"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is god's handwriting."

I was born an adventurer, even as an infant the only thing that would quiet me down was my dad walking through the woods in his arms. My whole life I wanted to see the world, and help people as I do so. This past September I saved up the money and went on a road trip with my best friend all the way to the Oregon Coast. I saw all the beauty that came with that, but I still had the urge to see more! Why not do so while helping Cleveland?! The day I heard about this trip I instantly agreed. I didn't think twice, I knew in my heart that God wanted me to do this. I'm hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro to create strength and courage in myself. My hope as Im hiking is that I will get closer to God and the people at Journey.

I am also a photographer who sees everything as beauty made by God. While hiking, I'm hoping to capture that beauty, and photograph the journey up the mountain. I want to be a living example to show people that no matter what obstacle God throws your way, He will always be there! 

The main reason I'm doing this trip is to show everyone that we can help people around us. I want to bring hope to every person in Cleveland. I think in order to help people outside of Cleveland we first have to help our city. Every step we take up this amazing mountain is a step towards helping the depressed, addicted, jobless, and homeless.

I have always struggled with the unknown. The future was always my biggest enemy. Thinking about the future always caused fear and anxiety. I went through cycles of depression because of my future and my plans for my life. I have always believed in God but I never tried to understand His ways. This past year I have relied more on God and found peace in myself through Him. To this day I do not know exactly what I'm going to do but I do know that whatever I do, I will do through God. My future now excites me! I want others to find the peace in God that I have found in Him. God will take us all on this amazing journey and change our lives forever!

"Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created."

I'm all in!


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, 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

Hyland
You're awesome! :)
Hyland Pop Sale $100.00
Lisa Pozwick
So proud of you! What an amazing opportunity and such a great cause! Go kick that mountains butt!!
$40.00
Brett McConnell
We are so proud of you
Anonymous
pasta drive/final tshirt weekend
$202.29
Anonymous
tshirt sales 8/23-8/25
$36.10
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous
Kili Fundraiser Dinner
$338.04
Anonymous
team tshirt sales 8/16-8/23
$119.33
Anonymous
tshirt sales 8/16-8/23
$133.08
Anonymous
team tshirt sales 8/9-8/16
$59.13
Olivia Lobas
tshirt sales 8/9-8/16
$137.34
Olivia Lobas
team tshirt sales as of 8/8
$126.53
Olivia Lobas
tshirt sales as of 8/8
$265.23
Tammy
You rock Olivia! Proud of you!
$100.00
Mary Evans $20.00
Patti Sparks
Climb, girl!
$20.00
The Petersens
So inspiring! Best of luck!! -Eric, Sheila, Josie & Maeve
Rich Toulouse
Children's Art Fundraiser!!
$160.00
Maggie Male
Go, Olivia! Child Art Fundraiser
$120.00
Amber Tagg
Go, Olivia!!
$50.00
Peyton Gersper $25.00
Sarah Katzer $35.00
Brinley V. Adamich, Team Oliva Cheerleader Extraordinaire
You are teaching us how to make our dreams come true by helping people in the process....and I thought you were wonderful before because of our lovely hairdos and the fancy chalk drawings you create for us outside! :-) P.S. I just LOVE elephants! If you happen to see one, could you take a pretty picture for me? Thanks!
Anonymous
Maddie, Nolan, Nicole and John Cavalier
So very excited and proud of you Olivia!! Have so much fun on this journey of a lifetime :-)
Toulouse Family
Nancy Person
Good luck Olivia!!!!! Loved the silent auction idea and am thrilled to own the Ruby Room masterpiece :)
The Venhoffs
Best of luck - what an amazing experience and wonderful cause!
$50.00
Harper & Griffin!
Good Luck & you rock!
Alexandra Inman
Ms. Olivia, Thank you for being an amazing teacher and an inspiration for all! Love, Alexandra
Mackenzie Walmsley
Best of luck Olivia! Thanks for always taking such good care of me!
$50.00
Julie Holland
Good luck with the climb Olivia! You can do it! :)
$50.00
Lobas Construction $200.00
Cynthy Rademaker
Climb girl, climb!
$20.00
Hyland Bake Sale $194.00
Corinne Lobas $1,898.00
Marci Smith
Olivia, Olivia, I am so proud of you for taking on this amazing journey all while helping others right here in our hometown. My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, not to harm you and a future filled with hope!" I can't wait to see your journey unfold through all the beautiful photography you will capture, too all while spreading lo
$25.00
Hallie Kosovich
Beyond excited for you and your next adventure!! You're amazing!!!
$25.00
George Uguccin
For Olivia - Fundraiser Night!
$50.00
Anonymous
So excited for you and this experience! Sorry I couldn't be at the dinner. May your bright spirit shine to top of the climb and back. Love ya, Kate
$30.00
Bryson
Reach for the clouds Miss Olivia!
$30.00
Andy & Maggie Male
You are amazing inspiration!
$100.00
Karen Hoffman
What an amazing opportunity. Good luck and have fun!
$30.00
Anonymous
Tim Arai
Go kick that mountain's butt! And of course, do it for a great cause!
Celina McWilliams
So excited for you! And what a great cause. I'll be happy to help out more before the trip, just wanted to get you started!

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