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Most of my adult life has been spent serving the disenfranchised in my own backyard, in one way or another. My very first volunteer experience was painting a school with Chicago Cares. Over the last decade I have volunteered with my church serving through HopeFest, a homeless ministry and countless other outreach events. I had the privilege to work 4 years as a public servant under Governor Pat Quinn's administration and now work at a Children's Hospital. It's very clear that my heart yearns to help others. Now it is time for my wings to spread and this fall I will be taking a trip to Africa with Army of the Kind (aotk.org). Please sow a seed towards my mission to serve others. No amount is too little!

Trip costs cover: airfare, lodging, meals, ground transportation, translators, guides, welcome package and materials, and a portion will go to offset the cost of our onsite projects.

Abdiel Quiles

2017-04-22 01:04:34

I can't go, but I thank God you are going... I declare your trip will be a blessed one. That you will go and come in blessing and favor and may the Lord use you for the glory of his name and the expansion of his Kingdom. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Jarixon Medina

2017-04-21 13:56:49

From the Medina family! We love you thank you for your giving heart!

Julio Martinez Jr

2017-04-21 13:08:46

From Baby Martinez, Michelle and I -- Keep being a blessing! Everyone ought to experience your love and the love of God through you.

Carmelo Rios

2017-04-21 12:43:44

To God be the glory, may this journey be a blessing to you and those receiving what our Lord has given you to bless others with.

Yesica G Montes

2017-04-21 10:09:19

The way you live your life for God and your family is so beautiful to see. There are lives waiting in Africa to be touched by your love and grace!

Marita DeMarinis

2017-04-20 16:56:47

GOD BLESS U JENN:) XOXO MARTITA AND HER PUPPIES GIZMO, BUFFIE AND VINNIE

Sonia Martinez

2017-04-20 12:41:25

Praying God will use you in a mighty way, may you be a blessing to all you encounter. God bless and protect you!

Marisol Marrero

2017-04-20 12:12:04

Love you and so proud of you :)

Aracely Colón

2017-04-20 10:37:14

You were born for this.... can't wait to hear all about your experiences. The Lord will use you in a mighty way, He always does

Marilyn Bonilla

2017-04-20 10:34:30

Praying that you would have a new sensitivity to the Holy Spirit as you serve the people in Africa. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Anonymous

2017-04-20 10:15:15

God bless you

Diane M Irizarry

2017-04-20 08:42:18

Praying for you Jen! Hope this small seed will get you closer to your goal! Blessings amiga! Love you.

Daniela Nieves

2017-04-07 13:15:48

What a beautiful and selfless dream. Good Luck And God Bless Jen!

Yvonne Herrera

2017-04-07 10:20:23

Any friend of Cyndi's is a friend of mine Good Luck!

Anonymous

2017-04-07 00:27:22

God bless your beautiful heart!

Sandra l christofanelli

2017-04-06 23:12:40

Be safe Jennifer. Follow your dream.

Heriberto Orengo

2017-04-06 11:33:45

To God be all the glory!

Christina Velazquez

2017-04-06 10:18:05

I know you will do great things. God bless your beautiful heart!

Marisol Santiago

2017-04-06 07:57:31

We believe in your heart for Gods people! We love you!

Alexandria De Jesus

2017-03-30 17:23:58

Jen you are a light wherever you go. Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone around you. Love you.

Lizbeth cardenas

2017-03-29 11:46:05

You've been a blessing to us and we want to bless you. We believe your called for greater things, this is just the beginning. God bless you, love you!

Alicia Guardiola

2017-03-29 10:36:42

XOXO

Daisy Cartagena-Soberal

2017-03-29 08:41:41

Go love on those babies! Be blessed.

Cathy Perez

2017-03-29 08:36:46

Love you Jen!!

Elizabeth Velazquez

2017-03-28 21:09:20

So proud of you sister.

Julissa Muriel

2017-03-28 19:57:25

Love you! Hugs and kisses lots of babies for me

Raul Negron

2017-03-28 19:40:31

Go do God's work girl

Vanessa Figueroa

2017-03-28 19:23:05

Go rock the nations for Jesus!

Anonymous

2017-03-25 12:15:23

The spirit of the lord is upon you because he has anointed you to proclaim good news to the poor. Go with God.

Jacqueline Perez

2017-03-22 12:24:29

Keep doing Great things! You're awesome!

Elizabeth Acevedo

2017-03-22 09:56:45

I will need an entire morning with you when you get back. Lord knows you will fill my cup immensely with this experience. Love you!!

Abiezel Raices

2017-03-22 09:45:05

From The Raices Family. We love you and believe in you!

Alba Martinez

2017-03-21 16:49:14

God bless you!!

Denys D Uribe

2017-03-17 19:10:44

Reach the night

Doris M. Huss

2017-03-17 11:59:19

God's word tells us to be the hands and feet, so go in obedience, spread the gospel and the love of Jesus, be the ambassador that you were created to be.

aida justiniano

2017-03-16 22:49:02

Love you...maybe next year we can go with..Wear It

Maggie Perez-Torres

2017-03-16 10:02:43

God bless you! Be a blessing to those in need! ❤

Bethany LeBron

2017-03-14 11:53:20

We love you Jen! We know God will bless you and others thru this journey. :)

Melanie

2017-03-13 20:09:54

We love you!

Johnny Estrada

2017-03-13 20:02:29

Still making up for the toe !!!!

Victor rivera ii

2017-03-13 18:36:13

We love you Jen! Jesse is cool too

Gladys Colon

2017-03-10 17:13:38

You will do great things in Jesus name

Cecilia N Cruz

2017-03-10 14:51:49

God Bless you and your family, Jenn. You inspire me ❤

Miriam Acosta

2017-03-09 17:58:00

So excited for you, praying for an overflow of love through donations

Leanne wypych-naut

2017-03-09 00:09:03

Psalm 96:3 – “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Have an awesome time, and please share your testimonies with me!

Daisy Altiery

2017-03-07 12:10:41

Blessings!!!

Erika Martinez

2017-03-02 19:53:56

Do great things for the kingdom!

Zaiha L Maldonado

2017-03-01 21:30:00

Be blessed and soak in every moment.

Update #1
March 22, 2017, 11:01 am

I cannot begin to express how overwhelmed I feel with gratitude! In just 3 short weeks together we have raised more than one third of what is needed for this trip!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to learn more about what we will do while in Burkina Faso. Most of the mission will be medical including treating children with various parasites and illnesses, teaching first aid to the care takers, assisting in the Labor and Delivery clinics that are completely ill-equipped and dilapidated.

The most difficult part of what I learned yesterday was about "Mingi" or cursed children. When a child is determined to be Mingi, they are either left alone in the bushes without food and water or are placed under house arrest and not allowed to have nourishment. When Marisol (the CEO of AOTK and my friend for over 20 years aka reliable source) was there last fall she saw this first hand. Not only these children on the side of the road but the Albino children who are in one part considered cursed as well but in others being used as sacrifice since some in the villages believe their blood or body is the cure for this curse - so they are often missing limbs - are also left to die.

While this mission will be heavily medical, it will also be extremely emotional and spiritual. We will spend time with these children and their mothers, provide meals and companionship telling them the truth: they are not cursed and they are loved by an immense God that has not forgotten them.

I cannot begin to imagine the way this trip will transform my life and as each day passes my heart grows more and more ready to be there.

I sincerely thank you for supporting me and pray that God would bless your generosity.

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Abdiel Quiles

150 day(s), 10 hr 21 min ago

I can't go, but I thank God you are going... I declare your trip will be a blessed one. That you will go and come in blessing and favor and may the Lord use you for the glory of his name and the expansion of his Kingdom. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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150 day(s), 21 hr 29 min ago

From the Medina family! We love you thank you for your giving heart!

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Julio Martinez Jr

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From Baby Martinez, Michelle and I -- Keep being a blessing! Everyone ought to experience your love and the love of God through you.

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Carmelo Rios

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To God be the glory, may this journey be a blessing to you and those receiving what our Lord has given you to bless others with.

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151 day(s), 01 hr 17 min ago

The way you live your life for God and your family is so beautiful to see. There are lives waiting in Africa to be touched by your love and grace!

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GOD BLESS U JENN:) XOXO MARTITA AND HER PUPPIES GIZMO, BUFFIE AND VINNIE

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Sonia Martinez

151 day(s), 22 hr 45 min ago

Praying God will use you in a mighty way, may you be a blessing to all you encounter. God bless and protect you!

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Marisol Marrero

151 day(s), 23 hr 14 min ago

Love you and so proud of you :)

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You were born for this.... can't wait to hear all about your experiences. The Lord will use you in a mighty way, He always does

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Marilyn Bonilla

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Praying that you would have a new sensitivity to the Holy Spirit as you serve the people in Africa. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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God bless you

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Diane M Irizarry

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Praying for you Jen! Hope this small seed will get you closer to your goal! Blessings amiga! Love you.

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Daniela Nieves

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What a beautiful and selfless dream. Good Luck And God Bless Jen!

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Yvonne Herrera

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Any friend of Cyndi's is a friend of mine Good Luck!

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God bless your beautiful heart!

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Sandra l christofanelli

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Be safe Jennifer. Follow your dream.

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Heriberto Orengo

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To God be all the glory!

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Christina Velazquez

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I know you will do great things. God bless your beautiful heart!

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We believe in your heart for Gods people! We love you!

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Alexandria De Jesus

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Jen you are a light wherever you go. Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone around you. Love you.

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You've been a blessing to us and we want to bless you. We believe your called for greater things, this is just the beginning. God bless you, love you!

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Alicia Guardiola

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XOXO

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Daisy Cartagena-Soberal

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Go love on those babies! Be blessed.

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Cathy Perez

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Love you Jen!!

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Elizabeth Velazquez

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So proud of you sister.

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Julissa Muriel

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Love you! Hugs and kisses lots of babies for me

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Raul Negron

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Go do God's work girl

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Vanessa Figueroa

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Go rock the nations for Jesus!

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The spirit of the lord is upon you because he has anointed you to proclaim good news to the poor. Go with God.

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Jacqueline Perez

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Keep doing Great things! You're awesome!

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Elizabeth Acevedo

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I will need an entire morning with you when you get back. Lord knows you will fill my cup immensely with this experience. Love you!!

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Love you...maybe next year we can go with..Wear It

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God bless you! Be a blessing to those in need! ❤

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We love you Jen! We know God will bless you and others thru this journey. :)

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We love you!

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Still making up for the toe !!!!

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We love you Jen! Jesse is cool too

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You will do great things in Jesus name

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