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Thanks for stopping by my site! I’ve almost reached my goal of $1800 in donations, but I’m still falling short just an easy $800. If you have just $2 in your pocket that you can donate to help change the lives of the children in Guatemala, please read the instructions and then click the donate button below. I can’t thank all my donors enough, every little bit helps! The support is greatly appreciated and I feel blessed to know that people care about other people through out the world. If you want to know what this is all about, please continue to read the story below. If your a busy person (which I know how that is) go ahead and skip to the bottom and click that big orange button. But please please make sure you select “Medical” under the drop down options and then add “Put towards the funds for Jessica Hannon and/or Jay Runquist’s fundraiser and team San Diego (Team 1019)” in the notes section when donating.
Dear family and friends,
As many of you may know, my good friend and fellow photographer, Jay Runquist and I have the opportunity to serve in Guatemala this year as photographers on a life-changing medical outreach with Helps International, Iaomai Medical Missionary, and a small group from The Rock Church. It’s your support and prayers that will make the trip possible and change the lives of the Mayan people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Our team will be traveling October 2nd–13th to work alongside the local government to offer medical relief to their community of 60,000 indigenous people who have very limited access to healthcare.
When I was first presented with this trip, I had many reservations. I didn’t know how I, a photographer, would be needed to serve the Lord. I kept coming up with reasons that I shouldn’t go, but something kept pulling me back to the one reason I should —
God loves people.
It’s easy to pray for far off places and people, but loving those you live and work with is a challenge. Lately I’ve been trying to see my whole life as one big missions trip, not just this upcoming trip. It’s been awesome to see the way God uses this new approach, transforming everything from the way I treat people in line at the grocery store to how I allow traffic to affect my mood. But now I know it’s time to take the things I’ve learned to a new longitude and latitude. When it comes down to it, Jesus laid out a pretty simple message for us, didn’t he? Love God, Love Others and Love Ourselves.
I’m excited about the opportunity and experience that lie ahead. As you can imagine, a trip like this requires great financial support. In order for me to serve on this missions trip, I need to raise $1800 to cover travel, food, and insurance expenses and an additional $3450 for equipment rental by August 31st. If you can support me in any amount, small or large, I would be very grateful. More importantly, I also need your prayer support. Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to be successful following God’s will in ministry through medical treatments in Guatemala.
How You Can Donate
To donate, please call 1-800-41-HELPS or go online to www.helpsintl.org/donations. Choose “Medical” for the Program Name and under “Add special instructions to the seller”, please add, “Put towards the funds for Jessica Hannon and/or Jay Runquist’s fundraiser and team San Diego (Team 1019)”.
I can’t thank you enough for all of the support that you have offered me as I look forward to broadening my experiences in the photography industry through medical missionary work. Your love and support are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
NOTE: Please add “Put towards the funds for
Jessica Hannon and/or Jay Runquist’s fundraiser
and team San Diego (Team 1019)” in the notes section when donating.
ABOUT helps international
HELPS International was founded in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation in the tradition of service to others. HELPS programs extend a helping hand to people who then learn to become self-sufficient, giving them hope for a better life for them and a future for their children.
HELPS’ volunteers from around the world offer its programs to all people regardless of ethnicity, social standing, political involvement, or religious belief.
HELPS strives for permanent change in communities through its programs, and promotes mutual respect, responsibility, and partnership with local infrastructure. This integrated approach ensures cohesiveness in cultural, medical, spiritual and economic affairs of the rural population.