Dear Friends and Relatives,
I hope this letter finds you healthy and happy as spring begins to work its way into our lives. I am writing to fill you in on an amazing opportunity that I have been blessed with. This summer I plan to spend three weeks teaching English and writing skills to students in the townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. The trip will take place from July 14th to August 6th. While in South Africa I will have the opportunity to participate in a safari, do some sight-seeing and make lifelong connections.
This has always been a dream of mine, and to see it come to fruition is admittedly a bit surreal. However, I need help in order to make this dream a reality. The total cost of my trip is going to be somewhere in the ball park of $3,000.00. I am writing to ask you to consider donating to my cause. Anything you can give would be so appreciated. I understand that times are difficult, but even if you could offer up some prayers for my trip, I would be so grateful.
There is so much in my life that I am grateful for and I feel truly called to give back. Will you help me in this endeavor? Whether it is through prayers or monetary donations, I will be so thankful for anything you can give.
If you do decide to donate, contact me and I will give you my address. I'm doing my best to find a fundraising website so that donations can be sent in electronically.
All my love,