We are happy to announce that we have sent monetary support to Lauren Lognion’s World Race.
Below you can read an exert from the First United Methodist Church bulletin about her 11 month 11 country world race. We know Lauren from church, and she is a friendly and outgoing young woman with a love of people and God.
“On September 5th I will be leaving to begin The World Race. The World Race is an 11 month mission trip, each month moving to a new country allowing me to serve “the least of these” across the world in various ways while living in their real and raw community. My team and I will partner with local churches and ministries and our work will vary each month from working in orphanages and schools to digging wells and building homes. To be a part of the World Race I am required to raise $15, 500 which will be used to fund my travel and most importantly to help the communities which we will become part of. Having to accept that I cannot pay this money on my own has shown me that God’s plan cannot be accomplished by one person alone. I grew up in this church and this summer I am serving as the Youth Intern. I can’t say that I am surprised to see the beauty of the Church coming together to support me and God’s mission, because that is what this body of Christ does! Instead I am humbled…the Church has helped me with a garage sell raising $2000 and held a luncheon last Sunday raising over $800, not to mention the many personal donations. I am now $6500 away from being fully funded. I am truly blessed to be part of such a loving church family and excited to begin this adventure serving the Lord and walking daily relying on His love to provide. For updates while I am away please visit my blog at laurenlognion.theworldrace.org Lauren Lognion”
You can also go to that site and read more about Lauren’s life, her family, her beliefs and to make an online donation if you like to help her make this trip. You can also sign up to be a “follower” of her blog… as you can with mine. We wish her safety and God’s blessings on this life changing journey…not only for her but for those she comes in contact with.