There is often controversy over short term vs. long term mission trips. Are we scratching our own itch and providing a poverty tour complete with pictures? Are we bringing our "American" ideas and cultures and imparting them on a people group to make ourselves feel like we have "done something"? Would it be more cost effective to take those very finances we used to get there and simply give them towards the needs? I've listened to the arguments and I've weighed the financial costs of a trip .... but through the very words of our Warancha Pastor, I have learned that both of these things are critical and valued to those we are seeking to serve and love. So we went! Our first Warancha trip out of San Antonio was a huge success. Our kids were loved, the vision was caught and advocates were created!
But what now? There is much to be done! For certain, sponsors are still needed! Please visit our community page and initiate your sponsorship today. Please also, share with your friends.
My prayers is that this Christmas, you will join me in reminding our children in the Warancha Community that they are the best gift of all. This year, Americans will spend billions on Christmas gifts and cards. Instead, what if some of us decided that we'd ask our family, friends and co-workers to pool their resources to help orphans and children living in extreme poverty? We have seen what a dramatic difference our presence does make, but with your help, we can also see the dramatic difference our gifts can make as well. The list of the needs in the community is great, but the reality is, those needs cannot be met because our children's basic needs still go unserved. Our children lack nutrition and so this year, we hope to meet that need together!
It's super easy, to get started just click here. By filling out that registration, HopeChest will provide you with a personalized donation webpage and the online tools to engage your friends, family and co-workers. Be sure to put "Warancha" as your community you will be campaigning for when you sign up. As well, our Field staff has asked that our funds would be used for the "Nutritional needs" of our children. You set your goal and together, we make a difference!!
Campaign will run November 15- December 31.
Let's make 300 precious children's wish come true this Christmas!