Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kate's Mission Trip

Meet my friend Kate:

Kate and I have been friends since second grade.  We know each others embarrassing secrets from growing up together (please don't ask), we went through our Spice Girl stage together (that's not considered embarrassing, right?), and are always laughing when we are together.   No matter how long its been since I've seen Kate, we always seem to pick up right where we left off.  I love this girl to pieces.

Kate has a passion for helping children and has been given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Riga, Latvia this summer with an organization called Orphan Outreach.  The primary goal of the trip is to build relationships with the children, show them they are loved, and share God's unconditional love.  Those going have been asked to bring backpacks, school supplies, and craft items for a Vacation Bible School event that they are preparing.  Also, the orphans in Latvia are in great need of  basic items such as lice treatment, Band-Aids, toothbrushes, socks, underwear, etc.

Kate's already purchased her own airline ticket, but she still needs to cover the supplies mentioned above and $1900.  This will cover 10 days of food, bottled water, lodging, insurance, interpreters, and cultural events.

I've often heard from individuals that they while they aren't in the position to adopt themselves, they would like to do something to help an orphan.  Here's your chance to make a tangible difference! Make a donation, no later than June 30, 2015, to go towards Kate's mission trip.  All donations made through Orphan Outreach are tax-deductible and the amount is anonymous.  Donations can be made by going to: Click Make a Donation, Support a Mission Trip Participant, put in an amount, her name (Kate Friesen), and trip code LA15-07FBCL.  She would also really appreciate your prayers.

Feel free to comment below if you have any additional questions.  Thank you in advance for your help,  I am always blown away at my readers generosity! :)


  1. If she truly cared for the orphanage, she would not have signed up for a mission she couldn't afford!

    It's like people who fundraise to adopt -- unwilling to spend their hard-earned cash on a child!

    1. Kate, I'm sad to read such a negative comment from you. I'm glad others don't have the same viewpoint or thousands of kids would still be rotting away in orphanages never receiving any love. I'd like to encourage you to spend your time trying to help instead of criticize, which is doing nothing for the children around the world who need our help.