Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Pray

Here are a few ideas about how to pray for me.

  • Please pray for the Rendille people in Korr where we will be working, that God would be continuing to open people's hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ.  Pray, too, for Rendille believers to continue to be called to share the story of Jesus with others.

  • Please pray for Nick and Lynne, Jim and Laura, and other short term volunteers who are currently working in Korr, teaching, building, working on the completion of the Rendille New Testament, and a myriad of other tasks to advance God's blessing in Korr.

  • Please pray for me as I study, that I would have the mental energy to keep on top of a heavy course load and that God would direct the projects I choose to be the most relevant to the situation and work I will encounter in Kenya.  Pray, too, for adequate work and all the little preparatory details that are involved in getting ready to leave for Kenya.

  • Please pray that I would continue to encounter God not just through my studies but in a very real and personal way, and that I would continue to grow in my faith.

  • Please pray for the development of my support team, that God would raise people who will provide both the prayer and financial the resources needed for my time in Kenya.

  • Please pray for my relationship with Kevin and the girls as we enjoy our engagement and look to plan a few wedding details, that we continue to grow together and towards Christ and have quality time together, learning about each other and planning our future.

Also, please let me know how to pray for you, too!  Just send me an email at hello_hillary (at) yahoo (dot) ca - I'd love to hear from you and know how I might pray for you!

Join My Team!

Partnering in any way- in friendship, in prayer, or in finances - is an essential part of my ministry. I am so excited to build a team that together will work towards extending the blessing of God to people it is only just beginning to reach!  My financial team is an essential part of this ministry, not just because these people will provide the funds, but because they are an integral part of what God is doing in the Rendille people.

The Details

I am required to raise just shy of $20,000 for the year.  The details of this budget are listed below.  I will need I need to have 100% of my support in place (through gifts or pledges) by April 15, 2014. 

Orientation and Training - 3%      Pre-field Expenses - 3%     
Ambrose internship* - 5%     Administration* - 9%     
Medical insurance - 14%     Travel and visas - 21%
Living expenses and ministry - 45%

This budget is preliminary and subject to change somewhat in the months leading up to departure, however, this figure gives a good target to start with, and shouldn’t change drastically.

I am thrilled to say that I am more than fully funded! Thank you to all who gave and are giving - may God bless your generosity greatly!

If you feel God leading you to join me in this way, there are three main ways to partner with me:
(1) Direct Deposit for monthly contributions

Fill out a pre-authorized debit agreement (download the document by clicking here) and mail it to the address below.  Or, go online (in Canada) to Choose “Give” then “Automatic Contributions” and follow the steps.

* If you are outside of Canada, see below for details
(2) Cheque for both monthly and one-time contributions

Make cheques payable to Africa Inland Mission.  Please enclose a separate note stating the contribution is for me - do not write my name anywhere on the cheque.  Cheques can be mailed to the address below.  Post-dated cheques for monthly giving are also accepted.  Cheques received before departure are recorded but not deposited until all clearances are given one month before my departure.  If your cheque isn’t cashed right away, don’t worry!

* If you are outside of Canada, see below for details

(3) Online Giving for both monthly and one-time contributions

Go to and choose “Give” then “Online giving.”  You can enter my name under “Specific Missionary” and choose whether you’d like to make a one-time or monthly contribution.

* If you are outside of Canada, see below for details


If you would like to join with me financially, you can send donations to the addresses below or donate online.  All donations in Canada and the USA are tax deductible.   

In Canada:

Africa Inland Mission Int'l (Canada)
1641 Victoria Park Ave
Scarborough ON
M1R 1P8

Canadian Online Donations:

In the USA:
*** Please very clearly indicate that the donation is for me, and that I am a CANADIAN member of AIM ***

Africa Inland Mission USA
P.O. Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611

US Online Donations:

In countries other than Canada or the USA:

Go to and choose the region that best represents you.   

*** Should you contribute in any region other than in Canada, please very clearly indicate that the donation is for me, and that I am a CANADIAN member of AIM.***

Many, many thanks!
* Ambrose internship - The final piece of my MA in intercultural ministries from Ambrose Seminary is an internship.  This will be fulfilled by my time in Kenya, though there are some Ambrose-specific costs associated.  If you would like to contribute to the internship portion (approx. $1000), please contact me.  These gifts, too, are eligible for tax receipts.

* A word about administration - Administration costs cover the expenses related to having people in the offices in Canada and Kenya who take care of critical parts of my work like financial details, communication, assistance with immigration documents, safety planning, and receiving and receipting financial support.