Eat at Zaxby’s Tuesday, help fund mission

Published 1:04 am Saturday, December 17, 2016

The last few months have taught new Andalusian Jenne Neighbors a lot.

The experience has taught the thirty-something to trust in the Lord with all her heart and not lean on her own understanding.

1217-nepalOriginally from the Magic City, Neighbors said that she lost her job in the fall, but a few months before, she said she was frustrated with life and asked God to show her how to solely rely on him.

“Well, the joke’s on me,” she said. “I’m solely relying on him right now.”

Sometimes it’s hard not to think God has a sense of humor.

In the middle of job hunting and being in a new place, she felt the calling for international missions.

“I had been going to the Church of the Highlands in Montgomery,” she said. “I had dove into church. The pastor was talking about international missions. Then I was looking through Facebook and a girl I went to school with had a video talking about trailblazers.”

Through a conversation, her classmate essentially prophesied that she should be an international trailblazer.

“She said God had laid it on her heart,” Neighbors said.

“So, I asked God, ‘where do you want to me to go?’” she said. “I heard Asia, but I wasn’t sure where. But my church only goes to Nepal.”

The trip is slated for May 2017 and she will be gone for two weeks.

The Church of the Highlands has partnered with The Footstool Project.

The Footstool Project says that “Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Jesus made this His mission, so we make it our mission, too.”

According to their website, 40 percent of ethnicities have never heard the name of Jesus; 40.3 percent of the world is unreached; and that 60-70 percent of the world’s population live in religiously restrictive countries.

“The 10/40 window is a rectangular area which covers North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The vast majority of the world’s Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists live within the 10/40 window. The 10/40 window is also home to some of the largest people groups in the world. This is the least evangelized part of the world and Nepal is right in the middle of it,” the website said.

“They coordinate with churches to send members,” she said. “Two-hundred thirty-nine of Nepal’s 250 people groups remain unreached.”

During her trip, she will be working in the rural mountainous area reaching people who have never heard the name Jesus.

The journey will be a physical one, as well. And she even has to prove physical fitness by being able to do the following: 50 squats, 10 burpees, 40 sit-ups, 10 burpees, 30 walking lunges, 10 burpees, 20 two-arm kettleball squat swings, 10 burpees, 10 bear crawls at 30 feet each, 10 burpees, 20 two-arm kettleball squat swings, 10 burpees, 30 walking lunges, 10 burpees, 40 sit-ups, 10 burpees and 50 squats.

And she has to prove each month, she can do that workout regime.

To help raise money for her trip, locals can eat supper at Zaxby’s Tuesday night between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and say the password, “Missions” at the register.

“This is the first time, Scott Brown has let an individual do the fundraiser,” she said.

Anyone who wishes to give toward Neighbor’s mission trip, can also give through the church’s website at