Help Jerry get to World Youth Day!

World Youth Day 2016 is scheduled July 24-Aug 1 in Kraków Poland. As you all may know Jerry is on a beautiful journey and would love to have this opportunity to go and learn more. He feels strongly drawn to experience the universality of the church, a joyful encounter with Pope Francis and witness this evangelization, in order to share it with the young people he ministers to.
While Jerry is trying desperately to pay off all of his debt I was hoping that maybe we could all pitch in a little (or lot) to help make this once in a lifetime trip possible for him. The trip also includes visits and tours of Berlin and Vienna. His personal goal is to raise $1500 which includes airfare, spending money and covers missed income for that week. Personally I feel this is too low for a 9 day trip to another country so I'm shooting for at least $2,000.
Jerry hopes to make further connections with other like minded individuals. Youths, where his primary focus currently is and to grow deeper in his faith as he continues to listen and follow God's calling.
He stated to me that "this really is a pilgrimage about developing my understanding of youth ministry and to deepen an awareness of his vocation and especially to help young people understand how God is calling them".
Every little bit helps and I ask you to consider donating to my dear cousin who is on a mission. In my humble opinion, to help change the lives of our youth by helping them to follow Gods calling, whatever that may be. Little by little making this world a better place.
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    • 25 $ 
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    • 25 $ 
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    • 50 $ 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christine Smak Konopacki 
Jackson, MI
Jerry Rice 
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