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Could I Ask for Your Help?

It's a rarity for me to blog about things like this...but in this unique situation, I'm going to go ahead and throw up a post about something I could use some help with!

My husband & I lead our church's youth group, and we have a terrific group of young people!  Every other year the youth take a mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. We have a sister church there, and it is a neat experience to work with them on a continuing basis. This summer from June 20-June 30, 26 people from our church (both students & adults) will make the trip to Mexico.

However, expenses are high (such as gas being about $5/gallon in California!) and we still have a ways to go in order to meet our financial commitment.

Would you mind praying for our youth group, and for the fundraisers we are currently involved in?

The first one is a garage sale this weekend. Please pray that the kids do well & earn money toward this trip.

The second one is a Chik-fil-A goodie bag that we are going to raffle off. Each entry is $5 - and the goodie bag has a t-shirt, cap, coffee mug, etc PLUS over $100 in FREE food gift certificates!  Please pray that we do well with that fundraiser as well!

The third one is a youth auction - we give people the opportunity to "bid" on students talents.  They can do all sorts of things, from changing the oil in your car to taking photographs. Would you pray this fundraiser is a blessing for the youth and for those who are placing bids?

And the final fundraiser is a new one for us.  We are giving the online site GoFundMe a try! I just set up 2 accounts (for 2 of my daughters -  I thought I'd use my kids as guinea pigs first, haha!) and I'm kind of curious to see how this works out for them!  Check out my daughter Savanna's donation page here.  And you can see my daughter Avery's GoFundMe pin on Pinterest here.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I am selling my entire set of Systemath (pre-algebra thru advanced algebra, grade 6-9) to help my 5 kids take this trip to Mexico. I'm asking $200 for the entire set, or $50/year.  To see what all you get, visit  Feel free to ask me questions about the program :)

Thanks for the prayer support - I really do appreciate it!!  I'll post an update in June on how our fundraising turned out :)

Day 267 done :)

Jan L. Burt


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