Help me get to grad School!

Dear family and friends,
I would like to invite you all to be a part of a new opportunity that has opened up for me. It is my honor to say that I have been accepted into Azusa Pacific University to pursue a Masters degree in Transformational Urban Leadership (MATUL)!!

How the MATUL program works:
Students spend the first semester in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, students take classes, live in a community near fellow MATUL students, and work alongside a local church. Following the first semester in Los Angeles, students are then sent to spend two years (including summers) overseas at one of the partner cities. The first two semesters overseas focus on culture and language training, while the following two semesters consist of internships in areas of community transformation.

What does your financial support enable me to do:
Your financial support will help me in the following areas-

1. Tuition (program leadership, program orientation, home stay placement, five supervised internship placements, Visa assistance, provision of core program text through the library, internet access, Field support and as needed counseling)
2. Airfare
3. Textbooks
4. Room and Board with host family for 24 months
5. In-country public transportation and incidentals for 24 months
6. Language helper (3 hr/day, 5 day/week, for 3 months)

I need your help!
As excited as I am to pursue this new opportunity that has been set before me, I can not do this on my own. $30,000 dollars is a lot of money that my family and I don't have. Please consider helping support me in the following ways:

(1) Prayer- Please pray for: (a) my safety; (b) my health (physically, spiritually and emotionally); (c) comfort while I am overseas away from my family and friends; (d) openness to a new culture; (e) that I can raise $30,000 
(2) Encouragement- A facebook message, written letter, or Skype come a long way! The support from friends and family keeps me motivated!
(3) Financially- again I can NOT do this on my own! I need your help!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your willingness to support me for my upcoming Masters program! 

For more information about the MATUL program please visit the Azusa Pacific Website at:
http://www.apu.edu/seminary/urbanleadership/
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Jose Duenas 
Organizer
San Ramon, CA
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