Monday, July 26, 2010

AZ Missions Fundraiser

 Support Team AZ

These past few weeks have been (and will continue to be) the busiest I've been in a very long time.  It just seems like all the different areas of my life are colliding all at once.  I used to be really good at remembering things but now... it's not even funny how many things I forget on any given day.  Sometimes it's hard to stop and really enjoy the gifts right in front of me.


In a couple of weeks myself and four other beautiful ladies at our church will be going to Sells, Arizona on a mission trip.  Our church has been sending a team almost every summer for the past 10+ years to share the love of Christ to the Tohono O'odham people who live on the reservation in Sells.  Last year was my first time in Arizona and... it was HARD.  I HATE the heat and it was over 100 degrees every day.  But it's amazing what God can do.


Each year we go to put on a Vacation Bible School for the children of the Tohono O'odham Native American community at the Church of the Nazarene.  Our contacts, Mr. and Mrs. C, are missionaries who have given their lives to live on the reservation to share the love of God.  Mr. C pastors the church on the reservation and Mrs. C has done wonders for the schooling in the community.  It's with their help that we are able to do this.


Each person has to raise $600 and we're at the halfway mark!  A large part of the funds were raised just yesterday at a fundraiser we had at our church.  Our team provided lunch of tacos and a HUGE array of desserts.  Everyone made something and it was a beautiful sight to see so many desserts!


There's just something about food that brings people together and I love that what I make can help to do that. 


I know that the vast majority of you reading this are my dear friends.  But I also know that there are a handful of you that I don't know.  I don't know if this is even appropriate but I'd like to extend an invitation for you to be a part of this... to help us who are able to physically go.  We are still about $1,500 short of our goal so we need financial support!  

If you're heart is willing please send checks payable to
Cross Community Church at this address: 
18021 Sky Park Circle, Unit H2, Irvine, CA, 92614

I will send these as a thank you along with some photos of the trip when we get back.
I'll end with some photos from last year's trip.
Mrs. C
Some cookies I made for Mr. and Mrs. C.


AZ Missions 2010
Last year's team with Mr. and Mrs. C.

Team AZ
This year's team:
Kayla, Sun, Grace, April, and Nads

Thank you