Hello everyone! This post is going to be the start of a very important event happening in my life. A couple months ago, I and 30 other youth group members were offered by my church to travel to Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica to help a children’s VBS, build different construction projects, etc. I actually visited Costa Rice when I was nine years old. Deathly afraid of planes, and unaware of the beauty that lay before me, I was amazed to see the whole country full of beautiful and lush flowers, teeming with wildlife. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined not only going back, but to help the place that gave me so many amazing memories. All of it in the name of God. As amazing and heartwarming as it sounds, the journey there won’t be easy. The trip in total costs $1,400, which will go to not only my flight, meals, and lodging, but will also go to VBS supplies and construction materials. My goal for myself is to raise all the money by fundraising to avoid having my family pay out of pocket, as they have my brother’s medical bills to worry about. I intend to raise this by creating a Gofundme account, pairing with a dear friend to create T-shirts to sell, and helping out with church functions. Overall, besides helping others, I feel like it will strengthen my faith in Christ, and will of course give me the opportunity to travel and experience new things.
If you’re inclined to share my journey, please use this link: https://www.gofundme.com/costaricamissiontrip2018
PS!!!! If any of you are potentially interested in buying our shirts, stay tuned to my Instagram, as I will disclose any upcoming information I have. As always, thank you for reading, DM or email me if you have any questions!