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Organized by: Kimberly Christensen

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THE STORY:

Thank you for taking the time to look at my fundraiser, my name is Kim :) These past almost 7 years have been an ongoing crazy ride full of gifts from God, and now that I've found direction it's time to give back! God has given me a passion for teaching English as a second language (ESL) and helping people reach their goals and better their situations. He has also recently dropped in my lap an opportunity where I can not only teach, but also share the good news of Christ with people who don't know Jesus. How cool is that!? I know right!?? That is why I need YOUR help! I will be going to China this summer to assist long-term missionaries with a project in the heart if China to help impoverished families raise themselves above the poverty line and improve their situation. One of the ways they are doing this is by teaching ESL, and that is what I will be focusing my efforts on in my time there. Please help me help those in China who not only need a helping hand, but to know the love of Christ as well. Anything Helps! Yes prayers too! Send me to China! I want to teach! :D ----------------------------------------------------------------- My Background: Why do I want to teach ESL? Almost 7 years ago I was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia and underwent treatment for a bone marrow transplant. This took me out of public school for a while and into a high school-like program at my community college after I had finished treatment. This program is where I met the first teacher (of many) who told me that I should get my degree and teach ESL. I didn't look too much into it until after I fell into a job on campus that I hadn't even been looking for, a tutoring job working with international and ESL students learning English. I always said I would NEVER become a teacher, but after working with the students in that program and seeing them accomplishing their goals I completely fell in love with the idea of being able to do this the rest of my life. After being accepted to my school of choice in my lovely home state of Washington, I quickly got involved in going to the Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) church services right here on campus (I've grown up in a Christian household my whole life). It was there that a guest speaker came and told us about an ongoing project in china that they were working on to teach and spread the gospel. My thoughts were "I wanna do THAT!" and I felt a huge tug to ask more about it. So here I am, God has given me my life back in the form of a superhero donor giving me his marrow, which has redirected my path and brought me to meet so many influential people and make so many meaningful friendships, who have shown me what my passion is and ultimately brought me to where I am now, asking you for help to start the ball rolling on this next chapter......giving back. Send me to China! I want to teach! :D

$785

 

22% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Tammy "Mom"

    $50

  • Barb Christensen

    $25

  • Pelly

    $50

  • Julia

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Magda

    $25

  • Dean and Kay Adams

    $50

  • Jared

    $10

  • Chrissy and Craig

    $25

  • Amoon

     

  • Tony

    $20

  • David and Bonnie Eichentopf

    $50

  • The Embarrassing Friend

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Organized by

Kimberly Christensen

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

you will do a great service :) 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

ESL! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Believe 2 years ago

The Embarrassing Friend

The Embarrassing Friend

DONATION: $15

Because you are awesome! 2 years ago

David and Bonnie Eichentopf

David and Bonnie Eichentopf

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you Kim! 2 years ago

Tony

Tony

DONATION: $20

God speed and have fun 2 years ago

Amoon

Amoon

2 years ago

Chrissy and Craig

Chrissy and Craig

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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