I love that quote for so many reasons. I believe that everything I do is because of the help of others. It might not be financiallym it might just be through an encouraging word. But in some way people have made things happen for me, not myself. All the things in my life that I have achieved or are hoping to achieve I owe to my friends and family. I believe in the power of a team and I believe that together people can make a huge impact. Now why am I telling you all this? Well, I am leaving for the World Race in September. The World Race is a missions program that goes to 11 different countries in 11 months. We will be serving around different areas of the world for almost a year. This is 5 months away and like any poor college kid I am starting to worry about how this is going to happen... how am I going to get all the money to go? Good thing my worry is not taking over just yet.. I have faith. I have faith in my Creator that He will provide but I also have faith that together we can all help to make this happen. I don't believe that one has to make a huge impact or in this case a huge donation. I myself can't do that. But I do believe in the power of all of us coming together and giving little to make a HUGE impact. So what's the deal?
I am starting a fundraising campaign for the next 20 days to help me get to 50% of my fundraising goal for the World Race. The cost of the trip is $15,500. That cost covers eveything for the 11 months. So far I have $3,350. THIS IS AMAZING! But my goal by April 15th is to raise the other $4,400 to get me to 50% of my total goal. Are you guys thinking I am crazy yet? Well let me tell you how I believe this can happen...
I want this to be something we do together. I don't want people giving big donations to me or feeling that they can't help because they don't have a lot of money. Because we can do it. TOGETHER. On the World Race we are traveling to 11 different countries. For each of those countries I am asking that you give $1. So really I am asking for a total of only $11. A dollar a country. If you think about how many times we spend $11 it is kind of crazy! I spent 3 times that yesterday when I filled up my gas tank!! So that's it... $11.
So what needs to happen to make this possible? In order to stay on track with my goal I would need 20 people to donate $11 each day. Only 20 people a day for 20 days!! That's really not that much if you think about it. If I make $220 a day for 20 days I will be able to reach my goal of $4,400 by April 15th.
I really feel that we can do this people. All you have to do is click the donate button and enter the amount of $11. If you feel led to give more that is fine but I think this would be awesome if we could do this all together. Please consider donating $11. Thank you in advance for helping me leave in September. I owe it all to my supporters. Love you all!! If you have any questions plase feel free to ask. <3
For more information follow my blog at courtneythompson.theworldrace.org
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