Did I ever tell you that if God called me to an overseas mission trip, I'd hang up? I did say that, but thankfully when He called, I answered.
I've been praying that God prepare my heart to love the peeps I meet in El Salvador and to the love my friends I am going with. I actually already love the people I am going with, I just want to be love to them while we are there. it's a week trip, which doesn't seem really all that long but it can seem long while you are gone. Even though we are going to dig a well, I know that I will be also getting to love on women and children while I am there. Last year when we decided were were going, I started buying stuff... I think I have enough for everyone! I've got 350 tattoos, over 840 silly bands, 3 bubble wands, & 10 packs of crayons.
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I'm excited about going, we are having a bowling fundraiser in March, which reminds me I need to input my information that I said I would do 'tomorrow' about a month ago :/ ugh.
The cost of my trip is about $1700. We've got some things that as a team we are raising money for, supplies, helping our team. There are 11 of us going.
There are ways to contribute:
Come to our bowling fundraiser
Towards our team goal
Towards me individually (but I'd rather you donate to our team)
Prayer - here are the names so you can pray for us by name: Margie (that's me!), Vicki, Darryl, EJ, Lindsay, Brian, Dawn, Kathy, Rachel, Christy, Cesar.
Matt 25:31-40 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Here are some water Facts from their website: