Kayla to Go on Summer Ministry Experience: Operation Barnabas

kayla-headshotI’m excited to share about a special opportunity that my daughter Kayla has to serve on a 6 week summer ministry experience. I’ll let her tell about it:

Dear Friend,

I would like to thank you for all of the support and prayers you have given me and my family over the years. I know you have done so much for me, and I am so thankful for that. I would like to tell you about the upcoming mission trip opportunity I have this summer.


I will be going on a summer ministry team called Operation Barnabas. If you are unfamiliar with this summer mission program, it basically takes high school students all over the country and teaches them how to minister to the lost and be on mission all the time. We will be visiting many cities and churches (focusing on the eastern USA) and working in places like Urban Hope in inner city Philadelphia. We will be ministering to children and their families by hosting carnival type events, VBS, doing street evangelism, service projects and many other different types of outreach programs. We will also be doing short skits, programs, and other creative things to share the good news to the children and their whole family. I will be sleeping on church floors most of the summer, but with a smile on my face as I have some of the most fun of my life serving the Lord.

Currently, I am preparing to sacrifice my summer to go and reach the lost for an entire six weeks. I am so looking forward to being able to expand on my evangelist skills and improve them so I can more confidently spread the word of Christ and be used as an instrument of grace to increase our spiritual family. In Luke 10:2 (NLT) it says “The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few. Pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest and ask him to send out more workers for his fields.” I am one of God’s few workers setting out to participate in this calling. I am asking you to support me in doing this.

Thank you for the many prayers you have already prayed for me and my family. Prayers are more valuable to me than silver or gold, and I appreciate them above all else. It is an amazing opportunity I have to go on this trip, but it is a costly one. In essence I need to raise $1,000 by March 10th and another $2,000 by May20th to be able to participate in this exciting mission trip this summer. I am so thankful that you have supported me so far, and I would like to ask you to further invest in the kingdom of God with me. If you could invest any amount for my efforts to go and reach the harvest this summer I would be forever grateful for your benevolent act. If you are financially unable to sacrifice money, I would so greatly appreciate your prayers as I embark on this spiritual mission for God.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I will keep you in my prayers as I prepare for this trip. Have a wonderful day, and remember, “let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

Kayla Jentes



I’d like to pray for Kayla!  ( Send her an email)

I’d like to give:

Kayla & Mike OB announcement
Kayla sharing about OB at Los Altos Grace

My church has set up an account for me. You can send your tax-deductible gifts there via check to “Los Altos Grace Brethren Church”, 6565 E. Stearns St., Long Beach, CA 90815  and put “Operation Barnabas” in the memo line.  If you would like to give via credit card, you can do so on the church website at http://LAGBC.org/donate (in the comment section, please mention “Operation Barnabas.”)

Download the PDF of this letter: KaylaJentesOBletter2014



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