update: $1000 to go
thank you for your continued interest in my next mission trip. here’s an update!
Mission Trip to Port Elizabeth, South Africa
March 12-24, 2008
total to raise: $2500.
still to raise: $1000 by February 13, 2008.
anything extra will go toward other team members who have not raised enough support and/or deposited into my personal account with Oceans of Mercy for future trips and possible longterm endeavors further down the road.
if you would like to donate toward my mission efforts, YOU CAN!
Westside Family Church
c/o Crystal Renaud
8500 Woodsonia Drive.
Lenexa, KS 66227
remember gifts are tax-deductible when checks are written to “Oceans of Mercy”. just be sure to write, “crystal renaud – wfc” in the memo line. giving toward this mission and/or organization is also a great idea for businesses looking for a sponsorship opportunity.
INTERESTING TRIP INFO:
• Daily interaction with orphans displaced by HIV/AIDS
• Vacation Bible School and picnic at Seaview Squatter Camp, Port Elizabeth.
(these are the kids who can’t afford schooling and go for days without food. they will purely come because they are guaranteed a meal, but will walk away having experienced the love of Christ through hearing the gospel, being loved on, singing fun praise songs, playing games and of course, a much needed meal.)
• Home visits to encourage those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
• Assisting in delivery of food parcels to people in poverty.
• Community Abstinence Training in local township schools
(each of us personally teaching truth and debunking myths about AIDS as well as speaking the gospel to classrooms of hundreds of 5th-8th graders)
• 3-day camp on the beach for children in the One Life CSP
(these are kids who are either orphans displaced by AIDS or who’s guardians can’t provide for them. most have never left home, live just a few miles from the ocean but have never seen it, have never heard the gospel and will for the very first time. they will stay with us for 3 days and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.)
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