Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
So in order to make my move possible I need 30 people to support me for $25 a month! Well I have received my first committment of $25 a month. That means I only need 29 more people to go!! The countdown is on!!
"Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being pollutted by the world."
Friday, October 17, 2008
Dear family and friends,
As you may already know I recently had the opportunity to spend two weeks serving and playing with orphans in China. It was a life changing experience and I want to thank all of you who had a hand in supporting me. While in China I began to feel a desire and a calling to care for these children on a more long-term basis. The Lord has continued to open doors, guiding me to make the decision to return to China this coming February. And so, I want to take this opportunity to once again ask you for your support.
I have been given the opportunity to work through a new ministry, The China Home Foundation, with three former team members from my summer trip, Mikey, Michael, and Chrissy; we will be working at a government orphanage in the city of Luoyang, which is located in the Hennan province approximately 416 miles south southwest of Beijing. The government has given us the fifth story of the orphanage to convert into a life skills center for orphans ages 8-18.
I will be living with my roommate Chrissy in a small two-bedroom apartment within walking distance of the orphanage. Throughout the week, after school, and on weekends we will provide the children with a number of activities: crafts; homework help; English, computer and cooking classes; a book and a game center; and many others. While the children are at school, Chrissy and I will be in charge of communicating with potential adoptive parents, finding sponsors for the children, and putting together a pen-pal program. We will also take language classes three to five times a week to help us better communicate with the children.
To make all of these efforts possible, I will need to raise $12,000 for the year, which will help pay for plane tickets, health insurance, housing, food, personal expenses, transportation, and language classes. If you feel led to support me please check one or more of the following options and return the bottom of this letter to the address on the envelope. Due to the newness of this ministry we are not able to raise support through this organization. Therefore all donations will not be tax-deductible.
I ask that you please continue to pray for our team, The China Home Foundation, the children, the director of the orphanage, and all involved in this new ministry as we strive to serve the Lord by caring for orphans in China. If you would like to receive further information please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also encourage you to provide your e-mail address in the space provided; I would love to keep you posted with new information, financial support, and personal updates leading up to and during my time in China.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power at work within us.”
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*All checks should be made payable to Julee Hartmeyer and sent to the following address.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well the time has come to start raising support!! Ill start by explaining what exactly is going to be happening.
I am moving to China this coming February to work with orphans. Me and my three former teamates from my previous trip to China are going to be running and working a life skills/ development center on the fifth story of a government orphanage. We will be offering them cooking, English, art, music and various other classes and activities that will help prepare them for their future. I will be living in a two bedroom apartment with my partner and friend Chrissy. While the kids are at school we will be taking mandarin language classes, corresponding with potential adoptive parents and putting together a pen-pal sponsorship program! As you can see we will be very busy!! In order to make this possible I am going to need to raise 12,000 which will pay for plane tickets, food, health insurance, personal expenses, language classes, transportation, etc. We will be working with a new ministry, The China Home Foundation. Unfortunately due to the newness of this ministry we will be unable to raise funds through them, meaning donations will not be tax deductible. If you are interested in further information or would like to donate please e-mail me at email@example.com. I ask that you would continue to pray for our team, the children, and all who will be involved in this ministry. Thank you for your support
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep onself from being pollutted by the world."