Only 19 days left, and Kim and I venture off to help doing different projects with 16 other GlobalX people for a week in Venezuela. We’re excited, nervous, anxious, and hopeful that we can remember not ourselves, but His mighty work is being done for and within these boys, and the workers who commit to The Project full time.
Just to give you a quick update, here is where we are as far as funding for the team.
Team: $45,105 of $49,300
Our Portion: $4,426 of $5,800
As you can see, we still have a bit to go but I want to say thank you SO MUCH for partnering with us. I’ve not asked permission to thank you via this blog, but I KNOW who you are, you who’ve contributed online. The readers here alone have contributed $3,351!!!
This blows my mind, seriously. Even the $1 guy, this means a whole lot to us and we cannot even begin to express our gratitude in helping “kind-of” strangers on this short-term mission trip. To find out how to give, check out this post.
Anyways, if you are still wavering on the decision to grasp this opportunity to give, let me give you a little more detail as to what we might be doing down in Barquisimeto for Project Jonas, and what some of the funds may go towards. These projects are not set in stone, as we will probably not have enough time for all of them but they’re a good idea for what we can expect once we arrive.
With a total of 8 rooms on the farm, all of the closets are destroyed. By fixing these closets this would increase the quality of life, as well as organizational needs for the staff.
With a lot of the repairs done last year, there are still needs to help repair connections, circuit breakers, lights, and so on.
There’s always a need to paint!
With over 20 people a day on the farm, cooking, cleaning and maintaining the trash can be very difficult, especially when the garbage service come as frequently as they’re bribed. Without paying them, they just come when they want. Sometimes this can be up to 3-4 weeks. This project would include creating a space that is easily cleaned, but also contains the trash so the animals don’t rip the bags apart.
Pimp my Restroom Project
With 9 restrooms on the farm, only 7 are usable. 2 of them are in great need of repair.
Extreme Gardening Project
This is the backyard. ‘Nuff said.
As you can see we definitely will have our hands full for the week we’re down in Venezuela. Kim and I are looking forward to this, and can’t wait to share our experiences with you.
For instructions on the opportunity to give, check out this post.