Missions trip to work at orphanage.

Dear friends and family,

In January of 2016 I learned of a missions trip opportunity in my hometown of Lyndonville, VT which was  founded by church members of the Lyndonville United Methodist Church. I have had a dream to do missionary work for many years. I've talked to missionaries and missionary schools, for example, Nyack College in NY. I quickly asked who I had to contact to learn more of this missions opportunity in my hometown, as my heart, spirit and soul was ignited with passion and hope that my dream was possible! I became a part of the 2017 VT team to serve at the Shadow of His Wings Orphanage in Monjas, Guatemala as I took the very first flight of my life. I served with 26 total strangers. I had many fears of which I handed over to God. I didn't know what was expected of me. This trip changed my life in many positive ways. We brought hope and love to children whom didn't know what love and hope was. They come from horrific backgrounds that are heartbreaking to hear. We brought food to families and widows that may receive no other food for the entire week. We visited nursing homes to bring hope, love, food and beverages to seniors that may have no family or assistance. They all live in a small, very basic home with concrete walls and I saw a room where they all sleep where all the beds were and it made me so grateful for the basic things that we enjoy here in the US. I now sponsor two girls at the orphanage whom are sisters which has fulfilled another dream of having a daughter. When I see these children smile it is a dream fulfilled in my life! I plan on departing on February 16th to serve once again on two VT missions teams and a NY missions team. I am taking a spanish class to assist me to better communicate with the children and everyone else. I am not a wealthy man in money therefore I am asking for assistance from anyone whom is interested in assisting me to fulfill my dream of assisting and serving the least of thee as we bring them hope and love which they do not realize exist in this world. I will serve as Gods hands and feet as He is fulfilling His will in my life through me. Thank you everyone, my brothers and sisters! Gracias! May you all be richly blessed! 

~Marc Plourde
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Marc Plourde 
Lyndon, VT
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