I’m sure you are all waiting for days 3 and 4 of my Irish Adventure but you are going to have to wait a little longer because first I have some exciting news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m going on a mission trip!!!!!!!!!
Couldn’t wait any longer to say that! Now to give you some background! A few years ago, my daughter Rachel went to Peru on a medical missions trip.
Medical Ministry International Canada has expressed the good news of the gospel for over 40 years by caring for those who have little or no access to medical care. Medicine is ministry!
She was only a nursing student but she really enjoyed working with the people. Now she is a nurse and wants to go back to use some of her training to help the people. So, she got approval from her job exactly 1 week ago today to take 2 weeks of unpaid leave to go.
Since they not only need medical personnel, they also need a person to help with general stuff – “General Helpers are crucial to the success of the project team, and the variety of needs that will arise may be many. Some examples of General Helpers’ tasks: registration, crowd control, assist in the pharmacy, serve in visual acuity, or pray with patients and show God’s love to those we serve.” I’ll be that person! Although I have sent my kids on numerous missions over the years, I have not personally been on one since I was in college so I am just so excited!
And nervous! Did I mention that this trip is to Cusco, Peru – where the altitude is 11,000 feet and people frequently get altitude sickness there? Or that it is an extreme trip – which means we will be hiking from village to village (did you see those mountains in the picture???). Or that we are going in October – the rainy season! I’m also excited because Cusco is also the city you have to travel through to get to Machu Picchu so we’ll get the chance to visit it too!
Both Rachel and John have said that I am not prepared for this trip – so I’m going to need to do some serious hiking between now and then. I need hiking sticks and hiking boots and sock liners and … says my husband who has hiked in New Mexico. I also need some shots! I think I need a lot of prayer!!!! And some hiking buddies!
So – if you want to hike with me – let me know! If you want to pray for me and Rachel – let me know! Want to give us some medicines (we have a list) or some gifts for the patients – let us know! And lastly, if you’d like to partner with us in raising the revenues to go on this trip – let me know!
Here’s the info if you want to donate and we are very appreciative of any amount!:
If you desire a tax receipt, you must send your donation to our American partner “I Care San Antonio” (ICSA)
➢ Mail with check: 1 Haven for Hope Way, Suite 200 San Antonio, TX, 78207 [501(c)3 non-profit tax ID: 74-2690192] Please make a detailed note (Example: MMI Peru Cusco Extreme October 2017 project – Kris or Rachel Markovich) designating the funds for MMI Canada project participation donation.
➢ Online with Credit card: http://www.icare-sa.org/global/ Select “Donate” button part way down the page on the left. Please fill in the “Purpose” (at the top in the blue box) Example: MMI Peru Cusco Extreme October 2017 project – Kris or Rachel Markovich. Enter your Name, credit card information, address, phone and email address.