Posted on April 5, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
So 13% of my goal has been raised so far in the first week of my fundraising efforts. This is wonderful news! Please share the link to my fundraising site with anyone you can. I am so grateful to all of my donors and my donors to come! We're all in this together! If the fundraiser continues at this momentum, it will take me about 8 weeks (56 days) to reach my goal. I've calculated this to map out a fundraising plan my supporters can see. I've also done this in hopes that you will keep this in prayer. Your continued prayer for this mission is what will make it a success in every way possible.
So if you're reading this and on the fence about donating, take a leap of faith and do it. Yeah you may have to sacrifice a nice meal out or those new pair of shoes you wanted, but think about all the good your donation is doing. In rural communities such as Berlín where I will be working, there are many adolescent mothers who don't know what it's like to have a childhood because they were forced to grow up so fast. Many reasons for these young marriages and courtships is because women are seeking a man to provide for them and to lift the burden off of their families. In our culture it may seem "wrong" or "inappropriate" but marrying young in many other cultures is acceptable, expected and a means of survival. My teammates were recounting how many of these young mothers were taking part in the children's activities long with the kids. They've missed out on what a lot of us take for granted. Your donation will allow this ministry to help these young women connect with other young women in their community who have similar stories. I mean think about it: isn't it a blessing to live child-like? Doesn't The Lord call us to come to Him as His children?