Yesterday I received the exciting news that I will be leaving for Paris on August 25! It is so soon and I am both anxious and thrilled at the same time. However, I am only a third of the way to my fundraising goal and I could use your help!
A year with YASC costs approximately $24,000. This covers insurance (medical, life, and evacuation insurance), travel, visa, immunizations, monthly stipend, and orientation. The Episcopal Church covers $14,000. The Church asks each YASCer to fundraise $10,000, approximately $30 a day. I am asking you to prayerfully consider sponsoring a day, a week, a month. I even created a calendar on this blog (look to the right if interested) so that you can sign up for a specific day. This calendar will remind me to say an extra prayer for you that day. And it's an additional way to keep us connected.
Fundraising is not my forte. But this is a little different because I'm not asking for this just for myself. This coming year I will be serving the church, so at the very heart of it, I will be serving you and others. This is an invitation to join me. You are a huge part of my journey! I will need your love and support this year. But also I would love to share with you what I see God doing. And it would be wonderful to hear what you see God doing!
If you feel called to join me on this journey financially there are two options. You can donate online at https://edok.formstack.com/forms/naomiyasc or there is an option to use credit cards or send checks (look to the right under Fundraising). Of course, I do not want $30 to be a hang up for anyone. I encourage you to pray about this and give what you can. And maybe your gift can't be monetary. I need prayers more than money anyway. So please, whether you donate or not, pray for me. This year is a dream and it's a fear. I can use all the prayers I can get!