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Kelsi's Journey to the Slums of Uganda

Organized by: kelsi weatherby

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EVENT DATE Jan 12, 2017

THE STORY:

Ever since I was 16 I dreamt of going to the slums of Uganda. The living situations they are in are devastating. Just a few facts for you... 65% of Uganda is illiterate, 90% of the worlds HIV infected children are in Africa. 33 out of 100 people infected with HIV won't live to see their 5th birthday. The villages in Uganda have little to no access to clean water, they have poor hygiene, they are malnourished and have lack of antibiotics and no vaccines. LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is still active in attacking Uganda and many places in Africa with mutilating, abducting over 30 thousand children to make into child soldiers, raping, burning down villages and schools and more. These facts devastate me. I have always felt that whatever makes your heart break is what your calling should be. I can't even comprehend the living situations people in Uganda live in. But if I could be the smallest bit of light or help in the darkest of times, I will know I did my part. I have been accepted in the International Volunteer Headquarters childcare program in Uganda. I have waited, prepared myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically for this moment and time. I have gone on other mission trips to help myself prepare for the things I am about to see. I have prayed daily for a moment to be used in Uganda. I feel so called to go there. And now is my time. And Gods' time to shine. I will be going with this program to the slums in Uganda in the city of Kampala. I will be helping in the orphanges in the slums providing children with love, care, and basic needs including food and water. I will help deworm children, vaccinate, give vitamins etc. I will also be helping out in the school that was built for these poor villages that allows these children to attend school for free. I will love on the children, feed families, pray with them and more. Most of all I need prayers and support. One huge way you can help me fulfil this mission is to donate. Costs will go to the plane ticket, program costs, transportation, my vaccinations to go to Africa, food, shelter and more. If you could please help by donating $5, $15, $25, $50 or $100, YOU will be the reason these children get a meal for a day, medications for a month or love that last a lifetime. Thank you for your support!

$260

 

6% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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  • Linda Carter

     

  • Marie

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ivana corpus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hannah Mae

     

  • Lindsey Roberts, Todd D. Cooks Jr. and Isaiah Cooks

    $25

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Organized by

kelsi weatherby

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Lindsey Roberts, Todd D. Cooks Jr. and Isaiah Cooks

Lindsey Roberts, Todd D. Cooks Jr. and Isaiah Cooks

DONATION: $25

From our little family to you, we support YOU in your journey to shine your light ... a VERY BRIGHT light, I might add! Thank you for being courageous, selfless and so kind in embarking on this effort to serve our mighty GOD in this way ... You truly have a servants heart, I know that for sure! I am blessed to call you friend and know that you will be a huge blessing to the children you reach in Uganda and beyond! 7 months ago

Hannah Mae

Hannah Mae

My heart goes with you Kelsi! I pray you reach many beautiful souls. God bless you and your team :) 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

To help the children 1 year ago

Ivana corpus

Ivana corpus

DONATION: $50

I love you and your compassionate heart. Thank you for letting Jesus work through you and for answering His call. I am coming next time. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Marie

Marie

DONATION: $15

You go girl! I hope one day I will find a calling I am so drawn to and willfully chase after. You are so strong and I have admired you for all your accomplishments. I am so so proud of the woman of God you have become! I miss you so much!!! I will be praying for you. 1 year ago

Linda Carter

Linda Carter

For Kelsi to Go and Help The People and Save The Children 1 year ago

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