Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chile Next Week!

David is going on a mission trip to Chile! Our friend that works for American Airlines has offered David a very cheap stand-by ticket and he is going to fly out at the beginning of next week. David will be taking the funds that have been collected thus far with him, evaluating the needs, and allocating the funds over the week. He's also hoping to get his hands dirty and get some projects started in some homes while he's there. A friend has offered him a place to stay and a car to drive. Before he leaves Chile, he'll be able to evaluate what the most urgent needs are so that we know how to allocate any funds collected between now and then. The rainy season is right around the corner and we hope to help our family make the necessary repairs so that their roofs aren't leaking when the rain comes. A few weekends after David's return, we are going to host a backyard dinner at our house to show pictures of the work being done in Chile due to the generosity of our friends and family. I will be in touch about the date and time of that dinner soon.

We still need support! David leaves next week, so now is the best time! If you would like to contribute towards the stand-by ticket or towards the repairs that need to be done in Chile, you can go to the button below or you can mail a contribution to 5728 Sylvan Drive Columbia, SC 29206. Please make checks payable to Cabrera's Chile Relief Fund. If you would like to make a sizeable contribution ($500+), make checks payable to "Radius Church" and mail it to the address above. They can then issue you a tax-deductible receipt.

We will be collecting funds to help out friends and family in Chile until the backyard dinner. Any funds collected after David's departure will be wired to Chile after his return. Please pray for him as he travels and pray for me as the boys and I miss him very much!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jessica! Allison (Hucks) here...I am wondering around in blog land and happened on your blog! I saw that your hubby is from Santiago!?! very know, I think about Santiago all the time and would love to take my husband there sometime. It's funny, too, b/c our new pastor was pastoring a church in Chile until he came to Greenville...I keep hoping that'll be my in! :) Take care!