"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
It’s almost time. I can’t believe that my aid trip to Israel is just around the corner! We’re due to leave on November 3rd for 12 days and the team is deep into preparations.
For those of you who don’t know already, I’ve been fundraising for the past few months to go to Israel for humanitarian aid. My team and I will be working with prostitutes and drug addicts in the red light district of Tel Aviv. This is right in keeping with my passion to help victims of sex trafficking, both internationally and domestic. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to go and serve these women.
And there’s some great news to share with you guys. Of the $2500 needed to go on the trip, only another $1450 is needed! We’re getting there. Coworkers, friends, and family have all been very generous in donating toward this work and I so appreciate it!
My deadline for turning in the funds for the trip is October 15th, just around the corner. So if you’re a praying type, pray hard that the needed money will come in. If you’re a doing type and want to help out, you can go to this website to give online. Just specify that is for “Missions: Israel” and put “Audrey Johnson” in the memo. If I can’t pay for the cost of the trip by the 15th, I won’t be able to go. So here’s belief in action, seeing it through to the end and hoping that it comes together. If I don’t go on this trip, I trust that it’s not where I’m supposed to be at this time and will continue my work with domestic human trafficking here in Bellingham. Until then, it’s a lesson in faith.
I’ll keep you guys posted with another update next week. Thank you all so much for the support and encouragement! Working with victims who have been so mistreated and broken is difficult but so worth it. And knowing I have such awesome people backing me up in this endeavor means the world!