Hi everyone. My name is Heather, I am 20 years old and am currently living in Washington. I was raised by a Mormon family that is basically agnostic, and wasn't introduced to God until fairly recently. Most of my town (well, my state actually, Washington has the highest rate of atheists out of anywhere in the US) is pretty stripped of influence of Jesus. I went to a Baptist church for the first time when I was 16. It was amazing how right it all felt to me. I fell in love with God, and He completely changed my life. I have been called to go on a mission trip, spending 8 weeks in Tacoma, WA doing training and reaching out to the local at-risk youth; then going to Cambodia for a month to do further outreach. I am at a total loss as for what to do for money. The ministry that is holding this is located in Tacoma, which is very far from home. I know that the normal form of fundraising would be through letters, but I don't really HAVE christian friends or family to ask for support. My friends and family hate the idea of me even going on this mission trip, so even carwashes and bake sales are out of the question...I can't really do that alone. I NEED to go on this trip. I feel like God wants me there. Please, if anyone has any ideas, I would definitely appreciate it. Even if you could just pray for me, I would greatly appreciate it. The deadline is quickly approaching and I am getting very anxious.
Thank you and God bless,