The Time is Almost Here! – Lee Update June 2023

“Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.”


Hello family and friends,

I hope this letter finds you blessed in Christ. I’m praying that your summer has been well. We’re less than a week out from departing to Mexico for this year’s Calvary School of Missions! I am so excited and expectant for all that the Lord will do in this time. I’m very grateful to be apart of the leadership during these 6 weeks in overseeing the children’s ministry outreaches with my friend, Araceli, as well as discipling the girls and coming alongside the students as they seek the Lord and learn more about the importance of reaching the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am praising God that I am fully funded for the summer and I want to thank you all so much as this would not be possible without your partnership and generous support. Be on the lookout for my next update as I will be sharing pictures and stories from Mexico!

(Araceli and I preparing lessons and activities for the children in Mexico)

Preparing to Go Overseas

The Lord is so good and faithful to open doors for my friend, Tori and I to partner up and head overseas to continue discipleship towards the mission field, as well as to come alongside and serve in the ministries in this country. The plan is to first attend a 3-day, Christian-based, field security training seminar in the states to learn how to live more safely and securely in high-risk contexts. This will bring great peace of mind as Jesus says, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)

In the winter, Tori and I will be traveling to South Asia to spend about 3 months with a missionary family there. We will be learning more hands-on about cross-cultural ministry, as well as serving with the women and the youth. This is a big next step, but I know God is leading us, so I have faith that He will be with us, provide for us, and use us for His glory. Thank you again for coming along this journey with me and investing in the Lord’s mission of sharing His love and truth with all the world. Your prayers, encouragement, and financial support is a huge blessing!

Photo Updates:

I have almost completed a year of the Calvary Chapel Saving Grace Missions Internship and it has been such a fruitful time. I have learned so much in the Word of God, I’ve grown in my heart and preparation for missions, and I’ve made incredible life long friendships that could possibly carry over to serving on the field together.

Missions Update Night for a couple moving to Japan
Missionary in Cambodia sharing with our class on the ministry going on there. (This is a country I have on my heart)

Pray for Mint:

My friends and I met a sweet lady around our age, from Thailand, named Mint. She has lived in America for a couple years as she’s going to school here. She works at a boba shop with her aunt and uncle where we met her. We created a friendship with her and she recently took us out for Thai food. She shared a bit about being Buddhist and visiting temples in Thailand. We are hoping to keep planting seeds about Jesus and inviting her to events at the church. She is searching for friendship and community, so I ask that you lift Mint up in prayer that she comes to know Jesus as her Savior and feels welcomed and loved on by us.

(Thai Tom Yum Soup)

Praise Reports:

  • I am fully funded for the School of Missions and we have been able to prepare for the children’s ministry outreaches
  • The Lord has opened doors for my friend, Tori and I to go to South Asia for three months to train and serve cross-culturally
  • I have make a friendship with a girl named Mint from Thailand who is Buddhist. We got to go out for Thai food with her and invite her to church

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the students and leaders at the Calvary School of Missions this summer, that the Lord would work in all of our hearts and lives
  • Please pray that the children’s ministry outreaches would run smoothly and that the kids would be blessed
  • Please pray that God continues to prepare me for South Asia and all that He will do during that time
  • Please pray for the Lord to bring clarity on other trips and countries to go on as there are many possible opportunities coming up
  • Please pray for our friend Mint to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to read this update and for joining in on the work that God has called me to! It is such a beautiful gift to realize that the Lord doesn’t need our help in fulfilling His plans, but because of His love, He wants us to take part in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth! I would greatly appreciate your continued partnership with me in prayer as the Lord continues to prepare me for cross-cultural ministry, as well as through financial support, if you feel led to give. Any amount of a one-time or monthly donation is an absolute blessing for future mission trips and eventually for being sent out, as Saving Grace World Missions requires 80% monthly funding before moving to the field.

It means so much to me, thank you all!

For His glory,