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Let's Make a Difference... Again

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THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends, At some point in our lives, many of us feel called to give back or to pay it forward, not just through financial contributions, but also through gifts of time and talent. Again, we feel the nudge to open our hearts, minds and hands to make that difference in the world – the urge to get up and just do it. Lucas Flemming and Mimi Bini have been given this opportunity again for 2017 through the Tijuana Ministry. Last year was awesome... and so educational and we both wanted to go back. Along with many volunteers, we will be going to Tijuana, Mexico to build 3 houses for the poor and a community center for the AIDS Hospice Clinic. In addition, the donated money helps to lead programs for local mothers and children focused on fostering community, partnerships and hope. The goal of our mission is to enable the poor of Tijuana to build grace-filled lives, break the cycle of poverty and help them attain independence. We help them build safe homes; we share our friendship, faith, hope, and love and we create long-lasting bonds with the community. While in Tijuana, we also take time to really look at the area, learn about the issues and try to understand what it is like to live there so we can bring that message back for others. Everyone involved with this ministry helps in some way -- whether building here or in Tijuana, cooking on-site, being part of the teaching teams, providing financial support, helping with fundraising, donating needed goods or praying for us and the people of Tijuana. Most importantly, there’s a real transformation that happens both in the lives of those we help, and those who participate. It’s a conversion of mind, body and soul. It’s a chance to be a disciple and to walk the talk like Christ. We are looking forward to traveling again to Tijuana this summer from June 24-July 1, 2017. But we need your help financially to cover the cost of construction materials and supplies. Each participants has been asked to raise $500. (We have already paid $400 each for our expenses.) Lucas and Mimi would greatly appreciate any contribution that you can provide, great or small, as well as your prayers for us and for the people of Tijuana... And if you know of another church, individual or business that might be interested in learning about this trip and partnering with us, please pass on their names to me or share this letter with them. To give you an idea of how much we need to fundraise to build a home: $25 can go toward half a Window $50 - A 3ft x2ft Slider Window - Need 3 windows $100 - An Exterior Door with Hardware & Keys - Need 2 Doors $200 - A 8ft x 8ft Exterior Wall - Studs, Wood siding, Paint - Need 12 walls $500 - Electricity - Wiring, Panel, Lights, Outlets $1000 - 32ft x 16ft Concrete Slab Foundation $2,500 - Roof with 17 prefabricated wood trusses $6,500 - Entire New Home for a Family in Desparate Need How can you donate? 1) mailing a tax deductible check payable to “BASICS (Brothers and Sisters in Community Service)”, our trip provider, either to my home address (4770 Jarvis Ave, San Jose CA 95118) or to Tijuana Ministry, c/o BASICS, 1813 Park Ave, San Jose, California 95126 (put our names in the memo section). 2) or you can donate to our online fundraiser www.crowdrise.org/COPY+PASTE+YOUR_LINK_HERE All donations are tax deductible. (there is a slight fee when you donate online) We thank you for supporting our efforts last year and for opening your heart to this ministry. We thank you in advance for your support this year. To find out more and keep posted about the progress of the trip at http://www.tijuanaministry.org Blessings and Thanks, Mimi Bini and Lucas Flemming

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$450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Greco

    $25

  • Nancy Tieburg

    $50

  • Ruth Werts

    $100

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45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $450 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sharon Yim

Sharon Yim

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Gay Katilius

Gay Katilius

4 months ago

Ruth Werts

Ruth Werts

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Nancy Tieburg

Nancy Tieburg

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Mary Greco

Mary Greco

DONATION: $25

To support my dear friend! 4 months ago