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Guatemala Mission Trip

Organized by: Alejandra Maria

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Thank You.
February 22, 2016

We have closed the fundraiser, I want to thank everyone who donated to the mission trip. We are very excited to head to Guatemala and work with See More

THE STORY:

My Aunt Heidi and I have made the decision to combine fundraising efforts, and in doing so have doubled the goal amount. I want thank everyone who has already donated, no matter the amount it means so much to have your support.

This coming March I will be traveling to Chichicastenango, Guatemala with my grandma and Aunt Heidi to partake in a mission trip organized by Pray America, partnered with Peace Lutheran Church (of Antigo, Wisconsin). While there we will be building homes for widows and their families, as well as provide water filters and efficient stoves.

A 30 year civil war that ended in the mid 1990’s has left Chichicastenango and surrounding areas in a state of devastation. Many of the indigenous people, especially the men, were the targets of the militia as well as government soldiers. Many of those not killed were “taken prisoner” and never seen again. The scars of that war can still be seen in the Guatemalan people today. As a result there were approximately 70,000 widows left in the area of Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

My grandfather passed away June 2014, and those of you who had the privilege of knowing him knew that Guatemala held a special place in his heart. It is this reason we have decided a mission trip through his church, in the country he loved, was the best way to honor his memory.

We are raising funds to cover the cost of:

  • Building additional homes ($1,350/per house)
  • Restoring existing homes ($500 each)
  • Providing water filters ($75 each)
  • Efficient wood burning stoves ($150 each)

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” - James 1:27

$2,530

 

84% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heidi and Tom

    $50

  • Anne & Larry Glass

    $200

  • Mary Erickson

    $20

  • Lisa and Bob Spencer

    $100

  • Julie and Greg Bradisse

    $50

  • Outliers Foundation

    $250

  • Amy and Shawn Young

    $50

  • Justin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Kitlen's

    $200

  • Darryl & Joni

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark Bradisse

    $20

  • Katie Glass

    $20

  • Mark Greene

    $25

  • Cyndee Clancy

    $40

  • Alice & Steve Jennison

    $100

  • The Wymores

    $100

  • Kori Jew

    $50

  • Michelle & Lew Miller

    $50

  • Amanda Best

    $50

  • Kate Ewy

    $25

  • Paula Sewall

    $40

  • Brad and Kerry Holcomb

    $50

  • Jake and Julia Gillis

    $20

  • Susan McCarthy

    $50

  • John, Aurelia, Katelyn and Steven Cromer

    $200

  • Diana, Vijay & Sanjay

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Heather and David Flack

    $100

  • Leonel Casillas

    $25

  • Carolyn Rindels

    $25

  • Jasmine Casillas

    $20

  • Teri Koch and Joel Lotspeich

    $200

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Donor Comments

Teri Koch and Joel Lotspeich

Teri Koch and Joel Lotspeich

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Jasmine Casillas

Jasmine Casillas

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Carolyn Rindels

Carolyn Rindels

DONATION: $25

What a nice tribute to serve others with the work of your hands and the heart of your dad. 3 years ago

Leonel Casillas

Leonel Casillas

DONATION: $25

Thank you for donating to my campaign. My plan was to donate to yours this whole time. I promise lol. Go Broncos! 3 years ago

Heather and David Flack

Heather and David Flack

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Diana, Vijay & Sanjay

Diana, Vijay & Sanjay

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

John, Aurelia, Katelyn and Steven Cromer

John, Aurelia, Katelyn and Steven Cromer

DONATION: $200

"You'll remember me when the west wind moves Upon the fields of barley You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky As we walk in fields of gold" Sting "Fields of Gold" - one of Dad's favorite songs 3 years ago

Susan McCarthy

Susan McCarthy

DONATION: $50

So excited to see that you are involved with this wonderful venture! Best wishes for success. Sx 3 years ago

Jake and Julia Gillis

Jake and Julia Gillis

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

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