Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share some upcoming trips that our students have the opportunity to be a part of, and how you can partner with us to make these trips happen!

First, eight of our high school students have applied and been accepted to a Global Leadership Summit in Lima, Peru. This trip is coming up quick! We will be traveling from March 16-20. Andrew and I will actually be chaperoning this trip, and we are so excited for and proud of our kids that will be participating. This will be a great learning and skill building opportunity for our students to interact with other kids from all over the world and build their leadership skills. Our students will be participating in debates and brainstorming sessions about responsible global citizenship, as well as hearing from keynote speakers who are experts in this area. This is an incredibly unique opportunity for our students to be a part of, and if you’d like to help cover their costs, it would be very appreciated! Our goal for this trip is to raise about $800 total to relieve student costs.

Second, several of our middle and high school students have the opportunity to participate in a spring break mission trip. These students will be partnering with a local church to minister to a tribe in Bolivia’s jungle region. This trip will take place the second week of April. Each student’s cost is $450. Andrew and I will actually not be attending this trip, but lots of our students will, and we would like to help them out with the financial burden of serving.

If you feel called to provide financial aid to these trips, here’s how you can do it:

Step 1 – Go to http://www.nics.org/donate/, the NICS donation page. 

Step 2 – Click on the yellow button that says “Support a NICS Missionary.”

Step 3 – Select a “One Time” donation and “Staff Support” from the drop down box. 

Step 4 – Type in my name, Sarah Ketchum, and the amount you wish to donate.

Step 5 – Very important, in the comments section, indicate that the donation is specifically for these trips! If you have a preference, you can type either “Leadership Trip” or “Missions Trip” in the comment box. 

Thank you so much for your support. Of course, we appreciate your prayer support as much, if not more than, your financial support for these trips as well. Please pray for the preparations, for the accommodations, for safety in travel, and for the students to learn and grow closer to God as they participate in the conference and serve others!

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