Dear Friends and Family,
We wanted to share some exciting news with you! Eastside Christian Church has planned a global compassion trip for this coming summer and we both will be serving as part of the team! We'll be traveling to Mathare, Kenya on June 19th where we will be hosting a Woman's Conference, helping kiddos in the local orphanage, as well as connecting with locals about how awesome our God is. We felt a strong desire to be a part of this trip because missions has been on our hearts for long time and we decided to go this year as a mother daughter duo! We're excited for what God has in store as well as the opportunities that will be shown in this next season as we prepare for our trip. This is both our first time going to Kenya and we can't wait to go and help others! We are also planning to see Mercy, our child in Nairobi, Kenya that we are sponsoring currently!! Our prayer is that we can contribute by praying for those we encounter, using our gifts to show Jesus' love and support those who might not have felt it before. Victoria is even hoping to teach a small art class to empower young girls to be creative!! 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. We could use your help!
First, we would be honored if you would pray for us…for preparation, for our journey, our ministry and for the spiritual battles surely ahead. Secondly, we'd like to know if you would contribute 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 to send us. The amount we must personally raise is $5,990 for both of us ($2,995 each) and it is due by June 16th. If you wish to partner with us in this ministry 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” and note our names and "Kenya-Mathare 2019" in the memo line and mail/bring it to the address below. Contributions to our project are tax-deductible. You're very important to us! Thank you for considering being a part of our team! If you have any questions we'd love the opportunity to tell you more so just call, text or email us!
-Victoria Rivas & Ruth Rivas (firstname.lastname@example.org || email@example.com)
*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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