By the grace of God and the support of you all, I have officially reached my first goal of $3,495! This will cover the three month lecture phase in Tyler, Texas. I am so excited (and definitely a little nervous) for this trip, but it really would not be possible without the support of those who have given. I know that is cliche, but it is so true! If you were not able to give, but would like to, there is still a need. In early September I will be doing the "outreach" portion of the trip, which is another $1500-$3000. I have some money that I will be putting toward this, but If you want to give, I can still use the support! As I said earlier, this is not due until early September, so don't feel like you have to give anytime soon. If you would like to wait until I know the actual cost of my trip--hopefully within the next month--feel free to do that. You can send a check to my home address--8841 Ridge Crest Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901--and my mom will be able to collect and bring the checks/cash to the NewDay offices. Just a reminder, the checks are to be made out to NewDay Covenant Church.
I am very ready to know what I will be doing in Texas and where I will be going afterward. It has been about 5 months since I applied, so it is hard to believe that the day is finally upon me! I appreciate all the prayer and encouragement I have received heading into this trip, and I know that will not stop while I am gone. It has really helped put my mind at ease when I become anxious about the trip or begin to think that i'm actually missing a semester of school. I hope I can keep you all updated on my trip about once a week! So until next week, grace and peace to you all!