Monday, November 19, 2012

8x10 for gifts of $50+ a month

I decided to combine a few of my loves (fundraising and photography) to keep things rolling.  Are you looking for a Christmas present for someone? Look no further.

If you make a donation of $50 a month or more by December 1, 2012 I will send you an 8x10 photo from the slideshow below of your choosing.  Just email me ( the number and title of the picture you like along with your pledge/start date (please no later than January) and your address.

As you can see on the side, we have made it to about 68% and only need 32% more!  That means only 21 people need to pledge $50 a month and one at $25 a month AND THEN I CAN LEAVE! (That's $1,076 a month that I still need to raise.  Look how much we've already done! WE can do this if YOU help.)

People, listen.  I need your help to get me out of this country in 2013.  I'm trying to have all of my pledges by December 15th so we've got some work to do.  Language school starts January 3rd and I WANT TO BE THERE!  As we all know, the original date was September so let's make this one happen.


Fundraiser Slideshow - Online Slideshow Maker

To start your gift, click the "Online Giving" button to the right.  It's easy-peesy so tell everyone. Seriously.

*Please note* Gifts of less than $50/a month are MORE THAN APPRECIATED but I had to draw the line somewhere since I'm not able to send everyone 8x10s because the cost adds up quickly.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Staff Retreat at the Beach!

It was due time for a return trip to my future home and last week I got just that...five whole days in Nicaragua with my team!  We were joined by a team from Costa Rica, a team leader from the DR, the newest member of the International Schools Recruiting team under the amazing guidance of the Latin American YL trainers and two former missionaries in Nigeria!  It was an international schools staff retreat so it was all Americans and one student staffer from Nicaragua coming together for fellowship, fun and relaxation.  We played plenty of games, enjoyed some beach time in between torrential downpours and marveled at the work the Lord is doing in all of these countries.  Ella and I are still fundraising but it was a great time for our (almost) whole team to come together for the first time ever and learn more about each other.

Did I mention, we stayed in a BEAUTIFUL house overlooking the water?  This was a view for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  How could you not love this place and rest in His beauty?

Plenty of games were played in this space between meals. 

Being on the west coast has it's perks. 

Adventures to the fish market! This is a sea snake that we were told it's "very popular in the US, Canada & Spain" can anyone vouch for that?  And did they not realize we were Americans when telling us this statistic? 

So excited for dinner! (I had chicken. :) ) 

 My beautiful teammates, Ella & Ashley.  Gotta love them! 

This is the house dog that followed everyone everywhere. 

Gang's all here!  

Ella, Zava (Student staff), me, Ashley & Pratt.  

There was one minor threat of a temper tantrum while thinking how my heart aches to be in Nicaragua already but I let the grown up in me take over and kept it inside.  I am praying to finish fundraising by December 15th so I can enjoy the holidays with my family with the peace of having finished.  

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10