In September of 2016 I, along with a team of people, will embark on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. My years on earth have been full of God’s faithfulness, to say the least. I've decided to climb Kilimanjaro to bring hope to the hopeless-to affect change right here in Cleveland. 

When I was eight years old I vividly remember seeing video of the poverty in Africa and weeping (weeping as in an ugly cry). As a little girl I was facing my own poverty, abuse and neglect; however those scenes -the deprivation of those kids changed me. It allowed me to put my own pain in perspective. Sometimes the realization that it could be worse was the only thing to get me through. In the midst of my circumstance, it helped cultivate gratitude in my heart. Because of this it seems only fitting that I would climb a mountain in Africa to bring hope to those in Cleveland.

Fundraising from the climb will benefit The Cleveland Hope Center along with other projects throughout Greater Cleveland. The Cleveland Hope Center is so near to my heart. I was a child whose family needed such an organization when one didn’t exist. The resources it will provide are tangible expressions of HOPE: food, counseling, job placement/training. Our city, like many, has a large population of hurting and desperate people who need a way out of their current circumstance. I am climbing for kids like me. I am climbing for the child of the jobless, the homeless, the alcoholic, and the addict. I am climbing to give a voice to children who are abused, neglected and wonder if life will ever be different. I am climbing for HOPE.

Won’t you join me on this journey to bring tangible HOPE to CLE? Any and all support is welcomed and appreciated. I can’t climb this mountain alone. I need your prayers and Cleveland needs your support. Thanks in advance!!!


All donations are given to Journey Community Church and a tax-deductible statement will be available to you at the end of the year. Contributions are made and received with the understanding that Journey Community Church and its entities have complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. They may be used for other participants involved in the climb, The Cleveland Hope Center, Journey Missions, or Church Planting. No refunds will be issued to participants or donors, even if the climber does not complete the climb. If you have questions or concerns please contact us via email at: info@journeypeople.com

Rachel and Miguel $100.00
Anonymous
You inspire me friend! Praying God meets you in a special way on this trip!
$50.00
The Kinyon Family $20.00
OG Noir $115.00
Anonymous
pasta drive/final tshirt weekend
$202.29
Anonymous
tshirt sales up to 8/30
$34.10
Yoga Fundraiser $145.00
Katie Hanson
We love you!
Anonymous
Kili Fundraiser Dinner
$338.04
Anonymous
team tshirt sales 8/16-8/23
$119.34
Anonymous
tshirt sales 8/16-8/23
$69.33
Anonymous
team tshirt sales 8/9-8/16
$59.13
Julie Barnes
Team tshirt sales as of 8/8
$126.53
Julie Barnes
tshirt sales as of 8/8
$195.33
Mark &Donna
You are stronger than you think. We believe in you.
Mark and Jennifer Crowe (Summit Counseling,PLLC)
Julie, We are blown away at your perseverance. Proud of what you are going to accomplish for God and His people. While we wish we could be there with you, know that we are praying for you and your team! Love, Mark and Jennifer
$250.00
Michael & Areli Jeans $100.00
Anonymous
Julie, stay strong! Always go in faith and hope!
Romains $250.00
Anonymous
You Go Girl!!! Love ya!
Pam Mertus
To the top of Mt. Kilamanjaro and BEYOND!!!
$200.00
The Gole Family $100.00
Anonymous
So proud of you Julie! Praying for you! God bless your new adventure!
$1,000.00
Laura Peffer
We love you and support you on this climb in helping those who really need you as an advocate.
$500.00
Anonymous $300.00
Anonymous $255.00
Anonymous $500.00
juliabarnes
Thanks for a cash gift from a friend. Grateful.
$200.00
juliabarnes
Julie here: Thanks to a dear friend who handed me cash toward this journey!!!
$150.00
Anonymous
So excited for your journey. You'll be in our prayers.
$500.00
Bill Shortridge
God bless, your in our daily prayers.
$100.00
Anonymous $120.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $25.00

January 7, 2016 7:35 PM

Thanks Mr. Bill & JoJo and all the anonymous donors. I am truly grateful for your support. Thanks for praying- it is what will sustain me. 

January 7, 2016 7:35 PM

Thanks Mr. Bill & JoJo and all the anonymous donors. I am truly grateful for your support. Thanks for praying- it is what will sustain me. 

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