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Please Help Support Kelsey's Dominican Republic Mercy Hill Mission Trip 2017/DR101701

Kelsey Price
Greensboro, NC

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About my Fundraiser
Hello Everyone!

This fall, I have the amazing opportunity to go back to the Dominican Republic with a team of all ages from my church (Mercy Hill) from October 14-20. We will be going to an area just outside of Santo Domingo to help serve the locals. We will be partnering with a local school in a squatter slum in Herrera, as well as, Vision Trust team members who are in the local area. Vision Trust is an organization that helps to develop orphaned and neglected children into mature Christians equipped to live in their own culture. They help locals to meet the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of these children. My team will be helping to work alongside teachers and staff of a local school to build relationships and mentor the middle and high school-age students. We will also spend time encouraging the local leaders and sharing the gospel and God's love with these children and their community. The school we will be working in was opened by a local woman who saw a great need for the children in the community to be out of the streets where there were gangs, prostitution and drugs. These students are given a Christian education through this school. About only 20% of them live with their mother and father and almost none attend church. 

I am very passionate about children and teens. I also had the opportunity to go to the DR a year ago and just fell in love with the people and neighborhood there. (Some pictures from this trip are posted here on the website). We helped serve this same school that I will be going back to by helping to paint, clean, and organize. We also had the opportunity to play and spend time with hundreds of children and families from this community. I cannot wait to return to Herrera, where I feel like I have left a piece of my heart and from the minute I left wanted to return. I am very excited to get to be a part of helping the children/teens there continue to have a place to receive a good education and learn about community and God.

I would love to have your support in prayer, and if you're able, financially as well. Even a small contribution would be greatly appreciated, as the total cost of my trip will be $1,665. This includes; airfare, room and board, commuting to and from the facilities and supplies needed for us to help the school and other work we are doing there. If you feel able to partner with me financially in this mission project, I would be so grateful. If you would like to assist me financially, please click on the "donate" button to the right of the website. My final deadline is September 30th.

I want to thank you SO much for your willingness to help and be a part of what God is going to do on this trip. I will keep you posted about our preparations and will be in touch to let you know how everything is going!

Thanks again!