Hi, I am Daniel Welch I would like to start by telling you my story of how I decided to go on this trip.
The shop I work for also is a huge part of/supporter of Shine Missions. the owner of the shop "Devin Stout" told me about Shine Missions and told me he thinks I should go on one of the missions. I told him i couldnt go because I couldnt take the time off of both jobs and still be able to afford rent and bills. Devin understood this.
So, a couple months later, the owner of our house passed away and the house was being sold. we were bummed but were able to stay with my wifes parents. shortly after all this happened my boss asked me if I wanted to go to the Shine Missions benefit dinner. I said sure, why not. Free Dinner and a chance to win prizes.. im in!!
My Wife and her Parents attended the Dinner with me. I was blown away by peoples testimonies from previous trips. made me wanna go even more. The drawing starts... and boom!!! first ticket called is mine. what luck. We went home after the dinner and my Wife and her Mom were both telling me they thought I should go. Again I came up with excuses.
The following morning I decided to do some work on the car. I got a notification on my phone that someone had taged me in a photo on instagram. I looked at it and it was a picture of a sign that said "Where God guides, He provides" the Great folks at CMC triggers had tagged me. I liked it and even reposted it. Went back to working on the car, was about an hour in and it hit me like a ton of Bricks...
Devin introducing me to the Mission group, Losing our placeand not having rent to worry about, Going to the dinner, Being touched by the testimonies, Winning an awesome prize and being tagged in that motivational picture.... none of this was luck
It was God.. he was talking to me and this time I heard him loud and clear. all these things happened to me for a reason. I didnt know how to feel about it, I was happy, I was scared and I was excited. I decided I was Going right then.
This is and expensive trip, i need about $3500 more to go. trip is on August 25th. I even have personal items up for sale. I hate to ask for money from anyone. I could really use a hand.