We are so excited! 4 Higham's are getting ready to head out on their first mission trip!
In just a couple of weeks, Amy and our 3 oldest boys, will join with a group from our church, for a week-long missions trip to Kentucky! A total of 16 people will be making their way from Western PA to a community in Appalachia Kentucky.
We're excited because we've been wanting for our teens to expereince the incredible oportunities that come through short-term mission trips. Amy and I (Jay) have served on a number of short-term trips in our teen and young adult years. As a youth pastor, Jay took teams of students on trips. Now we have a chance to send our boys!
The trip will be a week long mission that will serve a region that is desparately deprived. Ranking as one of the poorest areas in our country, our team will join dozens of others from all over the area, to share God's love, mercy and grace. Through work projects, children's ministry and sports ministry, our group will have the opportunity to work closely with the children and families of the community. Our host organization, Big Creek Missions, has been working with this community since 2002. Their commitment is to make a difference in the lives of the people in this community.
The trip will take place from July 19th through 26th, 2015. We would love to ask you to pray for the trip and the team! Most almost everyone on the team, this will be their first missions trip! So your ongoing prayer support will be needed and greatly appreciated!
We would also like to ask for your prayer support for our family. While Amy is away, I (Jay) will be home balancing church work, the 9-5 work, and the remaining 2 kiddos'.
For the safety and privacy of our team members, our family, and the trip, I are keeping this post brief. While we want to share the trip and our prayer requests with you, we also want to be aware of privacy issues regarding a trip like this. But if you would like specifics of what to pray for, or how you can financially support our family or the trip, please contact is via email. When the trip is over, we'll share some of our expereinces and what was learned while away!
If you would be willing to pray for us, simply comment below! We would love to know who your are so we can thank you!
- the higham family
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