Almost There!

Ben —  June 6, 2011 — 18 Comments

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.

Closet Project

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.

Electricity Project

With a lot of the repairs done last year, there are still needs to help repair connections, circuit breakers, lights, and so on.

Painting Project

There’s always a need to paint!

Trash Project

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.

 

globalX '11 First Meeting, We Need You!
Venezuela ~ Day 1

18 responses to Almost There!

  1. Ben,

    My brother. Silver and gold have I none, but what I do have I will freely give to you and yours as you venture to Venezuela.

    Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, I ask You to bless their hands, anoint their lips with words of healing, bring forth Your strength and mercy, keep Your hand upon them in protection, open up any closed doors of human hearts to the One who is even now knocking on them, and may Your Name be glorified!

    19 days and counting. I honestly believe the Spirit is just as excited as you are!

  2. I hope you meet your goals Batman. Looking forward to hearing in person how the trip went. #excitement

  3. Whoa, I’m definitely praying for the pimp my restroom project. That would be priority number one on your list for me!

  4. Man crazy that it is approaching so quickly. Thanks for the update and continue to keep us posted with everything!

    • Fo sho, and like Moe I’m sure Kim and I will be talking y’alls ears off come the friday we get back 🙂

      Or, I might be in the hospital w/ malaria like the last trip to the DR…

  5. So excited for you both – God will provide, after all, it is HIS project!

  6. I will certainly be praying for you and your group, Ben. Sounds like an amazing experience ahead of ya’ll. God, as always, will provide for you and I can’t wait to hear how he does it!

    Let us know how all the repair work goes – sounds like it’s going to be a great time!

    • Thanks for the prayers Alex, so, so appreciated. As for the repair work, well… I can do some of the heavy lifting, and photo-taking, but actual “repairing” I’ll have to leave to the know-hows to show me how, heh.

  7. Praying for you all and excited about your opportunity to spread God’s love.

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