$2,100 for my 21st!

Hello friends!

As a lot of you already know, I went on a short term mission trip to India back in April of this year. We did a lot of work on that trip, but most of our work involved contributing to God's Dream Home; an orphanage started by our dear friend, Pastor Cross.

So a little bit about the orphanage...
Pastor Cross started sponsoring a handful of kids to go to school a few years ago. These kids were from broken families, or families that couldn't support an education for their kids. Pastor Cross, along with the help of a non-profit, started sending these kids to boarding school where they had a roof over their head and a full education. Over the last two years, the number of kids increased; some of them coming from homelessness on the street, others from more families that couldn't support their children. The handful of 6 kids, quickly increased to a whoppin' 52, so Pastor Cross and his wife Anne decided to rent out a building where they could house all the kids and send them to a local school supported by the non-profit.

That's only a teeny tiny picture of the generosity of Pastor Cross and Anne that I got to see and hear about while I was in India but if you want to know more, don't hesitate to ask me! I LOVE sharing about my trip but be warned because it's pretty hard to shut me up :-)

Anyway, Pastor Cross and Anne are wanting to buy a place for their orphanage because renting is not a sustainable long-term option. I was originally just going to give them a small donation to help out, but then I came up with this campaign as a birthday celebration. I am asking YOU to help me multiply my donation of $100 by 21 in celebration of my 21st birthday!

Anything helps! A Canadian dollar can go a long way in Indian rupees, so whether you want to give $5 or $50, it will definitely make a difference. 

100% of the proceeds that I receive from this campaign is going straight to God's Dream Home; supporting the kids' education or the fund towards buying a place of their own. Because I want to ensure that all the money I receive goes straight to God's Dream Home, I am sending it directly to Pastor Cross - this means it's not being sent as a charitable donation which means there are no tax receipts. However, I do understand if you're giving a bigger donation and would like a tax receipt so please contact me (I'll leave some contact info at the bottom), there are alternative routes through which you can give that ensures you get the receipt!

I'm going to run this campaign until Sept. 30! If you can't give, please do me a favour and share this campaign with your friends! I left a big chunk of my heart in India with these kids and it would mean the world if I could reach this donation goal! Thank y'all for taking the time to read this and God bless!

If you don't have me on Facebook or don't have my number, you can contact me through this campaign!


Lauren Mae Abad
Surrey, BC

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