Help Madison Serve at Love LA
Organized by: Madison Shepard
FIVE MORE DAYS! Let's raise $1,030!
May 26, 2016
EVENT DATE May 31, 2016
See the kids in that video? In the summer of 2014, I got to spend two weeks working with them every day. From 12 in the afternoon to five o'clock in the evening I joined those kids as they played games, did arts and crafts, danced, sang, and worked on their reading abilities. But ultimately, I got to put into practice Christ's calling to serve with humility and grace.
This is why I am in love with Love LA's ministry: during those two weeks, I learned what it meant to rely on God's strength completely. I experienced the challenge of demonstrating, with every action the love that comes from knowing Christ. And God, in His perfect timing, has finally given me the opportunity to go back and serve at Love LA, as an intern, from June to July.
As a student at Moorpark College, a large portion of my paycheck goes toward paying for tuition and classes, and I don't receive financial aid. And considering my plans to transfer to a four-year university this coming fall or spring, I am trying to save every extra penny that I make. In other words, although this opportunity to serve is incredibly exciting, I am in no position to take off work for the summer, let alone pay for room and board away from home. This is why I am asking for your help.
If I can raise $1250 by May 31st, I can intern at Love LA from June 12 to July 15. This money will allow me to live, eat and sleep at Cornerstone Church South LA for the four weeks of camp and one week of training.
If I can raise an ADDITIONAL $1800 by May 31st, I will have the opportunity to serve with my fellow interns at an orphanage in Roatan, Honduras until July 30th.
So, in summary, here is a timeline of how much money I need to raise, and when I will need to make deposits to secure my position in these activities:
- ASAP - $350 to secure my position as an intern at Love LA
- March 19th - $150 to secure my spot for Roatan
- March 31st - $300 to complete the payment for my flight to Roatan
- May 31st - All remaining funds: $2,250 for Love LA and Roatan, or $450 JUST for Love LA
Serving at Love LA is a door that the Lord has opened up for me, but I am aware that I may not be able to raise enough money to serve at the camp as well as in Roatan. However, I am trusting that the money I receive is the money that God wants to give me, and I will be incredibly grateful to serve in whatever capacity I can with what He chooses to provide!
Each and every one of you have blessed my life in significant ways, and now I am asking you support me with money and prayer as I get ready to serve at Love LA. Every penny raised will be used to help me to better serve in this incredible ministry, and I will do my best to show the love of Christ to these kids that I care about so deeply.
If you have any questions about Love LA, or about the funding I need, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for supporting me in this journey--may God shower you with many blessings!