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Help Support My Mission Trip To Africa!
$2,490 raised
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In November I am going to Uganda, Africa, with a team of five people from Epic Church in San Francisco. We are spending 10 days serving in the local schools, partnering with Compassion International, and helping with other projects in the community.

What will I be doing?
Epic Church partners with United Christian Centre in Kampala, Uganda, and Compassion International. This is the third year that Epic has traveled to Uganda to serve with UCC. We will be serving at the Compassion Project, in the school, and doing other outreach and projects in the community.

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible and fulfilled adults. Compassion International currently helps more than 1.3 million children in 26 different countries. I am sponsoring an eight-year-old boy named Jovic, and during my time in Uganda I will be able to meet him and his family!


Nine years ago I spent 17 days in the country of Namibia. I first heard about the Africa trip on a Sunday morning in early 2005 at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa. It was one of those moments where I knew my life was about to radically change. I didn’t immediately feel like I should go to Africa. It wasn’t something I had ever really considered before. So, I prayed about what this trip meant for my life, and in November 2005 I traveled halfway across the world. I experienced heartbreak and joy, miracles and sadness, all among people who suffered beyond my comprehension. Yet they unselfishly gave of themselves—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—and lived with hope. The kind of hope that can only spring forth from watching your loved ones die from AIDS. The kind of hope that can only be realized from malnutrition and extreme hunger. The kind of hope that these people find in Jesus. It was the most eye-opening experience of my life. When I left Africa almost a decade ago, I was forever in love and filled with a passion for the people and culture. I knew I would be back one day. So when I was sitting in Epic church on a Sunday a few months ago, my heart stirred at the mention of a trip to Uganda—and I knew it was a moment that would change my life again. On November 4, 2014, I am traveling back to Africa with a team of five people from Epic Church. I’m excited, nervous, anxious, and hopeful about the experiences that lie ahead. But what I do know is that God provides, God loves, and we are all called to step outside our comfort zones.

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