I hope that you’re doing well and enjoyed the holidays with your family and friends.I’m very excited to tell you about an opportunity I have this coming Spring Break to go on an humanitarian aid trip to Guatemala that I would like for you to partner with me through prayer and/or financially.
I am continually being blessed by God through what He’s doing in my life through Campus Crusade for Christ, the Christian fellowship I’m a part of on campus, to grow daily in my relationship with Christ. I’m currently a co-leader of a Freshmen Men’s Community Group, where the goal is to create a community in which the gospel is lived out as we are brought together to grow as God’s family. We will be going on this trip with LifeLines, which is the outdoors experiential learning ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.
A team of 12 students, my dad, and a staff family will be going down to Guatemala to participate in all the amazing things that God has already doing down there. We will have the opportunity to go visit and serve several places around Guatemala City, Guatemala. We will be going to La Limonada, a ghetto populated by 70K people who live in extreme poverty with no running water or electricity and lots of gang activity. We will also be helping to build a community center in the Guatemala City Dump, which is home to over 190 families who live among 500 tons of garbage. In addition to this, we will be visiting and doing activities with the inmates at the women’s prison, which is also home to more than 150,000 women who are incarcerated in Guatemala City. The majority of the trip will be serving the just under 500,000 orphans in Guatemala in the local Orphanages that we will be visiting.
Jesus came to love, serve, and ultimately die for us so that we could be free from life’s bondages. I am more than blessed by the grace that God’s shown me through the freedom He gave to me and would love to take the time to show God’s love and grace through serving others in Guatemala. I hope that you are as excited as I am about this trip and would think and pray about partnering with me as I prepare to go on this trip.
I have to raise $1800 which would go towards airfare, transportation in the country, lodging, food, and for use on our service project to go on this trip. This is a lot of money for me as a college student, and in addition to keeping me in your prayers, I would like to ask you to prayerfully consider supporting me with a donation of $25, $50, or $100.
If you would like to support me in this amazing opportunity through prayer and/or financially, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will email you with ways that you can pray for me and if you’re financially supporting me, by mailing you a physical copy of my letter with an enclosed envelope with which you can mail a check back to me. The donation can be counted as a tax deductible gift.
Thank you for taking the time to read and consider partnering with me for this service trip to Guatemala. I hope to hear back from you soon!