In my last post, I announced that something ‘big’ was coming. And indeed, it is very big.
I am going to Thailand. THAILAND. I’m on a team with six other individuals from my church! We depart in October for two weeks. :) We will be teaching English language workshops at a christian camp in northern Thailand.
In my “Wishes” post back in September of last year and in my “I’m Like a Little Kid Again” post back in November, you’ll find that going to Thailand has been a dream of mine for a very, very long time. Indeed, since I was nine years old I dreamed of going to Thailand on a mission’s trip, spreading the Gospel and helping the missionaries my church supports there. I read every book the children’s department of my library had on Thailand. I even went so far as to make several attempts to teach myself the Thai language! :D
When I became old enough to go on the trips with my church, I couldn’t. I had caught Lyme disease and I could no longer entertain plans of international travel. Heh, I could barely keep my head above water for normal life. But a year and a half ago, I finally received my diagnosis of Lyme and started on treatment of high doses of antibiotics. It was a rough time with many ups and downs, but here I am a year and a half later and I’m nearly fully recovered. I have only a few months left. Just in time too, because the trip is THIS October! :D I am so close to 100% now that even if my recovery date is pushed back again past the trip, I will still be able to go and fully participate in everything. Lyme will not be holding me back this time!
In order to go, though, I need to raise the funds for the trip. In total, I need $2,000; this will cover airfare, travel expenses, food, lodging, etc. I have to have raised half of that (1,000) by May 1st, in order to purchase my ticket. I’ll need the total sum by August 1st. If you would like to donate, please check out my Fundly page! Follow this link: http://www.fundly.com/thailand-mission-s-trip
All the funds will go directly to my church, who is handling the finances of this trip. If for any reason this trip is canceled, (by some unforeseen tragedy or political crisis, etc.) the money will be kept in a fund at my church for future church mission’s trips.
I will be posting updates as we prepare for the trip, and of course I’ll post about the trip when I go! :D If you have any questions, please comment here or send me an email: email@example.com
That’s all for now. :) I’m so excited I can’t contain it. I’m tearing up just as I write this post. . . . I can’t wait to go and to tell you all about it!