Through my internship serving refugees and internationals (Maya collection), I am making an impact on the lost and hurting world through the power of the gospel. 
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About Cassandra Yoder

Dear Family and friends,

I am excited to tell you about my plans for this next year I will be serving as an urban missionary with Love Thy Neighborhood, a ministry that recruits young adults like me to serve and love people who are hurting in the inner-city of Louisville, KY. I will be living and serving with other urban missionaries for the next 12 months. Partnered with the local church and 20 other non-profit ministries, we’re committed to impacting our neighbors' lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

LTN matches each urban missionary with one of their partner ministries to tangibly meet the needs of the urban community. 

During my time with LTN, I will be serving with the Maya Collection, a mission that works with refugee women. Maya collection provides a safe work environment for these women as they provide for their families by sewing and making jewelry to sell at markets..

I am excited to be a part of what God is doing at this ministry. I have always wanted to take a gap year to work on my spiritual growth and to prepare for adulthood. When I heard of LTN I knew God wanted me to serve there for a year. I didn’t know how or what to expect but I know that I need to follow and trust God on this journey.

I will be serving with this ministry for 20-30 hours every week. As a member of LTN I will be required to spend 15 hours a week in community service to my neighbors, building relationships and sharing the love of Christ. Another 15 hours a week will be spent participating in a mandatory curriculum that focuses on personal spiritual growth. This internship will strengthen my faith in Christ while also growing my life skills and relational maturity. I'll have the opportunity to both serve people in need and also gain professional work skills. LTN?s mission is to disciple Christians to serve their neighbors, cultivate healthy relationships and follow Jesus in their culture and context and I feel honored to be accepted as a part of this ministry.

As a Love Thy Neighborhood Team Member, my goal is to raise $11,900 to cover the cost of housing, groceries, transportation, training, curriculum, etc. Anything you can commit will bring me closer to that goal and make my mission possible. I can't do this without you, and I need your help. The Lord has called me to LTN for this time and I am asking you to participate in my mission here by supporting me both financially and through prayer. I'd love to connect in the next couple weeks to answer any questions you might have and also to hear if you think you'll be able to support me in these two ways!

Once I arrive in Louisville, I will be sending you monthly newsletters to keep you informed on what God is doing in Louisville through your support. If you know of anyone else who would like to receive my newsletters or if I can come speak to your church or small group about my mission with Love Thy Neighborhood, please send me an email at I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Thank you and God bless!


Send a check to Love Thy Neighborhood, 1143 S. Third Street, Ste. B, Louisville, KY 40203.

Please write my personal Fund ID # LTN-J24-CY on the memo line, but do not write my name anywhere on the check as this may negate the tax-deductibility.