Thursday, July 23, 2009
“People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don't consider it servitude.” -Ann Landers
Today I am writing to make a request for your assistance. My daughter will be traveling to Cuenca, Ecuador on a three month Mission Trip. She will be working with the Verbo Church during her time in Ecuador.
Not long ago, she visited Ecuador on a mission trip with the The C3 Church-Atlanta School of Ministry. After returning from this incredible experience, she made the decision to go back for three months. During her time she will be living in Cuenca with the wonderful family that coordinated all of the events and details of the first missions trip.
While there this time, she will be serving in various departments of the Verbo Church, including the orphanage and clothing outreach programs. Additionally she will be learning how their church is run and operated along with being enrolled in a language school run by the church.
One big reason she is embarking on this missions trip is to assist and better learn how this group is having such a huge impact on their local community. It was very interesting to see this impact and she wants to learn all she can from the church leaders and members. There is a lot that can be learned from these people.
More importantly, she is looking to learn from and in teaching the kids within the orphanage. When it comes down to it, helping these children will have a large impact on their lives.
She already has her plane ticket and is leaving in late August of 2009. The estimated need for her internship will be $3,000. Please consider donating what you can. Every bit helps her reach the goal and any amount is greatly appreciated.
If you feel more comfortable in doing so, you can send your gift through the local church here in Atlanta, address and website given below.
The C3 Church - Atlanta
1065 Walther Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA 30043 USA
WEBSITE: The C3 Church - Atlanta
Just mark your donations for "Pareesa Sarabi-Ecuador Missions". Yes, she is my step-daughter but I'm overly proud to simply call her my daughter. Its a big step for a young adult and going BEYOND your normal walls will help others in a large way.