Saturday, June 29, 2013

Babysitting Fundraiser

Tonight our El Salvador team hosted a babysitting fundraiser at The Village Church of Irvine.  We cared for 14 children and had a great time serving together.  We received almost $200 in donations and now have enough funds to build a concrete house.  Praise God!  Here are a few of my favorite photos from our time together...

Our team is still accepting donations.  If you would like to contribute towards our trip costs, mail your tax-deductible gift to All Blessings Intl, 13111 Hewes Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Bake Sale brings in $420!

Last Sunday our El Salvador team hosted a bake sale at The Village Church of Irvine to raise funds to build a concrete home (which is much sturdier than a wood home).  We raised $420 thanks to the generous donations of our church family.   Thank you to everyone who baked and volunteered!

Emmy Weeks was inspired to do a lemonade stand for orphans 
and spoke to me about it a few months ago.  
Thanks Emmy for using your gifts and resources to bless others!

Our amazing sales team

Stephen Keenan will be staying to serve in El Salvador for one year!

All Day Team Training

Last Saturday our team gathered to share our life stories.  We spent five hours getting to know each other in a deeper way and it was an unforgettable time to bond as a team.  This is our largest team ever with twenty volunteers.  We have yet to gather all twenty at the same time (and probably won't be together completely until we depart from LAX).

Please be praying for our team as we complete our fundraising efforts this week and prepare to travel to El Salvador.  Pray for health, safety and for God's hand to lead our team moment by moment.

Our fearless construction team, led by Ron Bittner (professional builder)

16 members of our team

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stuffed animals still needed!

Great news!  Jordan and Aidan collected almost 300 stuffed animals through their school Ripple Kids project.  Way to go boys!  We are still collecting stuffed animals for hospitalized children in El Salvador.  Donations can be accepted until July 15th, when the team will pack duffel bags with donations.

Thank you for your support!