being fully funded.

With that being said, I’d really like to ask for some prayer for the funds to come in. I would also LOVE to answer any questions or address any concerns in regards to my trip and/or my fund-raising.

On the same note,

While my plane ticket has already been bought, the technical due date for my funds is this coming Tuesday. I would like to be a good steward and be able to honor that deadline, but I cannot do it without your help.

If you would like to take part in my journey (and get some cool stories), then please check out my support letter or feel free to ask me any question you might have.

As always, I cannot say thank you enough to the people who have brought me this far and continue to faithfully support me. I have been extremely blessed and continually blown away by people who willing to give me a chance.

Thank you.

Tuesday

Posted in Life/Stories on March 18, 2010 by lspray

Tuesday. That is when I leave for India.

Right now the plan is to fly to Bangkok, Thailand for three days while getting our Indian visa’s processed, then head off to India!

Now you know all that I know! Buuut, in the coming days I plan on updating this blog multiple times!

In the meantime, I’d love love love to answer anyone’s questions about lecture phase, Belize, the boats, or the art of eating anything and everything with peanut butter.

Sincerely, Luke

India Support Letter

Posted in Life/Stories on March 3, 2010 by lspray

Dear Friends and Family,

First off, thank you so much for your support thus far! I am in Belize because of your support. Without you, all of this is a dream and none of it is reality. With you, this has truly been a dream and is a reality. My hope is that the things I have shared on here have been a step toward showing my appreciation for your graciousness.
 
I am two months into my DTS, and lecture phase has been fantastic! I’ve learned a ton of things, and realized that I still have a ton more to learn. One thing I’ve learned is how big of a role you -as part of my support team- have played in my journey. In going to India, I would like to involve you even more.
 
One of the things I talked about before leaving was that this experience would open doors for me. Believe me, it has! The chance to go to India is one that I have always wanted, and now it’s here! We will be spending two months in India working in all sorts of ministries and situations, loving God, loving people, and seeing the world. I wish you could come with me, but I have a plan that might be almost as good.

The trip to India is going to cost $2,500 for two months. I have no doubt that it is going to be an incredible experience, and I would like to share my stories with you. From now on, When I get support from you, you’re going to get a personal story from India from me. When you support me, you are taking part in my journey. The best way I can include you is to tell you about it.

I got amazing responses from my 1hundredproject, and so again I would like to ask for $100. I realize that is alot of money, so if you support me for that amount, I’m going to send you two, maybe even three stories. If you’re simply praying for me, I’d still like to send you a story. My goal is to incorporate you into this as much as possible.
 
I’d like to let you live vicariously through me as I am living faithfully through you.

So how does this work? I will be writing about my experiences in India every day. When you send support to me at my parents address, (listed below) they will deposit that money and let me know who sent it. I will send the story to you at the return address on the letter, or any email address you would like.  Every day and every story will be an experience that you have made a reality through your support and blessings.

I can never thank you enough, but hopefully I can give you a taste of my experience though the stories that your support has made possible. Thank you for your prayer. Thank you for support. Thank you for taking part in my journey.

In Christ,

Luke Spray
 
2815 N D St.
San Bernardino
CA, 92405
 
lukespray@gmail.com