Additionally, we will be serving in Essalaam English Center in S'mara (one of the 5 refugee camps) helping in the classrooms and on the school grounds, filling in and meeting needs as they arise.
The relationship we have with the Saharawi people personally spans back 15 years and a total of 19 trips between Kate and I, though we've only been there once together. These are a people largely forgotten by the rest of the world, as they've been refugees in a land not their own for the last 39 years. Please come alongside us as we continue to cultivate the relationship between America and Western Sahara and show these people that they are not alone in this world!
This will be our first time traveling to the camps with children, which presents unique challenges. In addition to financial needs, we are also requesting a great deal of prayer from our supporters, as this is uncharted territory for our family. We will be leaving behind a business (Seth's Coffee) and our homes to be in the care of others for our time away, which brings great anxiety. Please pray that God will provide the people necessary to care for these other facets of our lives while we are away.
The trip cost is mostly airfare, likely to approach $5,000. The remainder of our goal for fundraising is for living expenses while there, other travel expenses (hotel, food, etc), and travel insurance.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact either Kate or I directly.
Thank you, in advance, for your support! We would not be able to go without your help!
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