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Ivory Coast Service Trip

Organized by: Kimberly Groff

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EVENT DATE Jul 22, 2016

THE STORY:

I have a little extra.

I have a little extra time.
I don’t have to rush; my work shift and my social life are dependable, regular, and determined by me. I fill it with a nap here, a tv show there, or perhaps a bit of self-indulgent self-improvement that I can brag about later.

Maybe I can do more.

I have a little extra money.
My bills come and go with regularity. They’re unmemorable, and they rarely hurt. I spend my extra on a coffee here, an app download there, or perhaps a bit of travel that I can brag about later.

Maybe I can do more.

I have a little extra pain.
News headlines shout violence at me. My heart cracks at the cycle of tragedies that tug relentlessly from my facebook wall. I soothe it by reading relatable, righteous articles about justice. I pour my pain into a call to action that begs for my name on a digital petition. I bury it deep inside the quiet moments of helplessness that I will brag about later to prove that I hurt just as much as everyone else does.

Maybe I can do more.

In late July, I will be joining Abidjan International Ministries (AIM), on a service trip to the Ivory Coast. There I will provide support for medical, children's, and evangelical missions. I will love every single person I can find.

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a missionary. I’m simply someone with a little extra. Maybe there’s someone there who needs my extra, and I would like to try and give it to them.

I have a little extra power.
I am healthy, free, and have access to unlimited information and help. I have a voice that can speak freely, a passport that ranks me as privileged, and a heart that hasn't lost hope. I have a little extra power. I do nothing with it.

Maybe I can do more.

Maybe you have a little extra. If you would like to be a part of this small effort to make a positive difference in the wake of all the terrible tragedies that have been pummeling the world lately, please consider donating to help provide the funds for my team’s flight tickets and service supplies. Sometimes it’s not about making the biggest difference. It’s about making a small difference, as often as you possibly can. That’s how we change the world.

Thank you for every positive word, every prayer, and every cent. We are 1000 times more powerful when we work together.

To see a little bit about where I'll be going and what I'll be doing, please check out these links:

- https://prezi.com/cfhlezgugd5i/2013-cote-divoire-missions/ (Trip done by this team in 2013)

- https://vimeo.com/105478195 (Trip done by this team in 2014)

$860

 

29% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Gordon & Nancy

    $100

  • Andi

    $25

  • Elizabeth

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • For all you do in His name

    $500

  • Angela Schans proudest sister alive

     

  • Kathy Lehman

    $25

  • Mary McKee

    $25

  • Drew

     

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Organized by

Kimberly Groff

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Drew

Drew

Travel safely, dear friend! 1 year ago

Mary McKee

Mary McKee

DONATION: $25

You go girl 1 year ago

Kathy Lehman

Kathy Lehman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Angela Schans proudest sister alive

Angela Schans proudest sister alive

1 year ago

For all you do in His name

For all you do in His name

DONATION: $500

To change 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

1 year ago

Andi

Andi

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Gordon & Nancy

Gordon & Nancy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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