My Volunteer Mission Trip to Brazil

Dear Family & Friends!!

Thank you for your time reading this!  I am blessed with the opportunity to volunteer with ESTHERS Children (, in Vera Cruz, near Recife, Brazil. This will be my first ever international mission trip, and I am so very excited, however nervous too, about it!! 

I am very thankful and humbled for this opportunity this organization has provided to me. To do something and learn from it, my hope is to afford myself in this small way towards the bigger purpose and goals of helping these children, in specific – girls in their impoverished situations. I learned about this organization a couple of years ago, and have been very moved by it. Since, it’s opened my eyes, ears and heart to learn more about the world of sex trafficking around the globe.

Please read a bit more in detail about what ESTHERS does to help children who are otherwise impoverished and exploited, in all ways possible – including sexual exploitation and child prostitution!  As a woman and a mother of a little girl, my heart breaks about this as it is a dark reality of our time and I would like to do what I can.

I am planning to travel there this Summer, with an amazing team of people. Please consider making a donation if you are moved by this cause. Each of us on our team of 7 is to raise $2800. Your tax deductible gift will send our team to serve the girls there and provide the materials needed for training in the arts, mentoring, a vacation bible school, and some construction work at the community center, and much more!

Even a $1.00 in donation will be accepted with a gracious heart, but I encourage you for more.  Please send me and my team’s way good thoughts, wishes and prayers, and please share this post to anyone you know who might support this cause. Change starts with ME and YOU – we CAN make our world a better place to be – for all of us!!

Donation options:

1)      Donate here on gofundme

2)      My local church donation page through PayPal securely:  At the  ‘Add special instructions to the seller’ part, please put “Smitha/Emma  Joseph – Brazil Mission Team/2015”

Thank you so much!! I will be sure to provide updates about this before, during and after!!

Smitha/Emma Joseph

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Smitha Joseph 
Utica, MI
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