This campaign has been created to raise money to purchase a van. This fundraiser will impact middle school students and international students, in the Orlando, Florida area.
Many middle school students want to go to church during the week but do not have a ride. Church is one of the only positive things about their week and an opportunity to get away from their problems and be in a safe place for several hours. Many of them come from homes with no access to a car or where parents are working and cannot bring them.
For many immigrants entering a new country is both exciting and terrifying. Helping international students to meet their basic transportation needs such as appointments, events, church and discipleship groups goes a long way. The public transit in Orlando isn't the easiest to manage with a small available time frame in their busy schedules to make it to these things. In addition to this, many of these international students come from unreached areas of the world with little or restricted access to the gospel. They have a desire to attend church and these discipleship groups so that they can learn more about the good news.
This is part of the ministry work I have been doing on a regular basis since the beginning of 2019. Currently I have a 2 door car with only 4 seatbelts. While I have been able to use this car to bless many people there have been several times I have had to make multiple trips because I didn't have enough room. For awhile I have been contemplating getting a bigger vehicle and now that I have a need I'm moving forward with this.
If you would like to more about this ministry please feel free to contact me directly. I have to be vague online about the details of some of this due to potential security issues with some of the international students I work with.
If you would like to get a tax write off for this donation please contact me and I can connect you with the 501C3 that will receive your donation and transfer it to me for purchase of the van.
If you know anyone looking to give a van away please also contact me.