Help send Derek to South Asia

In late 2019 I will be heading to South Asia on a global team with River Valley Church

This December I have the unique opportunity to travel on a Global Team to South Asia with our church.  This seed for this trip was planted a little over a year ago when I felt the stirring in my heart to join one of my closest friends, Pastor Clinton Allen on the next global team that he would be leading.  I simply told him that “I’m in” not knowing where or when that might be. Little did I know it would be on the other side of the globe over a year later.


A little about our trip: our team will be hiking (6-14 miles per day) to unreached areas in the hill country of India to pray, encourage and equip individuals planting new churches across the region.


The bible says in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.”  Living by faith is never easy but I have seen the fruit of living by faith in my marriage, my parenting and in running my own business.  I’m believing this act of faith will be an incredible opportunity.


Ever since I was in high school, I've felt the call of God to help build the church and proclaim the good news of Jesus. Over the years I've seen this play out domestically and internationally with the privilege of traveling to El Salvador, Turkey, and Russia.  This is another opportunity to be faithful in what God has placed before me.

I'd ask for two ways you can support me:

  1. Financial support

  2. Prayer support

Below you will find two links where you can join in with me on this journey.  First, there is a link to donate to my trip through River Valley's website.  The total cost of the trip is $3,295.00.  Any amount you would like to donate whether it is $10, $20 or $100 would be greatly appreciated. My first large payment is due at the end of August.

Second, there is a link to send me an e-mail asking to be included on my prayer team.  I will send 4-5 e-mails prior, during and through my return on how the trip went and what you can be praying for.

Thank you for partnering with me on this exciting trip.