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On Mission in East Jerusalem

Organized by: Carolina Clemente

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Carolina Clemente via Crowdrise
August 14, 2015

You all ROCK! In less than five weeks, you helped me meet my goal of raising $9000 for my year in Israel/Palestine. Thank you so much!! See More

THE STORY:

I traveled to Israel/Palestine on a church mission trip in March 2015, and the reality of violence and injustice in the Holy Land hit me harder than I could have imagined. We had done our research before traveling and knew what to expect; what I didn't see coming was how much I would love the land and the people - more deeply than I have ever loved any place in my life - and suddenly the Holy Land conflict was breaking my heart and changing so many of the things I thought I knew about myself and God.

It took about two months after returning from the mission trip for me to realize that God was calling me back full-time. I didn't know what that calling would look like, only that I wanted somehow to be of value to the people living in the midst of conflict. I reached out to my pastor, he made a connection for me, and in a matter of weeks I was offered a teaching position at the Jerusalem School.

The Jerusalem School is a Christian K-12 school in Palestinian East Jerusalem. The majority of the student body is made up of Palestinian Muslim children whose parents send them to the school because it offers one of the best educational opportunities for Palestinians; graduates are accepted into colleges in the US, Israel, and throughout the Middle East. The school's slogan is "Peace Begins with Me," and their curriculum reflects peacemaking as a priority. I will be teaching 7th grade history and character-building, which is a unique history curriculum based on peacemakers instead of conflicts.

I need to raise $9000 to cover my living expenses while I serve as a teacher at the Jerusalem School. While serving, my priority will be to give the very best of myself and my talents to the children I teach, and to share the love and hope of God in their lives. I plan also to network with people and organizations in the area who are working towards peace and reconciliation. My prayer is to get connected on the ground, learn what is already being done, and get involved in whatever way I can. I deeply, deeply appreciate your prayers and support!!

$9,254

 

103% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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  • Amy Jones

    $200

  • Marjie

    $50

  • Leslie M

    $1,000

  • Candice

    $50

  • Jose

    $500

  • Helena

     

  • Laura Schappert

    $25

  • Kyla

    $150

  • josh (the married one)

    $262

  • Janelle

    $100

  • Zac

    $500

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Dan

    $25

  • Rowena Saunders

    $50

  • Rosemary Calderalo

    $250

  • Edward & Elsbeth Haladay

    $100

  • Leanna Powell

    $25

  • Bill & Rossana Marsh

    $100

  • Rachel Hess

     

  • Helene Scalliet

     

  • José Domingues

     

  • Michael Garcia

     

  • Nancy and Jerry Hazelwood

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sam Kaluf

    $110

  • Luna, Liam and Yumna

     

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Amal Kaluf

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • George & Michael Mansour

    $200

  • Sarah Joy

    $100

  • Emmanuel Caudillo

    $150

  • Paul M

    $100

  • Marie Reed

    $50

  • Ross Fisher-Davis

    $50

  • Pat Ruggieri

    $50

  • Sasha

    $100

  • Kyla Campbell

    $100

  • Eszter K Smith

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $646

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $153

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Carolina Clemente

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $153

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $646

2 years ago

Eszter K Smith

Eszter K Smith

DONATION: $60

So happy for you!! Fly my friend and bring peace to this world!!! 2 years ago

Kyla Campbell

Kyla Campbell

DONATION: $100

Rock it, Carolina! 2 years ago

Sasha

Sasha

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Pat Ruggieri

Pat Ruggieri

DONATION: $50

God bless you Carolina, in this new adventure in your life. Be safe 2 years ago

Ross Fisher-Davis

Ross Fisher-Davis

DONATION: $50

With love 2 years ago

Marie Reed

Marie Reed

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paul M

Paul M

DONATION: $100

Blessings 2 years ago

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