Monday, March 26, 2012

"we encourage" - A Big Adventure




Today I am hoping you will all encourage Kevin. He is the husband of a friend I adore and admire. Mission trips have worked their way into my heart through the example of my own husband and I am priviledged to be able to share the heart of a group of people who want to do something to build the kingdom of God in a real way. To do something that is hard, to help others. I don't think there is anything greater we can do in this life.
 I'll let Leslie explain their adventure, but as you read this please consider how you can help.
I mean really consider it. Giving up a Starbucks or not picking up that extra item at Target. I'm talking to myself as much as anyone else here. I know Kevin will gratefully except any support you can give.

You can click on the button below to support Kevin.
{you can also head over to Leslie's blog and grab a button to add to your sidebar}

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A few weeks ago, my husband Kevin and I traveled to Bend, Oregon to meet with our friend and director of the Elisha Foundation, Justin Reimer, and his son, Elisha.

TEF is a non-profit organization that supports and serves families of children with disabilities. Eli, for whom the foundation was named, is 15 years old and has Down Syndrome. 



We met up with them because, together, we are about to embark on a big adventure.
(some of us more literally than others)



Kevin (right), my man who is so very passionate about the outdoors and particularly mountaineering, is going to be leading a team of twenty people on a trek of a lifetime to the base camp of Mount Everest, at over 18,000 feet in altitude, in order to fund raise for TEF, whose purpose is close to his heart.

We're talking Nepal. An 18,000 foot challenge. 

For families who need help facing the mountain of challenge that is raising a disabled child. 
For disabled children here and overseas who are marginalized by society.
For intentionally bringing the love of Jesus to the least of these. 
One very exciting aspect of the trek is that Justin (left, above) will be joining Kevin's team, and Eli will be trekking alongside his dad (see below).


In Oregon, we spend a day at Mount Bachelor (above), we went snowshoeing, and we worked with an incredible video duo (more about them later) to be able to share this endeavor with you visually.

Each of the 20 trekkers will need to raise a radical $10,000 to benefit The Elisha Foundation.






That's $200,000 total.

Mt. Everest is BIG.

Helping meet the variety of needs in families with disabled children is BIG.

$200,000 is REALLY BIG.

But God is bigger.
 
In fact, we can't even come close to grasping just how big.
 

We hope and pray you'll join us in spirit.
We need a prayer covering, and we need financial supporters to make this happen.
 
We are so humbled to be a part of God's plans to love others
And we are so humbled to be invited to join His adventure.
 
 
{If you feel so led, we'd love for you to share this with others via Facebook, Twitter, or blog. Thank you.}






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3 comments:

hannah singer said...

love this! praying for all involved in this endeavor.
especially your kevin, leslie! for strength of body, soul and mind. praise jesus!

Tesha said...

I am happy to have found your blog and link up. It sure dose look like a big adventure...my husband came bask with cracked ribs for his big adventure snowboarding trip over the weekend. Thanks for sharing look forward to linking up and meting others!

EverythingIam-blogspot.blogspot.com said...

How exciting Jami! I'll talk to you more about it friday. Have a great day :)