Time is running short! In just a bit more than a month, I’ll be boarding a plane for Africa! It’s incredibly exciting, but also a little daunting. I’m finalizing all my preparations, including get stuck multiple times by all sorts of needles in an attempt to get all my vaccinations finished. I’m gathering equipment and trying to figure out what bags I need to take. And I’m also doing the finances and trying to figure out if I really have enough money to go. Some things have changed recently (gotten mroe expensive), and the problem is that I don’t.
The two organizations that I’m going with don’t have the money to pay me to go, or to take care of my travel expenses. But I consider it a great blessing and opportunity to help! And both mission organizations are full of people who are volunteering their time to make sure that they succeed in Africa. So I’m humbled that they would want me to help them in this area.
I have had a lot of people supporting me these past few months. A lot of my family members have donated money for this trip. The problem is that I still have some more to go. There are pieces of equipment that I’ve needed to buy that have set me back. Immunizations that are very expensive and not covered by insurance. All those things are adding up, and I’m a bit short. So I’ve started a GoFundMe site, where I can hopefully make up the difference. It’s the 11th hour, but I’ve got to have faith that it will all work out.
So please consider giving a gift. A small amount, added up with many others, can make a huge difference. If several people give $20, or even $50, I’ll be able to make my goal and go on this trip and do my best to help these organizations make a difference in Africa.