I am raising the money to take a trip to Israel to educate myself on its culture and history. I am currently working a minimum-wage job, and raising the money myself is proving very difficult while paying college expenses. I am currently a full-time student in a university. I am trying to reach my goal so I can take a week-long trip to Jerusalem for research purposes. I am also hoping to visit Bethlehem and Jericho, if possible. This will not be a vacation for me. It is purely an educational experience that I am very hopeful for and have been looking into its costs.
The purpose of my research is so I can make my novel, which is in its rough draft stage, feel more realistic. I want it to feel true to Biblical times, and I feel just reading about it will not cut it. I feel that a trip there will really help me put things into perspective. If I could reach my goal, then I could pay my ticket and a few other fees. I am planning to go sometime in late-July. Until then, I will be working as many hours as I can while juggling school to try and raise money to cover expenses such as hotels and food.
Unfortunately, I do not have much to give and cannot offer you a reward. I can only offer you my gratitude for helping me try and make this happen. If you choose to donate, then thank you for everything and words could not describe how much I appreciate your contribution to my goal.