As you may already know, I am currently in Trinidad for the next phase of internship through the School of Global Leadership. The School of Global Leadership is a missions training school designed to help equip the next generation of missionaries through the Open Bible Churches. Last year, I completed the first session of training, and I am now working on finishing the program. My heart and passion is to work with and minister to women and children who have been involved in human trafficking, and I firmly believe the foundation of missions training I am receiving through SGL will be a great stepping stone for the plans God has for my life.
Sharing missions at a church
One of the hardest things for any missionary to deal with is finances. It takes a lot of support for any missionary to be able to live and minister in another country effectively. That is why supporters from back home or even around the world are vital to the success of missionaries. If we did not have people who were willing to give to missions, there would not be anyone going forth to preach the gospel to every nation, tribe, and tongue. Just like any other institution, SGL has a set tuition for each session. Since I am in the second part of my training, I am considered an intern and have the opportunity to do an internship in the area of ministry I would like to be involved. There is the possibility of going to another country for that internship. Because of the extra opportunities, this session costs $5000 and I currently have about half of that.
How you can help?
I am looking for people who are willing to partner with me on this incredible journey...to invest in my life to help advance the Kingdom of God in Trinidad and Tobago. I took a big step of faith in coming back to Trinidad this year without knowing where my finances are going to come from, but I also know that my God is bigger than any amount of money and He will provide for all my needs. I would really appreciate your prayers and support in whatever way you feel led to give. The most important thing I need, even before finances is prayer, because,
"Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move missionary work." A.B. Simpson.
If you do feel led to give financially, checks can be made out to International Ministries and mailed to the following address:
International Ministries SGL
2020 Bell Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50315
or made out to Church of the Open Bible and mailed to
Church of the Open Bible
P.O. Box 116
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
If you mail in a check please make sure to include a note or write in the memo it is going towards Brandi Schleisman's SGL tuition. Thank you!
I have blessed beyond measure in so many ways throughout this amazing journey of missionary training, and I know God has even more in store. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support; it is greatly appreciated! I pray that God will bless you richly in return for all the blessings you have poured out on me!