Serving in Guatemala//GU021801

Teri Benson

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About my Fundraiser
Greetings Everyone!

The Benson Family is embarking on our first Mission Trip to Guatemala. We have dreamed of going for many years and this year we are going to make it a reality! Our church, Christ Church Guilderland, partnering with Vision Trust has been working in a small village, Cruz Blanca for a number of years, making a huge difference to the families and children living there. 

In Guatemala, we will get to meet and serve alongside the local, Guatemalan men and women serving the children through the Cruz Blanca Learning Center.  The director of the program, Rut Chamalé, is an amazing woman who has dedicated her life to serving impoverished children in her own country.  The Learning Center touches the lives of approximately 300+ children who receive nutritious meals, a daily vitamin, educational support, health interventions and spiritual mentoring through this program.  We are especially excited to meet and spend time with Jimmy (pictured here) the little boy our family sponsors. 

We need help to be able to fund this trip for all four of us but felt it was important for us to go as a family. The cost for each of us is $1650 so our goal is to raise $6600. The dates of our trip are February 17-24, 2018 but we need to pay for the air portion by December 11, 2017 so are working to secure $2000 by then. By sponsoring us you are part of serving these children and we are grateful for any gift you are able to give. We will keep you updated and would love to share our experiences with you when we return.

If you are local to us, Mary and Jeremy are working to make items to sell to help raise the funds for us to go. We will be in touch through email about that. 

Thank you so much!  Bob, Teri, Jeremy and Mary