Volunteering in South Korea, Year 2

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! 감사합니다 !

Dearest friends and family, whom I miss and long to see-

I want to first thank you for taking the time to read my story and consider my request.

2013 was a year of prosperity. A year filled with continuous blessings, adventures, learning, and provision from the Lord.
I have learned so much in my time here in Korea; how to speak Korean (though I am still working on the fluency part, consider me well-conversed^^), Korean culture, new things about the Lord, and about working with the people and living in the culture around me.

I have spent the last year volunteering at Angels' Haven (천사원) in Seoul, South Korea, and loved every moment of it. The Lord has blessed me in allowing me to stay for a 2nd year. The work is similar, but I am able to be so much more impactful in this 2nd year. I know so much more Korean and can communicate on a completely different level. I know so many faces and the people I work with know me, which allows them to open up to me in deeper ways. I have been able to develop relationships with the children and adults I work with, and great rapport with the staff and other teachers. And the love the Lord has given me for these people only continues to grow. 

I know all of you have helped me out in huge ways already, be it financially or through prayer and support. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done.

However, there is, as always in this world, further need. Financially I cannot support myself as I have been doing full-time volunteer work for over a year, but need some money to live and continue the work that I love so much. For room and board, insurance, training camps with my organization, and remaining a part of 천사원(cheon-sa-won) etc. I need to raise several thousand dollars in order to continue to support and pour love out upon the amazing individuals that I encounter every day. The Lord has taught me so many things, especially this past year, about his provision and what the true meaning of prosperity is. I have not wanted for anything in my time here (other than a homecooked meal and a hug from my mommy:), and I fully trust to the Lord's continued provision for my every need.

Please consider donating and helping, not just me, but helping to meet some of the needs of the people I am working with. Adults and children, with or without disabilities, with or without parents, with or without so many of the privileges that many of us take for granted.

There are so many things I want to tell you about, stories of the adorable individuals I work with, and the beautiful ways I have seent the Lord at work... if you don't have the time to come visit me in this vast and throbbing city, please send whatever love you can my way! Prayers and praises abound.

Thank you again,
much love,

Lauren Michelle

* if you prefer to send a check, please email me.
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