Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What can we do to help?

Now that we have returned from Guatemala and are preparing for our October and December trips, some people are asking about ways they can help. There are several things that can be done and many things that we need in order for the next two trips to be successful.

We are in need of people that are willing to donate $30 for family food baskets that will be distributed in December. You may purchase a basket online (please see the sidebar) or by mail (checks should be made payable to 'Across All Borders' and mailed to: P. O. Box 14086, Baton Rouge, LA 70898).

In October, we will be traveling to Guatemala as well as making a shipment to Guatemala for our December trip. The shipment will contain toys, shoes and school supplies. We are asking people to help us collect these items. Cleaning out your child's closet, passing on our information to your family and friends, holding a toy drive at your church or a shoe drive in your community and collecting school supplies, OTC meds and hygiene products will be a huge help to the people of Pueblo Nuevo. In October, we will be holding medical and dental clinics as well as working with the children's ministry to carry out Bible study, activities and meal distribution. We will be distributing OTC meds and hygiene products during that trip as well as treating a variety of medical and dental issues. If you would like to donate any of the below supplies for either trip, please mail them to: Across All Borders, P.O. Box 14086, Baton Rouge, LA 70898

-Shoes (new or used in good condition) for children and adults
-Toys (stuffed animals, games, soccer balls, toys that do not require batteries...NO TOY GUNS OR KNIVES, PLEASE)
-Socks (new or used in good condition) for children and adults (all used socks should be separated by gender in labeled ziploc bags)
-OTC medications (acetaminophen, pepto-bismol, cold medicine, etc.) for children and adults
-Vitamins for children and adults
-Hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) for children and adults
-Non toxic paint
-Art canvases in varying sizes
-Crayons and colored pencils
-Art paper
-Paint brushes and sponges

We will be holding a golf tournament on September 18. Additional information will be provided soon. If you are local, please consider participating in this event.

Registration for both the October and December trips is still open. We are happy that the October team is continuing to grow. Traveling with us does not require any specific past experience. This is a medical/dental mission so nurses, doctors and dentists are welcome to join us, but we can also use those that are not in the medical field. You can find out more information about this trip by clicking HERE. December's trip is short, but jam-packed. If you are looking for a very short short-term mission trip, this would be the best trip for you to register for as it is only Monday through Friday. We will be holding a Christmas party for the children of Pueblo Nuevo, distributing food baskets to local families, distributing toys and shoes and working on other projects. CLICK HERE for more information about the December trip.

Most importantly, we ask that you join us in praying for those traveling in October and December, for the people of Pueblo Nuevo and for upcoming Across All Borders events and decisions.

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