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Hi there!

        I'm going on a Mission Trip to Chile! Eastside Christian Church has planned a global compassion trip this summer and I will be serving as part of the team. We leave June 20 and return July 3. Although it's summer, we'll experience the winter season in Chile. We will journey south to Melipeuco to work alongside ministry partners in a church planting effort among the Pehuenche Tribe. In the foothills of the Andes, we will experience the rural culture of this Indigenous people group by being a part of food-focused community outreach events, construction on a church, and distribution of solar lights. We will also visit the City of Santiago where we will provide children's programming and do sports clinics for youth.

        I have never been on an out-of-the-country mission trip. When I received the brochure, I felt a strong desire to go. When I was in my 20's I had the desire to go, but it didn't feel like the right time and certain obligations kept me back. I hit the monumental birthday this year - 50! It's time to JUMP and get started on the things I set aside.  My prayer is that I can contribute to our efforts and team by being able to facilitate conversations and love on the people from Chile. There are ten in our team. We are small, but we will have a blast while we are there. I've been on day trips to Tijuana and have always left wanting to be there longer and be with/serve the people there more. I'm excited to have this incredible opportunity to help others, be there a longer period of time and know there is a lot of work ahead as we begin to prepare.

        First, I would be honored if you would pray for us .... for preparation, for our journey, our ministry and for all that is ahead. Secondly, if you could contribute to the work we are doing by covering part of the cost of the trip, it would be awesome.  Each team member has been entrusted with raising an equal share of the total cost to send us. The amount I must personally raise is $2,995 and it is due by June 10, 2018.

         If you wish to partner with me in this ministry please click on the “GIVE NOW”  button to donate. (FYI - There is an option to cover the cost of the credit card fee that you can opt out of if you prefer.) 

If you prefer to give a check or cash donation you can make your check payable to:

“Eastside Christian Church"

Please note my name and "Chile 2018" in the memo line  

Mail to the address below. (or you can mail it me) 

                       *Contributions to our project are tax-deductible. 

       Thank you for who you are in my life and for considering being a part of my team.  If you have any questions, give me a call, text, email or message me. I can't wait to go and then share stories and pictures with you. It's crazy ... I'm going to Chile!

Love you, 

Sylvia Files

*All donations are given to Eastside Christian Church and a tax-deductible statement will be issued to you at the end of the year. Contributions are made and received with the understanding that Eastside Christian Church has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds; they may be used for other participants, other mission trip expenses, or for future mission trips. No refunds will be issued to participants or donors.

Eastside Christian Church 

3370 E Miraloma Ave. Suite 101 

Anaheim CA 92806

Joanne DeRitis
Prayers for a wonderful trip.
Ernie & Betty Peralta
We commit to praying for you. We know God will do great things through you. We love you Sylvia!
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Chuckles & Dauphne
Praying for a fruitful trip!!
Anonymous $285.00
You are almost there!
Dr. C.
Have a great, fun and safe trip
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