Kenya Mathare 2019 Eastside Beyond Borders|Eric and Melisa Nicholson

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Dear Friends and Family,

We want to share some exciting news with you! Eastside Christian Church has planned a global compassion trip for this coming summer and we will be serving as part of the team! We will be traveling to Kenya in June 2019 where we will be small group leaders for a team of travelers. We feel a strong desire to serve in Kenya, spread the good news, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In 2014, Melisa had the opportunity to serve in Kenya on her first missions trip. This missions trip was life changing and opened Melisa's eyes and heart to travel locally and globally to reach and serve the lost, poor, fatherless, hungry, homeless and to be a bright light in this dark world. Ever since 2014, I (Eric) have become inspired to serve on a global missions trip as well. Our main goal as a married couple is to be a power couple for God, keep Him first always and to serve others every chance we get. We feel blessed to have this incredible opportunity to help others and know there is a lot of work ahead as we begin to prepare. We could really use your help!

First, we would be honored if you would pray for us...for preparation, to lead our small group well, for our journey, our ministry and for the spiritual battles surely ahead. Secondly, we'd love to know if you would contribute to the work we are doing by covering part of the cost of the trip. We can't do this without you and your support!! 

Each team member has been entrusted with raising an equal share of the total cost to send us. The amount we must personally raise is $4,500 and it is due by June 16th. If you wish to partner with us 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 our names and "Kenya-Mathare 2019" in the memo line and mail/bring it to the address below. Contributions to our project are tax-deductible. You're very important to us. Thank you for considering being a part of our team. If you have any questions we'd love the opportunity to tell you more so just call, text or email us!

-Eric & Melisa Nicholson (949-257-8234;

*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

Kenya here we come!!!!! :D
Ashlee Villanueva $100.00
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Anonymous $275.00
Don and Darlene Bolland
May God truly bless you and those whose lives you touch.
Steve Robbins
Joseph Nicholson & Somer
This is awesome! Hope you have safe travels and help lots of families!
Anonymous $535.00
Lizz Afsari
Prayers for you both on your journey Safe travels!
Anonymous $300.00
Marla Chavez
Thank you for making the world a better place!
Gabby Rodriguez
Love you both very much and wishing you the best of luck in this next adventure together. May God continue to bless you both (:
Anonymous $250.00
Hina Patel $200.00
Pranav Patel $131.00
Ryan & Amanda Tsang
Super proud of you both for leading and serving together as a couple! Go blue team! We will be praying for you and for all the other team members, partners, and students in Kenya :)
Anonymous $230.00
Patricia Iacono
I am so proud of you both for your love & dedication in helping the less fortunate and those in need. You both will do great things in Kenya. Love you both so much!
Anonymous $175.00
Sam & Alayna $100.00
Jordan K
Love you guys!! ❤️

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