I hope things are going well with you. I have some exciting news I want to share! A group from my church will be going on a service trip to Oredea, Romania this summer. I have thought about this, prayed about this, and talked it over with close friends. I really feel God is prompting me to go, and this is an opportunity to serve that I cannot pass up. My trip will take place July 22-31, 2016.
A few years ago you may remember that I took two trips to Las Vegas and served a church called Verve. Some of you reading this may have supported me on that trip, either through prayers or monetarily. I am so very thankful for that support because it allowed me to learn about God and his love for all his children.
The decision to take part in this trip was not an easy one. My love of children was a large part of the desire to join this trip. As I have learned more about the Roma population I will serve, I have learned that many parents and mothers are forced to either abandon or give their babies to government run orphanages due to poverty. As a mother, I cannot imagine having to make that choice. As a result of this, many Roma children grow up parentless and the cycle of poverty continues. I will be working with an organization called Belief in Motion who strives not only to teach the Roma about God’s love but to help them learn the necessary tools to hopefully one day end the cycle of poverty.
I ask that you would prayerfully support me. Pray that our team would be able to be used to help the people of Oredea in the variety of ways needed. The travel for this trip will involve not only plane, but also a 4 hour bus ride. Please pray for the safety and health of our team as we travel. I truly appreciate your prayers as I begin to plan for this service trip.
I am also asking you to consider supporting me financially. As you can imagine a trip of this magnitude takes careful planning and would not be possible without financial support. By offering your financial support, you are partnering with us to provide assistance to the people of Oredea. The total cost of the trip is $2,100 which includes airfare, bus fair, transportation while in Oredea, food and housing. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated, and your financial support is tax deductable.
If you are able to help, visit Community Christian Church’s site http://communitycc.net/give/ and click the orange button. Please fill out the form by choosing Romania trip in the drop down box for ‘giving type’ and include my name in the ‘note’ section. We will be purchasing our airfare in May so it would be very helpful if we could receive donations as soon as possible. To learn more about the organization and its ministry, please visit their web site at www.beliefinmotion.org.