Dear Friends and Family,
I am so excited to let you all know that I have the opportunity to go on two missions trips this upcoming summer with Eastside Christian Church. I will be serving as an assistant lead for the Kenya, Mathare Valley trip and Thailand!! I will be traveling on June 19th to Kenya and July 6th to Thailand where we will be doing so many amazing things. We will be holding a woman's conference, going to visit a ton of the schools out there, bringing solar lights to the homes where they have no electricity, creating carnivals for kids and so many more projects.
I have felt a calling in my life for as long as I can remember to serve others. I have had the amazing opportunity to go to Thailand in 2017 and Kenya in 2018. This year around I am going back to these countries with such a stronger faith and understanding of who I am and what I am capable of doing. I know God has provided me with the gift of a servant's heart. I cannot begin to explain how life changing it has been going on these trips and having my eyes opened to levels of poverty and pain that I never understood before. I have a greater understanding for different people and cultures in this world, my mind and my heart continue to open up and grow through missions trips. Now, I even have the opportunity to serve with Eastside as an intern in the global compassion department because of my passion to serve around the world. I feel blessed to have this incredible opportunity to help others and I know there is a lot of work ahead as we begin to prepare.
My biggest request of my supporters is prayer. These trips are emotionally, spiritually and physically draining. My faith constantly is being tested, my heart breaks for the stories I hear in the homes and at the orphanages of these poverty stricken families. Yet, I know that God always finds a way to lift my spirits enough to encourage these people and remind them of how loved they truly are. It is because of the prayer of my supporters that I am able to make it through these tough but rewarding times.
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. These trips are worth every dime spent, they change the lives of the people living in the hurting areas of Thailand and Kenya. I would not be able to be a part of all of it, if it weren't for you guys.
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 1,500 and it is due by June 14th . 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 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 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!
Hannah Maldonado (714) 315-1291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.
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