It’s finally time to make the announcement: Sam & I are answering the call to a ministry trip to Uganda! I know…I almost can’t believe it myself. I’ve never been out of the country nor have I ever really considered international ministry trips, but as we offered our financial support to Encouragement Children Orphanage the Lord made it very clear that He wanted us to go there.
|Me, My Husband & Our Kids ♥|
Through much (and continual) prayer and just wanting to be obedient, we have decided to go forth. At the moment it is planned for next summer, July 2015. We are not going with an organization or “missions” group, though we have great support from our home church family. We are simply going as God has called us, with our own funds (and those so graciously donated by YOU all!) and with a heart to share the love of Jesus with these children, the workers of the ministry there and any others that would be placed in our paths.
Since the costs of international travel are very high, we have put together this fundraiser. I thank you all in advance and appreciate all of your prayers & support to help us get there. EVERY cent raised will go directly to the ministry trip and ANYTHING over our expenses is going DIRECTLY to the orphanage. You can rest assured that they are truly going to benefit from your contributions.
How Can You Help?
There are 3 ways you can contribute to help fund this ministry trip and to support Encouragement Children Orphanage in Uganda:
1. Make a donation. Simple. Fast. Paypal Safe. We sincerely appreciate donations of any amount. If you can give $100+ that’s great! If you would like to share $5, $10, $20 a month until we go, that would be great also! If you’d like to donate via check, please e-mail me and I will send you our mailing address.
2. Go digiscrap! I will continue to design kits that will be used to support this trip. You can get the full kits – which include all papers, elements, alphas and any extras – by donating at least $3. You can read all about that on our Support Uganda Orphans with Digiscrap page.
3. Shop Etsy! You can also help support us by shopping our Etsy store. Every single purchase made between now and July 1, 2015 will be used to cover expenses, and again, anything over that will go directly back to support the orphanage. So…get shopping!
Whatever way you choose to help support us, DON’T WAIT! I know it may be tempting to put it off until closer to next summer, but as some of you may know many things have to be purchased in advance. We really do need the funds to help us each step of the way.
I can’t say enough how much we appreciate your support! You can like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on new items/sales and to follow along on our ministry trip. I will also be posting blog updates to keep you informed! If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail directly or use the contact form on the right and I will get back to you ASAP. 🙂
Thank you SO MUCH and have a blessed day.