Tory Africa Trip
Start: Jun 5, 2021 - End: Jul 15, 2021
Family and friends,
I am writing this letter to ask for your financial partnership for a mission trip to Africa. The following is the story of how God orchestrated this trip:
Over the last few summers, I have been attempting to go to Africa with numerous organizations, but all of the trips fell through. Covid-19 was a large barrier. However, recently, a friend of mine that works at Collision (Lue Domanskaya) asked if I was still interested in going to Tanzania for mission work. I jumped at the opportunity and accepted right away. We will be joining Venya and Vita Tyshko, missionaries from Ukraine that live in Tanzania.
While we are there, we plan to:
- Do 2 school assemblies and invite students to a Saturday event at the church.
- Visit an orphanage to do music, a lesson, and games with the children.
- Do street evangelism every other day.
- Have a safari day trip and tour the city of Dar es Salaam.
Venya and Vita see a huge need for youth outreach in this area. Specifically, something that will fire them up for God and to share the Gospel. The people in their church are hungry to be discipled and we have tools to share with them in order to reach the youth of their city. As David Platt says, we are helping turn the mission field into mission forces, so that they can be missionaries where they live.
I am confident that God is preparing me and will stretch my faith in ways I have not yet known in a mostly Muslim environment. I am blessed with the work He has already done in my life and excited for what He will do in the near future. Venya and Vita have two young children and Vita is ready to do more ministry with the youth by inviting them into her home.
Please consider partnering with me in prayer or financially, as both are equally important. Actually, prayer might even be more important. I need to raise $2,200 for the expenses related to this trip (safari/tour day is not included in the fundraising expenses). We are raising funds to purchase our tickets early June. I have raised some already and have since updated the amount needed.
You can donate on OneMission or in the following ways!
- Send a check to Collision (write Africa trip-Tory on the memo line): 3815 S Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
- Donate online through your bank account (no credit cards please) at collision.org (write Africa trip-Tory in the comments box)
Sincerely, Tory Shafer
Fund Leader: Tory Shafer
Fund Type: Mission Groups & Missionaries