Michelle's World Race 2014
Organized by: Michelle Ford
Event Name: Thanksgiving Challenge
EVENT DATE Dec 31, 2014
Hello Friend! Or should I say, hola, здравей, përshëndetje, muli bwanji, สวัสดี, chomreabsuor, halo!
("Hello" from some of the countries on my World Race Route)
I've chosen to sacrifice my comfortable life with an Accounting firm in the US, and instead pursue a more enriching existence.
Enter: THE WORLD RACE. I’m loving on people in developing countries around the world this year in whatever capacity I can. Last year I was accepted to The World Race, which is an 11-Month Mission trip spread over 11 countries (#11n11). I left in January as part of a 41-person squad of ‘racers’ with varying skills sets from all over North America. My route includes Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
While abroad, I am volunteering my time, effort, energy and professional skills (CPA and CPE) to help provide lift to multiple ministries, including:
- ministering to refugees from sex trafficking/modern slavery
- setting up micro-enterprises
- building relationships with and feeding the homeless
- teaching English and business skills
- creating awareness campaigns
- loving on orphans
- providing Accounting services
...and much much more this year
It’s no shock that leaving my job to give the people of the world a year + of my life is a sacrifice for me. It is a secret, however, that despite not having an income for a year, FUNDRAISING the support I need to live is my BIGGEST WORRY. Going without US luxuries, in Malaria (now Ebola?) zones, eating sketchy food, being robbed, encountering bugs and snakes, breaking my finger, or having very little communication with family and friends is ‘easy.’ Raising funds to live that out in order to help the world in tangible ways? Daunting.
I’m In DESPERATE NEED To Finish My Fundraising ASAP, and I ONLY HAVE $10,176 left. I created a Fun[d] Board to track donations and only have 88 Squares left to get rid of! Would you consider partnering with me by taking a square or more?
(Updated Board is on my blog’s homepage. Linked below).
I also welcome any further questions or interest! For the specific countries I’m in, more stories, pictures, or ways you can support me in this mission, please visit/subscribe to my blog: www.MichelleFord.TheWorldRace.org which will continue to be updated through 2015. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for reading and any help you are able to offer.
Please also share this with anyone you think may be interested in supporting financially, prayerfully or just reading World Race blogs, Thanks!