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Hi Friends and Family!
As many of you probably know, I graduated from high school this year. Instead of going directly to college, I made the decision to take a gap year between high school and college. At first, I didn’t know how I was going to use this year; all I knew is that I wanted to use that year to do something powerful— something that would deeply challenge me and shape who I would become. While I considered many options, I just couldn't shake the calling to use this year to serve on a mission trip. So, I decided to seize the opportunity and take a big leap of faith.
I’m so thrilled to announce that on January 8th 2018, I will be leaving my ‘normal life’ to serve on a 6-month mission trip that will be traveling to Haiti, Jamaica, and Belize. My team will be spending 5-8 weeks living and serving in each international location. In each country, we will be living with host families, immersing ourselves in the local culture, and building genuine cross-cultural relationships with the locals.
Our team will be serving in a variety of ways depending on the specific needs of each community. Experience Mission, the non-profit organization that runs these mission trips, partners up with local leaders, schools, churches, and ministries to identify the real needs of each community so that we can create a sustainable positive impact. Whether that means helping teach English to children, completing work projects, or helping lead a VBS.
But the challenge doesn't just start on January 8th. Over remaining months leading up to the trip, I will be working tirelessly to raise the funds needed to make this journey a reality. This is where you come in! This mission trip wouldn't be possible without your support. While the cost of the trip is $9,300, my goal is to raise $10,000 to help cover the costs of gear and equipment needed for the trip. Every donation helps, no matter how small! One-time or monthly donations can be made directly on this page. All donations are tax-deductible. Alternatively, you can send a check to the Experience Mission office, but if you choose the donate this way, be sure to write my EM username- ‘slusherharper’ on the memo of the check so that they know who the donation is for!
As an additional way of raising funds for the trip, I will also be offering photoshoots and selling my artwork- both photographs and drawings. ALL profits from the photoshoots and sales will go directly towards funding this mission trip. To receive more information, please visit my website, www.harperslusher.com or contact me directly at email@example.com
Thank you all SO much for your generosity and eagerness to play a vital role in this journey! Your support means the world to me. Not just in donations, but also in thoughts and prayers. I feel so blessed to have this amazing opportunity to serve and so honored to have such amazing family members and friends to support me along the way.
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