BENEFITING: AFRICAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP USA
This fundraiser is to prepare for the upcoming missions trip in March of 2014. African Christian Fellowship Southern California has been doing missions work in Central African Republic for over a decade, commiting to training Bible Students and future missionaries, in addition to participating in crusades. In 2002, the first Medical Mission to CAR was born and over the last decade a few thousands Central Africans have received life saving or life extending treatments. This past year alone in March 2012 over 1,500 men, women, and children we treated. We believe that missions are the cornerstone of ACF and we want as many ACF youth as possible to have the opportunity to directly take part in this work.
What is the goal? We want to raise money to help support ACF LA/SoCal youth that want to go with the Medical Missions team in 2014.
How do we do this? We know that the next medical mission is scheduled for March of 2014 and to be reasonable, anyone who wants to go would probably want to purchase their tickets around December. So that gives us 18 months to raise funds in order to support this upcoming project. This is where you come in. We are asking for you to commit to giving a set amount of money each month from now until December 2013. The minimum is 10 dollars. I understand many of you (including me) are students, but $10 (30 cents a day) is a reasonable amount for any high school or college student to aspire to give. It might require giving up a movie ticket or In N'Out run a month, but it is certainly feasible. If you are blessed with a job then we would hope you would commit to even more.
Where is this money going? There are two places that this money is going. First it is going to support ACF LA/SoCal youth that want to go on this trip in 18 months. To be clear we do not want or expect to pay the full ticket price for anyone but this meant to be a support. We would hope that if an individual is planning to go then they would take personal steps to secure funds as well. Second, it is going to support the missionaries. Medical Missions are a week when many of the missionaries trained by Adonai that have subsequently been dispersed through Africa are asked to return back to Bangui. They serve as translators and fellow laborers during that week. These individuals are on the frontlines of the missions work and as a group we should strive to support them in anyway that we can.
During the West Region conference we agreed that missions work is a mutlifaceted work where everyone can contribute somewhere along the chain. This is your opportunity to contribute to God's work even if (like myself) you cannot go yourself in two years. Please be apart of God's work!