by Walla Walla University 200 Lives Impacted Bolivia
Dear family and friends, Ever since I was little I have dreamed about being a student missionary and working with kids in another countr...
Dear family and friends,
Ever since I was little I have dreamed about being a student missionary and working with kids in another country. I’ve recently been approved to participate in the Walla Walla University Student Missions Program, so next year I will be taking a break from my college studies to serve God in a different capacity. I know that this experience will be both challenging and rewarding and I am looking forward to embarking on this journey.
I accepted this assignment in the Student Missions program because I want to grow in my relationship with God by getting out of my comfort zone and serving others while experiencing a new culture. I am very excited about this opportunity, and I have faith that God will provide as I face the fundraising challenge.
There are several costs associated with this experience: travel costs, visa costs, mailing costs, living costs while I’m out, and the list goes on. Each year, the student missionaries are required to raise the money needed. We do that by working in the community for donations, asking for donations from mission supporters, working with our local churches for help, and by earning as much as we can in addition to the money given. The funds are used to get us to our location, to make sure we’re cared for while we’re there, and then to bring us home. A portion of the fundraised money ($500) goes toward training and support offered through the SM office. Any excess funds I raise help other SMs to go and provide emergency aid, as well as help support SMs in the field.
Will you consider joining me in this by giving as generous a gift as you’re able? Any amount you share will be deeply appreciated! I have chosen a call with such great need they cannot pay my stipend or insurance, so I will need to raise about $5,500 instead of the normal $3,500. Donations will be deposited into the Student Missionary fund to help turn our dreams of being missionaries into the satisfaction that comes from serving others.
I’m at a time when I can accept this opportunity and give this year of my life to God. I am asking you to share in the blessing by helping financially. I appreciate your prayers to help me face the many challenges I will face as I live away from family and friends, adjust to a new culture—its people, food, and way of life—and serve as an ambassador for Christ.
Thank you so much for your help and support.
In His love and for His service,