Team Leader - Sean Hansen:
Hello and welcome to our team! :)
My name is Sean, and I am the official student leader of this fantastic group of young people! As this is the first year this type of trip has ever been attempted, it is my job to coordinate our team's efforts, facilitate training, finalize logistical decisions, and mostly get out of the way so that God can do His work in our lives and the lives of students in Cambridge. I first heard about the opportunity to join this trip in early September of last year and was immediately excited by the prospect of simply being a part of it. I am honored to lead this team and am thoroughly looking forward to the experiences we will share.
While you may understand the overall vision for our team, I hope that through this blog you may also begin to understand our hearts for outreach. Personally, my first and foremost hope is that we will live out an active expression of God's love and service to others, and that we can touch lives with the Gospel of Christ. This goal is expressed in our team verse: "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Furthermore, I am praying not for conformity within our team, but for genuine unity through humility and honest recognition of one another's gifts. Finally, it is my goal as team leader to develop my fellow team members in their specific areas of leadership and within the Body of Christ, so that we may all come to a better understanding of our faith in God.
Thank you for standing beside us in the Spirit as we seek to be vessels whom God has prepared to use for his kindgom and His glory.
Cambridge Logistics Coordinator - Cassie Carsrud:
I look forward to being a part of God's plan to reach people in Cambridge and look forward to the special mission He has planned for us. I am awed at chances God gives me to experience His grace when He chooses to use me to bring the truth of the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard. He is to be praised for His Mercy. As He has chosen our team of 8 to do His work in Cambridge this Summer (not because we deserve it, but because He delights to), I trust that He will be faithful to use our willingness and obedience for His glory. Thank you in advance for your prayers, both of petition and of thanksgiving.
Team Administrator - Rebecca Fuller:
Hi, everyone! My name is Rebecca Fuller and I am our team's administrator. That means I do everything from scheduling our meetings, to coordinating events, to making sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to getting things done here in La Mirada, CA. I absolutely love this job.
I am so excited to see how God is going to use us this summer in Cambridge. We are going to be interacting with people all over the world, and it is my prayer that the Gospel will be present not only in our conversations, but in our actions, as well.
Ministry Coordinator - Andrew Sears:
Hello beautiful people!
That's a compliment, by the way, not a qualifier; it implies that you are all beautiful people, not that I am only greeting those of you who are beautiful.
I would appreciate it greatly if you would remember our team in all your prayers, and if you would pray specifically for God's will to be done in all circumstances. Please pray that God will give me the wisdom and discipline to fulfill my duties as effectively as possible, with a humble heart and a mind set on Him.
Thanks for visiting the blog!
Fundraising Coordinator - Pearl Botts:
Greetings! People call me Pearl, and I am leading Team Cambridge in a valiant fundraising battle! As God-fearing students we hope to share the hope of Jesus Christ with the people we will encounter in Cambridge, and in order to do that we will need the means to do so. It is my absolute privilege to be on the missions trip at this position, and I am looking forward to seeing how God provides!
This will be my first overseas missions trip, and I am eagerly awaiting to see God's hand at work as we obey Him during our time there. I hope to grow in compassion and boldness and to see people in need of Christ come to Him.
Kidding aside, I am blessed with the opportunity to bring the Word of God to Cambridge and the humble knowledge that—on my own—I am ill-equipped for this venture. Praise God, that He has placed me among these wonderfully capable and loving people, and that He has given us all His Holy Spirit which "will teach (us) in that very hour what (we) ought to say" (Luke 12:12).
It is my joy and privilege to be controlled by the love of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14), and to have a Word that is like a burning fire within me (Jeremiah 20:9). I pray that, as we converse with the lost, their response will be like those lucky two who spoke with Christ on the road to Emmaus:
"Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" (Luke 24:23)
Team Advisors - Ben & Laura Flemming:
Hello everyone! We're thrilled to be a part of Team Cambridge to help spread the Gospel to the world. We both graduated from Biola in 2008 and now work for the California School Project in administrative capacities, so it's exciting to get out of the office to do what we love: sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. We're going to do our best to make sure this team has what they need to succeed. Keep Team Cambridge in your prayers as we head into uncharted territory in planning this trip.