Dear Friends and Family,
I'm returning to Kenya! I'll be serving as part of the global compassion team Eastside Christian Church has planned for this coming summer. We'll be traveling to Nairobi June 19-30, where we will be partnering with Missions of Hope International. My heart has been pulled toward Africa from the time my parents hosted missionaries from Africa in our home when I was a young child. In 2015, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Kenya, where I fell in love with the people, culture and natural beauty of the land. I have returned twice since 2015, and have been blessed to develop relationships with our Kenyan partners and the people of the Mathare Valley. This year I pray I'll contribute to our team by serving in leadership, facilitating training and distributing solar lights and food through home visits. I feel blessed to have this incredible opportunity to return to Kenya to serve others, but I know there is tremendous work ahead as we begin to prepare. I would be humbled and grateful if you would consider helping.
Above all, would you be willing to pray for us? Pray for wisdom as we prepare, for our journey, our ministry and for the spiritual battles we will certainly encounter. If you desire to partner with me to pray for our team, please contact me via email and I will send updates of prayer needs. Additionally, would you consider contributing to the work we are doing by covering part of the cost of the trip?
Each team member has been entrusted with raising an equal share of the total cost. We must each raise $2995, which is due by June 16. Your contribution will help cover the cost of airfare, expenses in country, ministry supplies and other costs incurred. If you wish to partner with me in this ministry please click on the GIVE NOW button to donate. (You may opt out of the cost of the credit card fee, if you prefer.) If you desire to give a check or cash donation, please make your check payable to Eastside Christian Church and note Jodi Wiles-Kenya-Mathare 2019 in the memo line. Mail or bring to the address below. Contributions to our project are tax-deductible.
You're very important to me. Thank you for considering being a part of my team in whatever capacity you choose. Regardless of your financial involvement or prayer support, I’d love the opportunity to tell you more about the amazing, life changing experience of serving in Kenya! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook.
Thank you and God bless you!
*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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