Dear Friends and Family,
We wanted to share some exciting news with you! Eastside Christian Church has planned another global compassion trip for this coming summer and we will be serving as part of the team once again!
We will be traveling back to KENYA on July 5, 2017 and are looking forward to revisiting this country we served in 2 years ago.
We will begin our service in the slums of Nairobi, where we will visit/work with the sponsored children at the schools in Mathare Valley that Eastside Church supports. We will also be doing a portrait outreach day for the families which was so much fun to do the last time we were there. For some, this is the only family portrait they will ever have taken.
We will then travel up to northern Kenya to spend 5 days with the people of the Turkana Tribe. While there, we plan to build at least 5 homes, as well as share the hope of Christ by giving the gift of Solar Light to the villagers. We will then travel back to Nairobi and host a Women's Conference at one of the schools Eastside Church sponsors.
We feel a strong desire to be a part of this trip because not only did we love serving in Kenya in the past, but we truly enjoy going on missions trips and serving others in general. Through the previous missions trips (to many different countries) we have been on in years past, we have been blessed and forever changed in a positive way. We go to serve and bless others, and in return, the people bless us without even realizing it. Venturing through new parts of this world and learning about the needs of different cultures outside our immediate area, is an experience like no other. Being able to serve God and help others while on these missions trips... well that's the ultimate bonus; the icing on the cake!
We loved our experience in Kenya two years ago and look forward to going back this summer. We are excited to see how God will work in our lives and the lives of those less fortunate than us. Our prayer is that we can contribute to our team's efforts by having an open heart and clear mind to be used in whatever way God wants to use us. We welcome the adventure with open arms and willing spirits.
We feel blessed to have this incredible opportunity to help others and know there is a lot of work ahead as we begin to prepare for it financially. We could use your help and would be so gratefully appreciative if you feel led!
First, we would be honored if you would pray for us… for preparation, for our journey, our ministry, and for the spiritual battles that surely lie ahead. Secondly, we'd like to know if you would contribute to the work we are doing by helping cover part of the cost of the trip.
Each team member has been entrusted with raising an equal share of the total cost to send us. The total amount for the three of us that we must raise is $8,700 ($2,900 ea). This is a huge amount to earn/raise but we are trusting God that it will be accomplished. We are working jobs and side jobs in order to raise as much as we can on our own but we know we can't do it without the prayers & financial support of our friends and family.
If you wish to partner with us in this awesome ministry opportunity, please click on the “GIVE NOW” button to donate. (There is an option to cover the cost of the credit card fee that you can opt out of if you prefer.) Or if you prefer to give a check or cash donation, you can make your check payable to “Eastside Christian Church”, noting our name (Biegert Family) and "Kenya" in the memo line, and mail/bring it to the address below. Contributions to our project are tax-deductible!!
You are very important to us. We thank you in advance for taking into consideration being a part of our team efforts to help serve the people of Kenya.
If you have any questions we’d love the opportunity to tell you more so just call, text, or email us!
Peace, Love, & God Bless,
-Keaton, McKenna, & Debra Biegert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*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.
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