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Perhaps you know I broke both my wrists December 16.  On this divine detour with the Lord, I have trully received one blessing after another by the fullness of His grace. (John 1:16) I consider this a detour because prior to breaking my wrists, I was invited to participate in an Operation Christmas Child Vision Trip to Asuncion, Paraguay, May 27-June 3.   When the accident first happened, I thought I might not be able to go, but doctors have cleared me for travel, and I am excited!

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan's Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  The mission of OCC is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
It has been my joy to serve as a year-round volunteer on the Aurora area OCC team for five years.  For four years, I have served as Prayer Mobilization Coordinator.  It's my privilege to lead a dedicated team who pray for the ministry of OCC and invite others to join us in prayer. I intend to use this experience to deepen my volunteer role with OCC and return with a testimony of how God is working in Paraguay.
The trip includes five outreach events.  I will be able to experience first-hand the joy that shoebox gifts bring to children, paired with the eternal hope of the Gospel message presented in a culturally appropriate manner by local Ministry Partners. One opportunity to observe The Greatest Journey, OCC's 12-lesson discipleship course, is also included.  I might be able to see children attending lessons or participating in a graduation celebration.
The cost of the trip is $2,700.  This covers domestic and international airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation.  Since I am reimbursing Samaritan's Purse for these costs, contributions toward this trip are not eligible for tax deductible receipts.  If you are able to support my journey to Paraguay, I will be very grateful.  I am responsible for making a final payment to Samaritan's Purse by April 27.  You are welcome to contact the OCC Vision Trips team at occvisiontrips@samaritan.org if you have any questions about contributions for this trip.
Thank you for partnering with me in this faith-stretching experience as I rely on God by stepping out into the unkown and allowing Christ to work through me.

With joyful expectation,
Linda Zellner
Operation Christmas Child Volunteer
 

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Anonymous

2020-03-05 00:55:03

Praying for you as you prepare for this incredible opportunity.

Neva L Deal

2020-03-07 19:50:22

Praying for the continued healing of your wrists, God to prepare your heart for the witness to the children, safe travels and all provisions for you. What an awesome opportunity.

Molly Johnson

2020-03-09 17:19:14

So excited for you to have this opportunity!!

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