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Trivial Pursuit Jr. With the family. The youngest player is 17

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1st Support Letter Back

Carl’s Trip

I didn’t know that when I left for Appalachia in East Tennessee that I would be working with the same church that had literally saved my family. I don’t mean in the spiritual sense; I mean that they took us in when we had nothing. My dad’s company had gone bankrupt and our papers to live in this country had expired. We had no place to go and they helped us find a way. They gave my mom a job working at the church so that we could attend their school and also provided enough income to survive on what my mom and dad were both making. That first year we survived on $8,000 for a family of six and it was only because of this church. So needless to say it was a tearful reunion to see people who hadn’t seen me since I was a freshman in high school. That week I got to lead other high school students as we reached out to the poor, the weak, and the needy. It was a strange time warp getting to watch these high school students make hugh impacts in the lives of those who are just like me 15 years ago. It was an unnerving and heartbreaking drive into my old neighborhood to see those who have not been able to pick themselves up and need a hand. It was however, also incredibly hopeful to see Adventures in Missions do what is continues to do around the world – give real aid and hope to those who (just as I once did) need it the most.

Thanks for being a part of our story.

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1st Support Letter Front

Friends & Family

This letter comes to you with love from Carl and I.

The Story

We are hoping to Share some recent exciting events in our lives and invite you to celebrate with us. As some of you might have heard, I found a part-time position at a non-profit organization, Adventures in Missions, at the beginning of December. This was a huge answer to prayer. I had been struggling with where my life was taking me and why I had gotten a degree in psychology that did not lend itself to obvious career choices. God had placed me in an organization fifteen minutes from my home that incorporated God into meeting, phone calls, and even has a Monday morning worship gathering to start off our week. Adventures in Missions hosts mission trips both in the United States and overseas; Carl is ecstatic about the service opportunities that are part of my job. Needless to say, I wanted very much to continue with the organization and work with them full-time. At the end of December the offered my a full-time job as a Youth Group Admissions Representative. Now, my day-to-day work includes, working with over 100 youth pastors to book trips for their youth groups, praying with them, and helping them prepare their group to serve. I talk to people all day long and I am loving it!

Carl and I are writing to ask you to support us in the new chapter in our lives.

Pray

-Please pray for us as I am in the busy season getting groups ready to go on their summer mission trips.

-Pray for the youth groups I am working with that they would be the hands and feet of Christ where they serve.

-Pray that Carl & I put God first in our lives, others second, and ourselves last.

Give

– Please consider supporting us financially. Your financial support will allow me to continue to serve at Adventures in Missions and participate and lead mission trips throughout the year.

– Adventures in Missions requires me to raise $925 every month to subsidize a portion of my salary and offset the costs of any mission trips Carl and I have the opportunity to be a part of through AIM.

– You can support us financially through annual, monthly, or one-time donations. Any gift will be such a blessing to Carl and I.

– If you would like to support us monthly, AIM offers the option of automatic deductions each month from your checking account. If you feel God is leading you to support us, please mail all donations to:

Adventures in Missions, 6000 Wellspring Trail, Gainesville, Ga 30506

OR you can give online at: http://www.adventures.org/give/donate.asp?giveto=staff

Tots and other weird hip things

Today I created a Facebook page for fundraising. I feel my understanding of the internet is slowly diminishing. There are more and more internet sentences that don't seem to make sense to me. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm holding on for dear life. I proudly told my younger sister (she's 17) about all of the social networking sites I participate in (FB, Twitter, Blogspot, Pinterest, and now Tumblr). I thought this showed how savvy I was. Her laugh indicated rather that I was just coming off as desperate to be relevant. Well excuse me if I have not yet abbreviated totally to totes, I have enough time to say the whole word. I think my extra time is dating me. Ummm, I would go on, but it's 11, so I'm off to bed.