Monday, May 23, 2011

Support Needed!

I've copied and pasted my support letter below. Most of you will probably get a hard copy too. Any support you can give - especially prayers! - is greatly appreciated!

Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing to you because I am about to embark on an amazing adventure. I will be heading to Tanzania, Africa to teach missionary children and aid the missionaries in their work with the people of Tanzania. I’ll be leaving in the summer of 2011 and returning in the summer of 2012.

I’m very excited about this opportunity and for what God will be doing through me with this trip. I am working with an organization called Team Expansion. They are based in Kentucky and help organize all different kinds and lengths of mission trips and missionaries.

A year and a half ago, I felt God calling me to put my complete trust in Him. He did this by asking me to leave everything comfortable and head to another country. This started an amazing, but also rough journey to the point I’m at now. In that journey, God has shown me again and again in numerous ways that He has been going ahead of me, preparing the way for my trip to occur.

I am writing you because you are somebody important in my life and I am in need of your support. The biggest thing I need is your prayers. I cannot do what God is calling me to do without prayers from as many people as possible. So I am pleading for you to partner with me by praying for the work I will be doing in Tanzania. Also, if you want to follow my journey and offer encouragement, I’m hoping to keep a blog updated with what I’m doing and what God is teaching me. The web address for my blog is The final thing I’m asking for is help funding this adventure. I’m going for an entire year and that requires money. It is going to cost me about $36,000 for the entire year. My home church is hoping to help me out with $12,000. Any help you could give would be appreciated. You can support me by sending a check now, or you can also commit to supporting me monthly if that is easier. If you are sending a check, make it payable to Team Expansion. In order for your donation to be tax-deductible, do not put my name on the check. Instead, when you make out the envelope, address it the following way: 

                             Team Expansion 
                        c/o Allison Mittelkamp
                         4112 Old Routt Road
                         Louisville, KY 40299

I want to thank you in advance for your prayers and support in the upcoming year. If you have questions or would like to offer me words of encouragement, you can call me at 937-620-4040 or email me at I love you and appreciate your support in everything I’ve done so far in my life.


Allison Mittelkamp