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February 13, 2017
BENEFITING: CORNER OF LOVE MINISTRIES
EVENT DATE: Mar 04, 2017
On this trip, we will be focusing on providing medical care and improving health and wellness in the villages of northern Nicaragua. I am writing to inform you about it and ask for your prayers and financial support.
I expect this trip to be impactful for me because I am still strongly considering nursing as my medical profession. The opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of the families we will be working with is extremely exciting to me. As we will be working directly with doctors and their patients, I will experience working directly with children in need and it will also help me utilize and hone my Spanish skills!
In northern Nicaragua, most families live on less than $1 per day and don’t have electricity or potable drinking water. As the major landowners moved out, they left behind many thousands of workers with no clean water and limited ways of earning money – essentially trying to survive on the land that was left behind. In this area, most children don’t finish elementary school as they are needed to take care of their siblings or work for the family. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America after Haiti.
On our mission, we will be hand-carrying medicine and medical supplies to aid everyone we treat. We will be helping treat many different ailments. Most will have parasites, rashes, and GI issues from drinking unclean water. We will also have shoes to distribute at the clinics. The most important part is that we will be showing them the love of Jesus through our words and actions.
I appreciate any support you can give me as I prepare for this trip. I know that times are often tough and that you are probably also supporting other causes. My parents have already paid for the $750 plane ticket (pretty reasonable for a round-trip direct flight to Managua). I am looking for additional funds to cover the other costs of travel and also help the Corner of Love organization buy medicines for the trip.
The organization has a website (www.corneroflove.org) that explains their purpose and history. Some of you who are diligent will notice that our trip dates are not included on their website. As we are a closed group, the dates are not included on the list of dates to join in.
The money raised on this CrowdRise site will go directly to the Corner of Love 501c3 organization as a tax-deductible contribution. All funds received up to about $1,400 will defray my costs of the trip and any amounts received over this will go to the organization for the costs of much needed medicine and shoes.
I appreciate your consideration and your prayers for our safety and the lives of these Nicaraguans that will be improved from God’s work throughout this trip. I would love your support and prayers and for you to be actively involved in this great mission!
Oh, yes! Don't look for me in that photo -- I'm not in it. I promise if I get the opportunity to return to Nicaragua that I will have a photo of me working with the children!
Thank you for your consideration and God Bless!