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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 for my 4th trip! I will be traveling to Kenya, Africa on June 20th where we will be meeting the needs of the MOHI schools and their communities. I have always felt a strong desire to be a part of this trip in particular because during my 2017 trip I got to see the resource room MOHI created at one of the schools in the slums. In this resource room there were 2 kiddos with disabilities and their mommas. They taught the mothers how to care for their special needs children and paid them to be there at the school. Two things in which are totally out of the norm of that culture. Unfortunately, children with special needs are highly frowned upon in Kenya, even more so than here in America. They are seen as monsters and not people. Their mothers are usually left  by the father because he moves on to a different family that is "normal." Mom is forced to leave her special needs child at home in the slums by themselves all day while she tries to find work and somehow get her other kids to and from school and fed. All by herself. The kiddo never recieves any treatment for their needs and their family is frowned upon by the community. For the school to have a resource room for these families allows so much more than what has just begun with these two kids. One of those kids just so happened to be a kid I met during home visits on my 2015 trip. My heart is on fire for that resource room and I’ve been doing a ton of thinking and praying and I decided I am going to make that MY project.

MY VISION: God has instilled in my heart to partner with MOHI in the continual growth of that resource room. I want a resource room at EVERY MOHI school. And once that’s established, I would like it to then grow into a The Special Education Department, just like we have here in America... but better!! Education and Occupational Therapy all in one! My prayer is that I can contribute to our efforts by bringing this vision to life and changing the way Kenya views people with special needs. I feel blessed to continuously 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, for my Special Needs Vision 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. Although $2,900 is my "goal" to cover the costs of my trip, I would ideally like to raise much more than that to get my vision started. My personal goal is to raise $5,000 to bless the Missions of Hope International staff to launch this project. 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!

God Bless You,

Danielle Watson


*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

Steve G
6/11 Offline donation
Suh dude
Anonymous $20.00
Caren Weir
So proud of you! I can't wait to hear all about your amazing trip! Prayers for you and your team. ❤️
Thank you for the opportunity to support you and the mission!
You got this!
Amanda Bean & Mom
2 Coin Pouches
Blessing for a great trip. You were such a blessing to me with your encouraging words when you were my secret pal in Kenya (2014).
Alan J
5/28 Offline donation
The Gessler’s
2 Coin Pouches
Selman C
5/21 Offline donation
Debbie Hiler
Can't wait to get my beautiful little bags. You are going to bless and be blessed!
I know you will be such a blessing Danielle! Praying for you and the entire team as you do God's work in Kenya :)
Katie Zeeb
God has big plans for you in Kenya! I am so proud of you! Love you
Kayla Miller
Coin Pouch
So happy to see what God is going to do for you.
Sarah and Carey Galle
So proud of you Danielle! Can't wait for my coin purse! Love you big time!
Rebecca Wu
So proud of what God has called you to do!
Recycling Round 3 $53.00
Hannah $22.00
Cindy & Gerry De Mint
Make a difference and do it for His glory!!
Taylor Gonzalez
SO PUMPED on your vision girl! :) Thank you for the massage, but also bigger thank you for stepping into God’s will for your life! So rad to watch.
Recycling Round 2 $42.00
Wish I was going with you my sister!! Please make sure and hug my jeradine for me!
Brooke Gonzalez
3/12 Offline donation
Kathy Zeeb
3/13 Office adj
Greg and Debbie
So excited to see how God uses you on this trip!
Recycling Round 1 $31.00
Anonymous $150.00

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