Sunday, September 20, 2015
Africa and Orphans.
So you may or may not have seen the exciting news about having the opportunity to GO TO AFRICA!! I am beyond excited to be able to go spread the love of Jesus to a group of people who so desperately need love: orphans.
An orphan is defined as "a child whose parents are dead."
While we're carrying on with our everyday lives, it's easy to forget that there are literally thousands of children who are motherless and fatherless. The good news to us, as Christians, is that we are also the sons and daughters of the King of Kings whose name is Jesus!! I can't imagine living a life not knowing that Jesus is real; that He died for you and me and wants us to spend an eternity with him.
The reality is, some people don't know that. They've never heard the gospel message that God sent His son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that we can be saved. They've never heard that He loves us.
This chance to go to Uganda is indescribable to me. It's something I've wanted to do for so long and now the opportunity has come my way. I couldn't be more thankful!
To me, the purpose of any mission trip is to spread the good news and LOVE of Jesus. I can't wait to be in Uganda, surrounded by little children looking for someone to play with them and love on them!
As I mentioned on Facebook, I prayed about money over and over again. I know that if this is God's will, He will make a way. I felt like God laid it on my heart that I know 300 people that have $10. I actually had to grab a calculator and make sure that that added up to $3,000.00. (don't tell Cory that, he'd be so disappointed.. but my math skills are nonexistent).
So, with that being said, I hope that if you have $10 to spare, you'll consider going to this website and making a donation to help with my expenses. This is an all inclusive price to cover airfare, transportation, meals, lodging, etc. 100% of all donations made will go toward my expenses. Also, a receipt can be printed off the website to make your donation tax deductible. (Just be sure that you put "Cindi Dixon Lee trip to Uganda" in the "participants name"section!)
If you aren't able to make a donation, that's totally cool. But I'd love if you'd commit to praying for me, this team, these orphans and the country we're visiting. So many people long to know who Jesus is, and the best way to show them is to lead by example. Jesus visited the sick, the poor, the widows, the orphans. How blessed I am to be able to do so also.