Aida goes to Bolivia
Organized by: Aida Mansour
EVENT DATE Aug 01, 2015
This summer I have the wonderful opportunity to participate in my first international mission trip to Bolivia. There will be a group from St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church partnering with the Coptic Orthodox Mission of the Diocese of Bolivia under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef.
I am so excited that God has given me the opportunity to serve in Bolivia. We will be flying on August 1st and returning August 10th. These nine days will allow our mission group to accomplish a variety of goals including serving the community, educating the children and spreading the love of Christ. During our time, we will be hosting a vacation bible school for the children. The children will learn about a new topic each day and enjoy a craft related to the message of the story. We will also be conducting house visitations, providing daycare and volunteering at the community medical center. Lastly, we will be volunteering in the community bakery and providing food to those in need.
I have a great passion for serving on mission trips. Ever since I was in high school, I have served at New Orleans, the Bronx, Rochester and Toronto on several similar mission trips. It gives me complete joy to be able to serve where ever the is a need. In doing so, I can witness to the love Christ which is my goal as a missionary. I also obtain a greater perspective of the world allowing me to grow as an individual.
I hope that you can keep the people that we serve and their missionaries in your thoughts and prayers. There is also the opportunity to be apart of my personal financial support. Because this is my first international trip, the expenses are a bit higher than the previous trips I’ve participated in. I am trusting that God will provide me with the money I need to participate in this mission trip. If you would be interested in supporting me through prayer and/or a financial donation, I would be very thankful and appreciative. The donation would be used to cover the flight and accommodation. Thank you for taking the time to read about this opportunity God has given me to serve Him and His people.
If you would like to learn more about the Coptic Orthodox Church in Bolivia, you can visit this website http://orthodoxbolivia.org/
This link provides general information on the history of the Orthodox Church and it's development in Bolivia under the care of His Grace Bishop Youssef.