Hey friends!!! Sorry I haven’t posted in so long, this semester has gotten the best of me! Well just an update, I am officially FULLY funded! I had a fundraiser poker night/silent auction which raised me nearly $700! It is true when people say that your trip begins even before you get to the country. These past few months have shown me how loved I am by God and the people in my life, and how much they all care about the people in Malawi! It has definitely been a faith-building experience and I feel extremely supported in SO many ways! Thank you to everyone who has come along side me in this amazing journey. Today I got my Typhoid shot, so the reality has sunken in even more. In less than 3 weeks, I will be on my way to Africa with amazing friends. I cannot wait to see how my heart will be changed by the people there. Once again, thank you all!
Take care and God bless,
Wow, God is so faithful. And I have awesome friends. In the last 16 hours, I raised 110 more dollars which puts my donation amount to $510. Thank you to everyone supporting me! It means so much to me!
Here it is….my amazing support video for my trip to Malawi! Please enjoy and reblog! Thanks guys!
The cost of my trip is $3200, so ANYTHING would be more than helpful! An awesome thing about contributing is that anything amazing or any life that will be changed in Malawi will be traced back to YOU!
Also, are donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE (woot woot)! If you donate you will receive a receipt as proof for your awesome donation!
If you would like me to send you a support letter with a postage paid envelope, please contact me via phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate electronically, visit this link: http://takelove.org/credit-card-giving . Once you are there, click on “I understand, let’s go!” and it will give you further instructions on how to donate. There will be a drop box called “Student” where you will select my name (I believe it is the 6th name down).
Thank you so much for donating, it means more than you can imagine!
Sometimes, you check your email expecting the same ‘ol same ‘ol, like updates from Amazon and Southwest Airlines. Other times, you check to see a notification that you received $100 more towards your trip! Wow, I am so thankful. Thank you all for supporting me in prayer and finances! Jesus is so so great.
These are my support letters! If you would like to receive one, just let me know and I would LOVE to mail you one!
Hello! Just wanted to give you all an update on my trip! I sent out my support letters in December and I am $250 closer to my $3000 goal! That number scares me just a bit, but I am strangely at peace about it! I can be a bit of a worry wart, and this always seems to help me:
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself" (Matthew 6:34)
I am currently brainstorming ideas for fundraising, so any suggestions would be appreciated!
This Friday I am going to San Diego to visit my boyfriend Kris and we are going to get the final footage for my Taryn to Malawi video! Kris has blessed me with his time and video talents to provide me with a video to raise awareness for my trip! Its gonna look siiiiiick!
Please pray for financial peace and fundraising
Please pray for growth and mental preparation for the trip. I have been praying for God to show me how He wants to use me in Malawi, so please pray for that as well!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and staying updated on my trip. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to offer encouragement!
Hello! First off, thank you for visiting the site! My name is Taryn Martinez, and I have the amazing opportunity to visit Malawi, Africa in May 2013!
Please utilize the above links to attain sweet info on the trip! If you have visited to donate, you can click on the above “Donate” tab OR here is a link to donate electronically: http://takelove.org/credit-card-giving
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I begin my preparation for this life-changing trip! It is going to take a lot of obedience and faith, but I am all in! I would love to have a team of supporters by my side in this scary and exciting process!
If you have any questions or would like to offer encouragement, you can contact me via phone or email: email@example.com
Thank you for taking your time to check out the site, I appreciate so so much!