Dear friends and family,
I am writing concerning my plans for the summer and to ask for your assistance. As you may
know, I have signed up to go on a mission trip to Chosica, Peru for four weeks in July. Our
group, led by members of Caring for Children, will be volunteering at an orphanage during the
day and doing some maintenance work at a local church in the evenings.
As you can imagine, the cost of such a long trip is quite high. Airfare alone is almost $1,000.
Lodging is another $600, and meals will total around $400. Travel while in Peru will be an added
expense of $100, and I will also need approximately $200 for spending money. In an attempt to
lessen the burden on my parents, I've been trying to raise as much of this $2300 as possible. I
have earned around $500 babysitting and am continuing to find odd jobs to help with the cost.
In addition to the cost of going on this trip, any additional money raised can be used to help fund
projects at both the church and the orphanage. A d