Help send Caroline on her first missions trip during senior spring break to INDIA!
I am currently a Young Life leader at Franklin Road Academy, and it is the best/most important part of my life in Nashville! I love it and am beyond grateful for being involved in this outreach, relational ministry. This March during my spring break I will be traveling to Siliguri, India with a team of 12 Young Life leaders from Nashville. Young Life was established in Siliguri two years ago by a team including a current staff member in Nashville. Our goal for this trip is to get to know, encourage, and train Indian Young Life leaders. Siliguri is basically a start-up Young Life area, and we're going over to help enhance their leadership, training, and ministry as a whole, providing support, guidance, and education.
The mission is particularly special to me because when I first became a Young Life leader at the end of my first semester freshman year, I was not familiar with Young Life at all – it’s philosophy, strategy, ways of doing ministry, and what it means to be a part of this international organization were all really vague to me, and now are huge parts of my life and heart. While we are in Siliguri spending time pouring into the staff and volunteer leaders, we will be painting a picture of the Young Life ministry for them and showing them how Young Life is not just a part of your life, it’s a way of life.
I am going through Young Life Expeditions, which is a part of Young Life International and exists to connect Young Life areas that are in need of resources with teams of volunteers to support their work. Their role is to come alongside these ministries in order to help them reach teenagers with the Gospel - our team will partner with and serve alongside the Indian Young Life leaders in Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Expeditions wants to foster an ongoing relationship with their Indian ministry partners and this trip is a part of that process!
So I need your help - and this is where I'm asking you to please just hear me out and at least consider what I'm asking. First our team needs prayers. Specifically we need prayer for God’s protection and provision, strong team unity, wisdom and love in interacting with the local community and high school kids, preparation of the hearts of each team member for the mission experience, and preparation of the hearts and minds of the Indian leaders. We each have to raise $2500 per person to cover our trip costs, and I understand we are students with very little disposable income (trust me, I am ballin' on a BUDGET at all times), but would you consider contributing any amount of money for me to go on this trip? I'm asking for your support because I literally cannot go on this trip unless I fundraise $2500 and I really feel with my whole heart that I need and want to be a part of glorifying God and helping spread His kingdom by supporting YL Siliguri with other members of the YL Nashville family. I truly appreciate anything you can give, and I promise I will be behind you in your future fundraising efforts for something that means a lot to you - that's what love and friendship do. If you can think of anyone who may be interested or want to help, please pass this page along!
Thank you so much for your consideration! I greatly appreciate your support!
THANK YOU and lots of love,
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