I often hear people say, “wow! It’s a small world” when they find out someone has mutual friends with them. When you really think about it, our world keeps getting smaller. It doesn’t get smaller literally, but figuratively in the sense that with social media, television, boats/ships, and airplanes you can see or go just about anywhere in the world without too much hassle. With that said, how come other countries and their citizens seem so far away?
I am blessed to have been able to go outside of the country for both vacation and missions trips. While vacations are fun, there isn’t much of a lasting impact. However, with foreign missions not only did I get to go to another country, but helping people and doing labor, playing with the local children was something I will never forget and will always cherish. I started really having a heart for missions in 2013 when I went on my first missions trip to Peru. I loved it! It wasn’t a vacation as we were building a roof on churches that had been destroyed after the earthquake several year prior, but even yet, it was one of the most rewarding and pleasant times of my life.
In 2014, I got to go with my church to a project in the Dominican Republic. Over the last several years we had been building a children’s center, playground, church building, and fencing in the property. I got to go and help complete the project where children are learning life skills necessary to live on their own one day and to succeed in the world. In May 2016, I have the opportunity to go back to the Dominican Republic with a team of people from my church to start building a new children’s center!
I am so excited for this opportunity to bless these people but I need your help! I have to raise $2000 to go and bless the local community there. If you want to be a part of what is going on but maybe don’t want to go to the country, you can still help! I created a gofundme account to help with the funds. Thank you so much for your support, if you would like to donate the link is listed below along with the church’s website that I am going with.