Sunday, March 21, 2010


My granddaughter Megan is going on a mission trip this summer to Kamonkoli, Uganda! A junior at Platte Canyon High School, Megan is an honor roll student and an active member of the speech club and the swim team. In addition to school activities, Megan works part time as a waitress at the cafe in Bailey, Colorado and stays active with the church youth group at Platte Canyon Community Church.Megan tells me that she feels missionary work is something that she wants to continue throughout her life and that this upcoming trip to Uganda is a great opportunity to once again delve into that line of work. You see, this will be her second mission trip. Last summer, she went on a mission trip to Cortez, Colorado and helped make improvements to a school building.
In Cortez, she and her friends not only worked hard, but they had a wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience the culture there.
Megan is now faced with the challenge of raising the necessary funds for this upcoming trip and has sent me this letter:
Dear Grandma Rose and friends,

I hope that all is well on this cold March day and that you are staying warm! I am very glad to tell you about my opportunity to go on a trip to Africa this summer. I have committed to joining a group of people from my church, the Platte Canyon Community Church
, to set out on a mission trip to Uganda in July.

My trip is scheduled from mid July through early August. Our group will be partnering with Katherine Hines and her ministry called Hine Ugandan Ministries, or HUM. My church has been supporting Katherine since she began her ministry in the late 90's. When my group travels to Katherine's ministry in Kamonkoli this summer, I am expecting to serve in a variety of ways. Some ways could be visiting the children in her program, teaching Bible studies and life skills classes, leading worship, performing skits, food distrubution, helping with the AWANA program, or construction of new facilities.

When my pastor Jay approached me about this trip, I was thrilled. My love for going on missions trips started last summer when I went on a trip to Cortez, Colorado. I loved knowing that I was making a huge difference in the lives of the people I was serving. This chance to go to Uganda and help HUM is an opportunity I never even dreamed I would ever be presented with.

Throughout the difficulties and hurdles to overcome in this world, the need for committed and willing hearts grows all the more. I believe that one thing is true throughout all struggles:
With men this is impossible, with God all things are possible, (Mark 19:26). This verse is one I always keep in mind even in the darkest of times.

A struggle I have to overcome on my journey to Uganda is the money I need to go. I have the task of raising $3,000.00 by July 1st, 2010. It is with a sincere heart that I ask you for a monetary contribution of any amount to help me reach this large financial goal. If you are able to help with funds for this mission, please make your check payable to PCCC and send to:

(for: Megan Mercier - Uganda)
PO Box 147
Bailey, CO 80421

Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent to you for your contribution. Any and all help will be appreciated! I thank you for your support and hope that you keep my missions team and I in your prayers during our journey.

Megan Ann Mercier
Having spent a couple of years in and around Africa myself, I am thrilled that Megan will have the opportunity to not only see Uganda, but also to help the people there. To learn more about this mission trip, follow this link - 2010 Uganda Mission Trip Page - to visit their mission trip page on Facebook. There you will find updated information, photos from their previous church mission trips to Uganda, and you can follow their fundraising efforts.
Here is Megan during the mission trip to Cortez last summer.
What an outstanding young lady this granddaughter of mine!

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