Jamaica Beckons USA Evangelist Michelle Richee for "Jesus 2005" Campaign

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Internationally known evangelist, Michelle Richee, has accepted an invitation to Jamaica as key speaker for island wide revival beginning September 22, 2005. The meetings will be held in various locations including Windsor Lawn, St. Ann's Bay, which will accomodate 10,000 people. A tremendous turnout is expected, and all meetings will be televised.

On September 22, 2005 Evangelist Michelle Richee, Carlinville, IL, will board a flight for Montego Bay, Jamaica, the third largest Caribbean Island, to preach the gospel for one week.

Jamaica is located 90 miles south of Cuba and 100 miles West of Haiti. It is famous for its Blue Mountain coffee and God fearing people. Jamaica is only 146 miles long and 51 miles wide, with a population of 2,574,000.

Evangelist Noel Scarlett contacted Richee earlier this summer beckoning her presence and asking her about the possibility of her coming. Richee desired to take a team but will travel alone on this trip. “There are always several who want to go and be a part of what God is doing. But, when the rubber meets the road, commitment falls short. Everyone has good intentions, but good intentions don’t get the job done,” said Richee. Scarlett has further asked Richee to preach in numerous islands in the Caribbean in the near future.

Scarlett has coordinated an island wide revival dubbing it, JESUS 2005. It will be held at three locations, one of which will be an outdoor crusade at Windsor Lawn, St. Ann’s Bay, with the capacity to hold 10,000 people.

Scarlett states “Christianity is the major religion in Jamaica and the people love God and are very excited about Richee accepting the invitation.” Bishop T.D. Jakes has recently returned to the U.S. from ministry in Jamaica.

Worshipping the Lord and attending church services in Jamaica is a big event, and the people consider themselves very religious. Unlike the United States, Christian education is part of the regular curriculum in the school system. Various denominations are involved in JESUS 2005, including the United Pentecostal Church, the Methodist Church and the Apostolic Church. Richee is a non-denominational minister, “just like Wigglesworth. That way I go in all the denominations,” she said.

The media has already released stories in the papers, radio and television of Richee coming. She has been told the media will be waiting at the airport when she arrives. National television coverage will air the meetings every night.

Mission minded friends and supporters have the opportunity to make a donation toward this missionary journey. Richee still needs funds for airport expenses, as well as other incidental expenses – insect repellent, bottled water – eats, etc. Also, she would like to purchase candies and treats for the children. “The children always seem to expect candy or treats of some sort. I’d like to have something with me,” according to Richee.

This trip will make Richee’s 6th international missionary trip. Her first was in 1996 to Timisoaria, Romania where she spoke at the very first ladies’ full gospel meeting and was a guest at Christ for the Nations. Women don’t normally speak in Romania. After Europe, Richee preached in Ghana, West Africa, Tokyo, Japan, Karachi, Pakistan, and CD Victoria, Mexico. Richee receives international invitations to preach every week. “Lack of financial backing is my biggest hindrance,” says Richee. A local pastor asked her “Who funds these trips anyway?” Her response, “People just like you.”

Contributions may be sent to Mark 16:20 Ministries, PO Box 701, Carlinville, IL 62626 All donations are tax deductible. “No donation is too small. You may not be called to the mission field, but you can help me go. Your donation makes you a fellow worker and together we will win the lost for Christ. The bible says: For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God. 1 Corinthians 3:9” says Richee.

For additional information about the missionary trip to Jamaica, JESUS 2005, visit her website http://www.mark1620.org.

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