That's right, come April I'll be headed off into the wild blue yonder to visit a friend who went there after college and started adopting children off the streets. She has 47 now. It's just about the coolest story you've ever heard, but it's better told in person.
We're going to take her kids on a retreat, a modified youth camp. And some musicians are coming and bringing instruments to play and leave with the kids to learn and play.
My old church used to give 35% to her short-term missionaries. My adorable little brand new start up church plant has no such policy and the whole 2 week round trip costs over $2,000, most of which is airfare. Mike says we can pay for the trip out of our pocket, and we will if I don't raise any money. But, if I DO raise some money, we could use OUR money to buy more gear and sound stuff to send that we will probably buy anyway.
So, here's my plea. Search your heart and see if you'd like to invest in my trip. If so, your contribution will be tax deductible if made out to Stonebridge Church with a note attached that it's for me. You could mail it to them at 176 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA 30060.
Email me at bellsouth.net if you want the web address of my friend's blog. I'm cbed at that domain. And pray for me to be infused with bravery. Although, like I told Annie recently:
It ain't brave if you ain't scared.