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Udur to America

Organized by: Amanda Hedges

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Almost half way there!
July 09, 2016

Almost half way to our goal! Thankfully everything with getting Udur's visa is going very smoothly. I've filled out all the applications for See More

THE STORY:

Udur Manurung is one of the most wonderful women I (Amanda Hedges) have ever had the privilege to know. She is the head of Bersinar Orphange in Jakarta, Indonesia and manages the entire orphanage with over 50 children almost single handedly. She is a daily inspiration to me as she continues in her love for the Lord and her passion to serve even in the worse of circumstances. It has been my great privilege to grow to become best friends with this woman the past three years, during which time she has had unbelievable patience with me. She helped me learn the Indonesian language and culture when I had no idea about anything and she somehow made time to help me with so many numerous things including extending my visas every month, taking me to the hospital when I got sick, and so on. I sincerely don't know what I would've done without her. She even brought me to her home village in Sumatra for three weeks last year so I could meet her wonderful family and experience a different part of Indonesia. She did this even though the woman lives and works at the orphanage 24/7 and literally gets only three weeks off a year to go rest and take a vacation. She no doubt very much needed three weeks away from me as well, but she chose to think of someone other than herself because that's all she ever does. Now, I want to return the favor. I have invited this wonderful woman to come to America to see my hometown and meet my friends and family for three weeks from late October until early November of this year. Like most Indonesians, going to America has been a dream of hers for years that she never thought would ever come true. In her tears of joy at the invitation, her immediate response was, "But, Amanda, I have nothing!" Well, Lord willing, we're going to change that. I'm trusting that, with the Lord's help, and our generosity we can give something to Udur that she will never, ever forget. Something that I'm praying will lift her spirits physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a time when she desperately needs lifting. I cannot think of anybody more deserving and, frankly, more in need, of a vacation and an act of kindness in general than Udur Manurung. I humbly ask you to give whatever you're willing to spare for this unbelievable woman. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may our Lord Jesus bless you abundantly.

Sincerely,

Amanda Hedges

$1,379

 

69% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Randy Hedges

Randy Hedges

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Randy Hedges

Randy Hedges

DONATION: $200

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $76

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Jack & Sandy Burdick

Jack & Sandy Burdick

DONATION: $50

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Amanda Hedges

DONATION: $20

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