Dear Friends and Family,
I wanted to share some exciting news with you! Eastside Christian Church has planned a global compassion trip for this coming summer and I will be serving as part of the team! I will be traveling to Mathare, Kenya on June 20th, 2018 where we will be taking on a number of projects. During our time we will be hosting a women's conference, speaking about child sponsorship, playground building, helping enhance business to the people of Mathare, and bringing light to families in the community. I felt a strong desire to be a part of this trip because it is something that has been on my heart for a long time. I feel a calling to use the abilities I have been given to help those who need it most. My prayer is that I can contribute to our efforts by using my love for children to help spread joy to all their hearts. I wish to use my skills to provide love, faith, hope and compassion to the people of Mathare. I hope to provide peace to those around me and spread the word of Jesus all while connecting with the community. I am so humbled to have such an impact in giving families basic necessities in life that we may sometimes take for granted. I feel blessed to have this incredible opportunity to help others and know there is a lot of work ahead as we begin to prepare. I could use your help!
First, I would be honored if you would pray for us…for preparation, for our journey, our ministry and for the spiritual battles surely ahead. Secondly, I'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 I must personally raise is $2,900 and it is due by JUNE 10TH, 2018. If you wish to partner with me 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 my name and "Kenya Mathare 2018" in the memo line and mail/bring it 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. If you have any questions I’d love the opportunity to tell you more so just call, text or email me!
-Amanda Lievanos, 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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