According to the U.N. Office of Drug and Crime, “sex trafficking affects every region of the world and generates tens of billions of dollars.” I’m writing to announce my decision to become a full-time missionary with Remember Nhu - a ministry that works to end sex-trafficking through prevention. At-risk children are given a home, an education, and shown the love of Christ. My journey to this decision and the work I will be doing for them can be found at www.storiesbylexi.weebly.com under the “Remember Nhu” tab. So that this may be kept as concise and short as possible, those details are on my blog. You can also visit remembernhu.org to read more about them!
In order to be successful, missionaries never work alone - they need partners. I’m reaching out to you to ask that you seek the Lord’s guidance as to how you can partner with me in my work to keep this ministry growing.
The best way I’ve had partnership with missionaries explained to me, is to imagine a flood that is about to destroy a home. There are many different ways people work to stop the flood from doing its worst. There are people who donate the sandbags, those who pick them up and deliver them to the workers at the sight, and those who place the sandbag at ground zero. Each job is vital and all the workers need each other to stop the flood: no one person does it solo. Preventing the flood from destroying the home requires all the roles to be filled.
I’m asking you, as your co-worker in making sure the message of Christ’s hope is shared with these children and their families, to partner with me. I also ask for your partnership in this work as one who is called just like you, in taking action against children being sold into sex-slavery.
Please consider partnering with me immediately, the participation of my full time ministry relies upon my personal experience with these at risk children in Thailand which I will do for a week in the near future.
There are 4 ways you can partner with me so that I can start and maintain my position with R.N. once I return from Thailand:
Financial - This position is unpaid, the workers in this organization are funded solely by those who partner with them financially. As of now I will need $1,200 per month. There is a huge amount of creative opportunity here. You may want to commit to a certain monthly amount and that’s awesome but if you have severely limited funds like me and still want to help in this area there are ways! Are you a part of a small group? 8-10 person small groups at $5.00 per person per month would be a huge blessing. Tax-deductible options are available: Make check out to “Remember Nhu” and write on the check: ‘For Lexi Johnson” mail check to Remember Nhu P.O. Box 27000 Akron Ohio 44319-7000. For the quicker option you can also donate online at www.remembernhu.org you just have to add my name in the “Designation Section.” For those with Chase or Wells Fargo bank accounts you can set up a transfer or recurring payment option for free -- My account information is available upon request!
Emotional - What this could look like: if you feel the Lord impressing on you that this is the area you should partner with me, you would allow me to contact you to process everything going on, maybe send me a monthly encouraging email or letter. If you want to partner with me in this way, it would really be up to you how you want to do this, I’m sure for those interested, they will be awesome in their partnership with me J
Prayer Partners – I will need an abundance of prayer: faithful partners who are led to join me in this capacity would be agreeing to pray for me on a daily (at most) or weekly (at minimum) basis. I will need prayer for energy, endurance, trust in the Lord, good communication skills, creative ideas/thinking. No doubt the enemy will be out to prey on my weaknesses and my strengths along with my faith and my relationships. These partners will hear from me via phone and/or email with recurring and new requests alike. Ideally, they will pray for the ending of sex-slavery too!
Networking Partners – I was thinking it would be awesome if those of you who are connected and feel the Lord prompting you to do so – would reach out to the friends and family who pop into your mind that you think would want to know about my work and may want to partner with me in any of the ways I’ve listed. Missionaries always need partners – it’s the way of this life. A friend suggested I reach out to businesses and get financial sponsorship this way. Maybe you own a business or a close friend or family member owns a business and would be interested in sponsoring me a specific amount every 6 months or so. This would be a HUGE help so please pray for people to come to mind and how I can potentially partner with them.
Once you have sought the Lord’s guidance, please contact me via email with your interest and commitment. Whether you want to help get me to Thailand and/or partner with me starting ASAP let me know your interest so I can keep you updated. Please know I will be praying for you who partner with me, email me your prayer requests and concerns and know you’re being prayed for!
Thank you for reading this and taking an interest in the work I will do to ensure this vital ministry continues their work!
Blessings and the Lord’s favor upon you, Lexi
6938 Lake Tree Lane Citrus Heights CA 95621. PayPal donations: just type my email address into the email box when “sending money to family and friends”