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Hello Everyone! I’d like to share with you a trip that I am going to take that will be a life changing experience for the people I come in contact with, as well as myself.

This May 14-26, I will be in a place where hardship, poverty, and hunger make life look and feel different for the people living there than my life of plenty, comfort, and basic needs being met here in the US. In this is unique service experience, I will be going to Antigua, Guatemala with a team nursing students, alumni, faculty, and other volunteers from the University of North Dakota.  We will be working with an organization called the GOD’S CHILD Project (, which is a ND based charity that has been striving to “break the bitter chains of poverty through education, housing, and healthcare” for more than 25 years.  Our 12 day trip will focus on serving the poor in a variety of ways, which includes volunteering at a malnutrition center, nursing home, and hospital for the disabled, serving supper at a homeless shelter, going on home visits to interact with and see where the project’s children live, building a home for a family, and distributing food and clothing to the poor.  In our service, we will also be learning and growing ourselves through every interaction and all that we see. 

I'm excited about the opportunity and experiences that lie ahead. I hope you see the value in how we will serve.  As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people.  For this mission trip, I need to raise $2800 by April 1 – don’t panic that’s seems like a lot (and I’ve already started), but really its just 28 people donating $100, 56 people donating $50, or 140 people donating $20. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful.  Would you be willing to give $5, $20, $50, $100 or more?  Donations of all sizes make a big difference. **Please note: on this site I am limited to raising only $1300 of the $2800 needed for this trip. This is because the $1100 is the portion of the trip that goes directly to the God's Child Project (application fee and daily service team fees). Donations towards this part of the trip are tax deductible. The remaining $1700 that I am fundraising for can be done outside of this page (flights, trip coordination fee). However, these outside donations are not tax deductible.**

And, most importantly, I also need your prayer support.  Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to serve as we follow God's leading on this service trip to Guatemala.

If you would like to be part of this mission through your financial support, you can donate online at (link below) – click donate, enter your donation amount and information, and then click “give now” at the bottom.  All contributions through this website are tax deductible, as The GOD’S CHILD Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  

Thank you so much for prayerfully considering how you can partner with me on this service trip and help to break the bitter chains of poverty for some of the poorest of the poor. 





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  • Julie Sjol You and your team will most definitely be in my prayers! So proud of you and I know that you will be changed. March 2019 $50.00
  • Julie Sjol You and your team will most definitely be in my prayers! So proud of you and I know that you will be changed. March 2019 $50.00