We have been asked to be part of a music mission trip to Budapest, Hungary in late May, 2019, playing with a jazz big band. We're very excited for the opportunity to share hope, love and joy through music behind the former Soviet "iron curtain" and we need your help to make it happen. Would you consider partnering with us through prayer and/or a tax-deductible financial donation?
We will be playing a number of public concerts with the Metro Big Band, a 20-piece jazz band made up of volunteer musicians. We'll also be doing some music workshops for local musicians. In addition to that, Deb & I are working on scheduling several excursions in the area as a musical duo to perform at prisons, homeless shelters, and recovery/addiction centers.
We're going on this trip to share the hope, love, and joy of Jesus with the neglected and disenfranchised in society through music and ministering. Public performances by a big American jazz big band are a fantastic way to gain attention and put smiles on faces. But more importantly, they present opportunities to strike up conversations, make friends, minister to those in need, and connect them with local organizations and ministries that can help them. While there we also hope to develop relationships with local musicians and organizations, reach students at their schools, and help strengthen and bless local church congregations.
There are two equally-important ways we could really use your help with the trip—praying for it and paying for it. Whether it's through prayer or donations (or both) we would love to have you partner with us on this project and we'd be so grateful for your support. We'll soon be setting up a Facebook page for the trip so we can post pics, updates and videos as we prepare for and carry out the mission trip.
Please see below for specific ways you can partner with us on this trip. Thank you so much for considering it!
Financial support is of course essential to our participation, but of equal or greater importance is your commitment to pray for us.
If you're willing to pray for this mission trip, please click the button below and we'll add you to our Budapest Mission Trip Email List. You'll receive a monthly email from us with updates on the trip and our specific prayer needs as we move forward. Thank you!
Together Deb & I need to raise $6,950 to cover the cost of airfare, one meal a day, accommodations, insurance, ground transportation and materials. We're responsible for raising 100% of our financial support.
Would you consider investing along with us in this mission trip? Any amount would help and all donations are tax-deductible.
There are two ways you can donate: