In April 2017, my school, Fountainview Academy, is going to Mongolia. On April 10, the whole student body and select staff are flying from Vancouver, BC to Hong Kong, and from Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s largest city and has population of roughly 1.3 million people, just under half the population of the country. Much of the population is either Buddhist, Atheist, or Agnostic. There are many people who have never even HEARD the name of Jesus. These people need someone to tell them the great news of what Christ has done for this earth.
How will Fountainview help accomplish this? We know that of ourselves we cannot do anything good. But by God’s grace, we hope to reach the people of Ulaanbaatar through music, health, and English classes. Through concerts similar to the one we had two weeks ago, we hope to tell the story of Christ’s love for us. Through ministering to people’s physical needs via health evangelism, we hope to minister to them as a whole. Finally, by helping English students by speaking it to them, we hope to make friends and be an influence for good.
However, this is not the end of the adventure for Seniors. After we're done in Mongolia, we'll fly to Khon Kaen, Thailand. While there, we’ll do a music camp at a school called Peace Music Academy. Just as a side note, this is the very place my sister taught violin last school year. Finally, after a week in Thailand, we'll return back to school.
I wish each of you could come on this trip. But, although you won't physically be there, there are ways you can still make a difference. One thing that must be accomplished before we leave is for each senior to raise $2200 US dollars. For the average individual, this amount seems very daunting. However, I’ve done the math. If each person here gives 10 dollars, my fundraiser will be over like that (Snap). How big or small that seems to you, God will bless you for your generosity. You can donate to the trip at http://www.outpostcenters.org/donate/.
Please be sure to clearly mark that your donation is for the 2017 Fountainview Mission Trip to Mongolia and Thailand. It is important that my name is not referenced when donating to OCI. Instead please notify me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so your donation will be attributed to my account. Even if you can’t make a difference financially, you can do something more important. You can pray. Ask God to fills us with is Spirit and that when we do go to Mongolia and Thailand, we’ll be ready. Thank you for your consideration of my cause.