Helm's Family DR Mission Trip
Organized by: Julie Helm
EVENT DATE Jul 19, 2014
We are extremely excited to share with you about a wonderful opportunity we have to travel abroad this summer to the Dominican Republic. Did you know that more than one-half of the world's people live below the internationally defined poverty line of less than $2 a day? In the Dominican Republic alone, The World Bank estimates that 45% of the total population lives on or below the national poverty line! During this trip, we will have the opportunity to serve and minister to some of the neediest people of the Dominican Republic. We are writing to ask you for your prayers and support for this trip.
As you know Madison and I have traveled for the past three years to the DR and as we go to touch the lives of the Dominican people it is amazing how much our lives are touched. Last year was the first year for Maureen and she was so moved by God's work in her life that she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior on the trip. The joy she had working with the kids and sharing the gospel was amazing. We are very excited to go back again and see how God will use us to spread his word.
Madison, Maureen and I will be part of a team of 130+ people from McLean Bible Church who will depart on July 19th for a 7 day trip. We will be doing a variety of things from inner-city outreach, working with children in orphanages and with special needs.
In preparing for this trip, each team member has been asked to raise $1,700 which includes travel costs, lodging, food, transportation, insurance and ministry supplies on the ground for the week we are there. Your financial support is necessary to get us there and your prayer support is necessary to make us effective there. Please pray for safe travel, for the health our our team and that we return with a lasting compassion and spirit of action in response to what we see.