12 October, 2016

November 2017


The trip was initially planned for next month, but has been postponed until next fall. There are a handful of reasons for this, but I believe it will be a great opportunity for others to come along. Although we haven't quite begun to do any of the planning, we are, in fact, hoping for a November 2017 trip.

If you've ever wanted to travel to Eastern Europe or to serve the Roma Gypsies, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm sincerely hoping you will consider this!

Thank you,
Kelsey Mathew

01 October, 2016

Happy October!

Happy October!
It's been a while since I've posted an update - we've had some fun things going on, including Gideon starting preschool last month.
We're in the process of planning a short mission next month. If you're interested in supporting us, there are a couple ways of doing just that! I have art for sale (100% proceeds go toward the mission). Originally, I had listed artwork on Etsy, but the fees for using that platform were no longer feasible when selling not-for-profit. I'll be posting some pieces on Instagram in the future that can be purchased via Paypal -- which brings me to option number two which is donating through Paypal itself.
If you know me, you know I don't like asking for money, but I also know that God blesses those who give. I truly believe that it is better to give than to receive. All that to say, for the past year I have worked a part-time nanny job to earn money for this mission, and sold some art as well, and have still a small amount left that would be needed for the smaller travel expenses (i.e. traveler's insurance, in-country transport, etc...).
To the people that have made comments such as "does it really make a difference when you're there for only a short time?" or "why would you take your toddler there?" I say: It is a matter of doing something when you have the means to do so. Some people feel called to serve with refugees, some feel called to serve in crisis pregnancy centers, some feel called to serve in the workplace, and I have a heart for the Transylvanian region. Why do I bring my toddler? Because my life didn't stop when I had my son. I still have a heart for the Roma Gypsies and want to serve in even the smallest of ways by packing aid boxes, doing feeding programs, and doing bathing programs or building or any number of things.
Thanks for those of you that have encouraged us and prayed for us -- we appreciate it! And to those of you who have supported us in the past - THANK YOU for being a part of this just as we are.
Thanks for taking a short minute to read this update!

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