My heart's desire is for restoration, healing and reconciliation for the people of this country. To see people living whole lives with peace, freedom and joy. My heart is called especially to the at-risk youth of this country. Exciting things are happening now! We get to be apart of it!
Thank you to everyone who encouraged and supported me in 2012 on this journey in working in a volunteer capacity with those who need of a leg up.
Love Global who accepted me as an oveerseas full time Christian worker in June 2012The three church families who support and encourage meMy career coach and advisorsMy Prayer team of 22My friends and family
IN CANADA Dec 15 - April 29, 2013
I'll be in Canada doing speaking engagements, working part time as a receptionist at a health and wellness clinic, planning events and fundraisers and sharpening my swing dance skills so I can teach another class on the border! Also, resting, spending quality time with friends and family and preparing for the next year on the border.
Returning to BORDER April 29th - May 2014
I will be returning for 1 year to live in the same community as 2012. My desrie is to continue working with local leaders in a community outreach worker and mentor role.
How you can partner with me in this ministry!
1) Stay connected by receiving my e-mail newsletters
2) Join my prayer team
3) Partner with me and the community leaders I work with and share a one time or monthly gift of $30, $40, $100 or $150.
Love and Peace!
Lunch time at the language course
The first week of lanugage learning has been great. Minus the fact I missed the first two days due to food posioning, but never mind. It's good to see friends and meet know people and my language learning is all starting to come together!
For my mom
Happy Mother's day to all the mom's out there!
Peace and Joy!
Things for the journey
A few things I picked up today for the journey over this next month...exciting!
Pray for energy, a good night's sleep every night, a happy stomach, much clarity and travel safety!
Making friends and waiting in the big city
What I'll be doing for the next 2 months:
I will be investing a lot of time in language learning and reseraching different organizations working with at risk youth to find an organization and a team of people that I can fully stand with, grow with, teach and learn with.
I will be tutoring a few students that I taught in 2010 as well as being available in a community outreach worker and mentor role to the youth I worked with in 2012.
I will be continueing in converstation wtih local leaders and professionals about the need for a youth drop in centre.
I also hope to find the opportunity to teach more swing dance lessons! I need a swing dance partner! Pray for that!
If you would like to support this work and the work that is to come after these initial months, I am still in need of monthly support. I am looking for $892 more a month to bring the total to $1200/ month.
This salary will allow me to stay in South East Asia in a volunteer capacity as well as keep student loan interest covered at home in Canada.
A friend also loaned funds to cover the one way flight and I am still needing to pay that off, $500 will be a good start and I will use the rest from my monthly salary to pay off the rest.
If you feel that this journey in volunteering and what is to come in this ministry is something you would like to support, you can give online through this website or with an e-mail transfer. If you know me personally, you can send me an e-mail, otherwise, I can be contacted through Love Global.
Blessings and Joy!
Friends and Family,
I landed safely after two flights and a short layover totally 19 hrs or so of travel.The big city is as I left it, from what I can see. It is very humid and quite hot. Walking down the street my back was soaked, pleasant. But when I am inside the aircon for too long I look forward to being back in the heat. I can't wait to go swimming!
I'm a bit out of sorts because I am still in the big city waiting...and won't make it back to the border town to see friends for a few more days. Then I will head back to to the city a few days later to catch my flight for the 2 week language course, where I will know others taking the course. Feels like 60 to 0...but things will get busy again in 4 days.
Alright so nothing too exciting to report, but I am here safely and have met some cool dutch girls in the hostel to chat with.
Peace and Joy!Monique
JaZZ Benefit April 5th (Braden, Dave and Mo)
I leave in 2 weeks!!! It's starting to set in!Only $1,204 to raise for our April 18th goal!Then we will have hit out goal of $4,660!
Peace and Joy
TOTAL RAISED TO DATE in 2013 ---$3,286 (April 7th)!!!
[Jazz EVENT --- $695 cash, cheque, online (April 5th)]
[GIVEN Day of Event ---$1000 (April 5th)]
[GIVEN two days before event --- $500 transfer]
[GIVEN other --- $100 ]
>>> TO RAISE BEFORE April 18th --- $1,374 <<<
TO RAISE BEFORE June 1 --- $4,800
TO RAISE BEFORE September 1 --- $3,600
Total to raise April to Sept 1 --- $9,774
Support goes towards flight, health insurance, travel documents and expenses and monthly salary.
Other ministry orgs have suggested that if I volunteer with them I should raise $2500 a month, but I decided to set my salary lower, at $1200.
Note that the funds raised on the funds counter on this page reflect the 2,350 that was raised last year on this page and donations given via cash, cheque and e-mail transfer are not reflected there, but are accounted for in my description on this page, in my newsletters and to in my quarterly excel budget and ministry reports to Love Global.
The total goal for April 18th, is 4,660. My expenses in Canada, speaking and share events and trainings have been covered by my income during, Feb, March and April as well as support from immediate family members and 3 monthly love global donors.
photos of Jazz Event coming soon...
Getting ready to leave...
We have already raised $1006 through reoccuring monthly giving this year
Our goal for April 20th is $4,660. Remaining - $3,654 Jazz Event goal is $3000
This will cover two-way flight, travel visa, travel expenses, health insurance and first month's salary (which is covering the cost of a two week intensive language training course).
Our monthly goal for for June to December is $1200 a month. For a total of $8,400 for 7 months.
This monthly salary allows me to...
work with at-risk youth in a mentorship capacity, tutor youth, yunng adults and elders in the community who need special attention, a non-traditional style of teaching and can't afford a tutor, it allows me to do ESL workshops with different community based organization staff, shadow teacher trainings (and soon train) in the refugee camps, attend a two week intensive language class (Burmese) and continue language tutoring afterwards, do research on organizations working with at-risk youth on the border and inside the country. This year I will also be offering discounted and volunteer swing dance classes to migrant schools and staff on the border.
Other organizations have suggested I raise $2500 a month, but I have decided to set my salary lower for the time being and consider retirement options and a higher savings at a later date.
LoveGlobal transfers funds once a month with a 20% admin fee deducted. e-mail transfers and paypal are also an option. Contact Monique.
* Please note that the funds raised on this page reflect differently as it adds last years goal from the summer of $2,350 to the current amount raised.
Let's get 'er done!
Our monthly goal for June to December is $1200 a month. For a total of $8,400 for 7 months.
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