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Mission Trip 2016: Colombia

$18,157 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
Katie Cardenas
on behalf of Edwin Pores Rojas
 ALEXANDRIA, VA
Hello everyone my name is Katie Cardenas. Currently, I am the youth  director at Alexandria Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Our mission is to UNIFY our youth and GUIDE them to a relationship with Jesus Christ. While we do this, we hope to RETAIN our current youth by leading them to a deeper connection with Christ. We are also determined that through Christ we will RESTORE our youth that have left the church back to the Light. It's simple right? UNIFY, GUIDE, RETAIN, and RESTORE!  As my team and I were brainstorming different ways that our youth could experience Chirst at another level, we immediately thought well lets have a few week of prayers throughout the year and get heavily involved  in outreach. While this is  something we have incorporated into our year's plan, we need something bigger. We needed something that  would make an impact in our youth's most important years. While I was hesistant at first, I could not surpress what the Lord was pressing me  to do.  I sugguested a  mission trip.  My team immediately expressed their excitement and so the planning began.

As you may already know planning a mission trip in general has it's challenges. It takes time, effort, and lots of prayer! Planning  a mission trip for a  group of young students is more difficult, since the majority of them are not employed due to their full-time student status.  The cost of this trip may be a challenge for their parents.  That is why we have  decided that all donations received will be distributed evenly among the young men and woman that will be going. As a team , we will be fundraising at our church and in our community. We have faith that God will provide us with all that we need and more whether it's through generous donations through here, local sponsors, or our local fundraisers. God is in control and He will provide! 

TRIP DETAILS:
We will be taking 15 young men and woman to Tauramena, Casanare, Colombia this July! This trip will take place between July 3, 2016- July 17, 2016. During this trip, our youth will engage in the following areas: evangelism, children's ministry, and a construction project. There is a great need for the love and grace of Jesus to be shared in Colombia. This trip will include evening evangelism meetings and Vacation Bible School programs and basic English programs at two sites, and a church construction project.  We invite you to help these young men and  women share the love of Christ with the people of Tauramena, Casanare, Colombia.

*NOTE:
We have been able to minimize the cost of this trip due to the help  that has been extended by family and brother/sisters (church) in Colombia. We have been offered the minimal fees in order to make this trip possible for our youth. The  total cost of this trip will be $19,500 which includes the following:  the construction project, flights, lodging, food, travel expenses, traveler's insurance, outreach materials, and t-shirts.  We have divided the cost per person to $1,300. 

If you would like more information please feel free to contact at us! We would be glad to answer any questions!

Thank you for your time and donation! 

God bless you!


"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
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UPDATE: 5/25/2016: Hello friends! Sorry I have not updated you all! As the trip is getting closer the more busy we seem to get! :) Through gofundme, personal sponsorships and hard earned money (work) we have raised a total of $16,500! Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray and share our page!
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In February 28, 2016, the youth hosted a car wash and pupusa sale! Their hard work paid off and they were able to raise $742.63! Praise the Lord!
Getting ready to hose down the first couple cars!
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This is our youth after la cena de gala (gala dinner) on 2/14/2016. I have also included a couple pictures to reflect their hard work! Enjoy!
End Result of their hard work!
Everyone registered showed up!
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UPDATE 2/16/2016: Our youth hosted a gala dinner on 2/14/2016 at church! The event was a success and most importantly they got to share God's love with many couples that night!
Preparing for the Gala dinner Sat. night
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$18,157 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 25 months
Created January 19, 2016
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TM
$1,557
The Missionaries
20 months ago (Offline Donation)

On June 12, 2016, we worked hard! We sold food at our conference summer Olympics event. We made a total of $1957.000 . We donated $200 to our church youth department and $200 to our conference youth ministry! Praise the Lord!

GB
$100
Gay Brownlee
20 months ago

Praying for you all!

TM
$6,628
The Missionaries
21 months ago (Offline Donation)

Money was received through personal sponsorships and hard earned money!

$1,000
Anonymous
22 months ago
SC
$100
Sara Cox
22 months ago

For Hector.

TM
$2,300
The Missionaries
23 months ago (Offline Donation)

The missionaries have been received some fund through individual sponsorships and through their own funds from employment. Continue to pray for them as they continue to send out sponsorship letters, host car washes, and food sales!

AC
$3,500
Alexandria Spanish SDA Church
23 months ago (Offline Donation)

Our church has continued to show us support! We are very grateful! This has been a huge help! May God continue to bless our church and our youth.

CS
$742
Car Wash and Pupusa Sale
24 months ago (Offline Donation)
TM
$1,500
The Missionaries
24 months ago (Offline Donation)

Each missionary has made their initial payment! Praise the Lord!

PT
$30
Paulo Tenorio
24 months ago

sorry can't help with more, we are fundraising ourselves too :/ This is for Erick Orellana by the way! blessings!!

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