I hope that all is well and that when you receive this you are in the best of health and spirits.
This August, I will have the opportunity to head back out to the Lily of the Valley Orphanage (http://www.lilyofthevalley.org.mx) in Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. This will be my fourth short-term missions trip to the orphanage and I’m trilled that I get the opportunity to serve some of God’s most precious sons and daughters yet again.
What makes this trip so special is that after years of asking, my wife and I have allowed my ten year old daughter Lymarie to come alongside me to serve the children of Mexico. She has already raised/saved close to $700. Some of it was donated and the rest she saved from of her holiday and birthday money in preparation for the trip. I could not be more proud of her. I pray that this is a life changing trip for her and that she experiences the love of God in a fresh new way.
While I’m eager to get busy, the reality is that I can’t do it without your support. I would ask that you would keep my team and I in prayer from now until we return from our trip on August 9th. Logistics, strategic planning, last minute adjustments, and preparations could prove to be quite overwhelming at times. Needless to say, your prayers are needed.
I would also ask that you would prayerfully consider a tax deductible contribution*. No size is to small, or big. And while any contribution would be helpful sooner rather than later, any contribution over the next few months would help offset some the expenses and are greatly appreciated.
Lymarie and I have set the goal of raising $2,500 for this trip. This would cover Lymarie’s passport, our airfare, a love offering to the orphanage for providing room, board and food for the week and will also provide us with a working budget to meet the needs of the children and staff as they arise.
Over the course of my various trips, some of the practical needs have been first aid supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet seats, a toilet tank, a toilet snake, paint and hardware supplies among several other things. In the past, while I have been able to bring clothes, crayons, pencils, and art supplies, the reality is it’s easier to buy these items over there. We also were able to buy the kids ice cream on our last day and have a pizza party for the children and overworked staff.
I want to thank you in advance for partnering up with me, Lymarie and the team. We sincerely need your prayers. And, we would also like to thank you for your financial contributions, if you feel so led.
Here is a link to a my blog where I have a slideshow and photos showcasing some of my previous trips to the orphanage: www.cfmonzon.com/missions/
Thank you again for your support and time. God bless you.
In His service,
Christian & Lymarie Monzón
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