Mission Trip Fundraiser
Organized by: Cari Davis
I will be the change I want to see in the world! For as long as I can remember it has been my desire to make a difference in the lives of others. I first set out to do so by becoming a police officer. As a police officer I had the opportunity to touch many lives. Last year I received the opportunity to teach law enforcement in my local high school. Realizing God had prepared me for this position through my many years in law enforcement I accepted the challenge, again in hopes that I could be the difference in future generations of law enforcement. Earlier in the year mission work was laid on my heart and I was blessed with the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti this summer. There are few words to describe the experience and none of them truly seem to do it justice. Haiti humbled my heart and filled me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. There are some things a person can't truly understand without seeing it first hand, there is no doubt in my mind that poverty is one of those things. Haiti made a difference in my life, helped me in ways I never realized I could be helped and impacted my life forever. As I left Haiti I couldn't help but wonder if we actually made a difference, helped someone more than we realized or impacted someone's life: all things I hoped to do before I went. Some things you'll never know the answer to. A friend shared that she was sitting next to a lady on the plane who had been in Haiti for an extended time (three months if I recall correctly). During their talk the lady reassured her that we did make a difference and that people often ask to know more about Christ long after we are gone. I now have an overwhelming desire to continue going on mission trips. The next opportunity is in December. I feel it's no coincidence that I'm off during December and summer, God has put me in teaching so that I am available to go spread His love all over the world!! Each trip cost a minimum of about $1500 a person. I would like to raise enough money to send myself and two others on the next mission trip. No donation is too small!!