2/25/2018 0 Comments
Honduras or bust
I saw this quote this summer that says "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire". It got me thinking about things that set my soul on fire. The first things I could think of was Jesus, medicine, and public health. What better way to combine the things that set my soul on fire than going on a medical missions trip to Honduras this summer?
With my last semester one-third of the way done, I have been reflecting on what the past couple of years at the Forty Acres have been like. I have always wanted to go on a medical missions trip and I didn't want to regret the opportunity of doing one so this summer, June 9th-21st, I am going to serve Honduras with CompassionLink. CompassionLink is a team of dedicated consultants who partner with missionaries and national churches to create and restore healthy communities. CompassionLink cares for the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of individuals and communities.
I have always been the girl to watch from the sidelines and to dream and hope that one day it would be MY turn to go, but the only thing stopping me was fear. Fear that I will not be capable enough or that I will not be able to afford to go on a medical missions trip. However, I will no longer let fear control me and I am stepping out in faith because I know that this is a part of my purpose. I was reminded of the verse Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not for I am with you." Although it's still hard not to fear sometimes, I am reminded that the Lord is with me and I shouldn't be afraid... because after all, I'm only saying yes and He is going to be glorified in all of this.
I want to dedicate my life giving back to others. I want to serve them by providing treatment and educating them about disease-prevention. Most importantly, I want to show and tell the people of Honduras the love of God and how he is our ultimate Healer. I believe this is just a first step in my path towards my ultimate goal on impacting global health not only in Honduras, but Latin America and my home country, the Philippines.
The total trip will cost around $1500 + airfare so we are approximating to raise around $2500. So far I have raised $455 and I am so grateful and blessed to have raised that amount in just two weeks. My first deadline is on March 16 where I will need to raise $1250.
I am selling t-shirts (https://goo.gl/forms/IYoDhUyXq4LX5nx73), thanks to Fund the Nations, who helped me choose a design. Each shirt costs about $20 (it's about $8-$10 to make). I chose the verse, "For you shall go out in joy" from Isaiah 55:12 because the joy of the Lord is my strength and I want to share that with the world.
I would greatly appreciate your help in making this trip happen. Any donation large or small will be greatly appreciated!
I have seen God provide for my friends for their missions trips, so if He can do it for them, I know He certainly will do it for me. You can donate at:
https://www.gofundme.com/upsidedowndimples or https://www.paypal.me/upsidedowndimples.
The girl with upside down dimples
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