Help Me to Dream!

Dear Friends,

I need your help!  I’m seeking to raise $6,000.  Would you consider making a generous gift to help a dream come true for me?  I have received a 1-year graduate teaching assistantship for the 18/19 school year in Ohio.  I only need $6,000 to cover my airfare and a few other expenses.  Your gift of $100 or $200 or more will help me get there.   

When I finish my year at the University of Mount Union in Ohio, I plan to return to Nicaragua and “pay it forward.”  So your donation is a good investment!  

I will keep you updated on my entire journey, which begins in July and ends in June.  Please make a contribution to help me.  It will be the best birthday present ever!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ FURTHER, you can get the full scoop.   Here goes!

The good news I just received that will change the whole future of my life is this:  I won a full-year scholarship from the University of Mount Union in Ohio.  Room and board are also included!   This is a $45,000 benefit that I have received.  BUT, to be able to go, I must raise money for my airfare,  and a few incidentals that will total $6,000.  Will you make a gift today?   Por favor.  

How did I win this scholarship?    Well, let me start by telling you that I have had a dream since being a child of becoming a professional.  What a challenge this has been with 7 younger siblings and a single mom!  With a lot of work, studying and working hard, I eventually went to college in Nicaragua and became a journalist!  I worked for several years and helped a number of my siblings go to college.  After working in this capacity, I began to feel that I should seek another way to continue to grow professionally.  I have always felt that this next challenge would be to master English. 

And to reach this goal, I found a marvelous institution called CEPAD where I met people like you over the last two years that taught me so much and now my English is better and I feel sufficiently capable and happy to be able to help those of you who visit Nicaragua to experience this place and make friendships here. 

Two years ago I met Dr. Steve Kramer, a professor at the University of Mount Union who each year brings a group of students who are enrolled in a class called, “Social Responsibility” where they learn about the importance of helping others and understanding that as human beings we share equally in our worth and measure.  I saw these values very deeply in Steve and in the students and it motivated me to want to be a part of the educational system of Mount Union. After speaking with Steve, and another professor, Naoko, I was offered a scholarship that would permit me to study there for a year.  Winning this scholarship would be very difficult because I would need to demonstrate a commitment and similar values.   But thank God!  Steve and Naoko recommended me to the president of the university and they granted me the scholarship!  This will help me develop as a professional and I hope to use my time in Ohio to return to Nicaragua and to help the needy, just like I had been doing with CEPAD.  I plan to travel to the U.S. in July of 2018 and return to Nicaragua in the summer of 2019. 

Would you please help make this dream come true today?  I must raise the $6,000 for airfare, travel and food while in the U.S. and incidentals to be able to receive the scholarship.   If you can make a gift very soon, even before the end of my birthday today, it will help me reach my $6,000 goal.  Once I raise this money, I can make a final commitment to this scholarship and tell the University of Mount Union that I will join them as a student next fall. 

I promise your gift to me today will be one that will be multiplied many times over.  Thank you, thank you!!!
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David Sanchez 
Seattle, WA
Justin Sundberg 
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