We originally met Richie in a weekly prayer meeting at Immanuel Baptist designed to pray for the advance of the Gospel overseas. Later on we asked Richie if he would be in our “accountability group” that was created in order to encourage and support us in our endeavor to raise support so we could get to Cameroon. Richie faithfully prayed for us throughout that year of support raising, he sat in front of a Christian bookstore trying to raise money, he stuffed many many letters, and much more! He was such an incredible blessing to us. Richie himself prayed that the Lord would provide co-workers for us, and in the meantime the Lord was working in him the desire to join us. Praise the Lord!
Last year Richie was evaluated and accepted by our mission agency, World Team, and now his next step is to visit Cameroon. The objective of this vision trip is that he be evaluated by the missionaries on the field and the field director. Another purpose is so that he can determine if Cameroon is a good fit for him. Vision trips such as this one are highly encouraged by World Team and our vision trip was the necessary impetus that motivated us to raise support and get back to the field as soon as possible. Every since we left Cameroon we have been discontent to be anywhere but in Cameroon!
And yet, Richie is facing a minor obstacle, which is why we are writing this blog-to see if any of you can help him overcome it! He is lacking the funding for this trip and needs to have it by June 5th (9 days away!). The bottom line is that he needs to raise $2,800 in 9 days…can you help? If so, please make a donation here and designate it as “Richie Rice Vision Trip.”