Happy New Year Everyone! I am really excited for this upcoming year, so much going on with school, work and getting ready for Honduras, but here it is ladies and gentlemen, the official support letter for Honduras 2014!
Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know I had the privilege to travel to the country of Honduras this past summer, it was amazing! My team and I had the opportunity to work with an organization called Growers First, which helps coffee farmers in Honduras make fair wages and provide the care they need as well. While down there, my team and I spent most of our time helping put on a vacation Bible School for the kids of these families. The poverty level and the amount of homeless and hungry people blew my mind. When I returned to the states, I must admit I faced major culture shock. I began to see the ways in which many of us take things for granted. Honduras changed my worldview on life this past summer.
This fall I started a new chapter in life at William Jessup University. It has been a wild adventure so far and is only just beginning. I didn’t have any plans to go back to Honduras right away; however, after much prayer and reflection on this summers great experience I decided to fill out my application to join the William Jessup Universities first Honduras Team. With that, it is my pleasure to announce that I will be heading back to Honduras this 2014 summer with an amazing team from William Jessup University.
Our team will be working with an organization called La Providenicia in a region called Aguas de Los Padre, Siguatepeque for about 2-3 weeks. La Providencia is an organization that works with at risk orphans and widows. William Jessup is honored to be able to partner with such an incredible organization that has been making an amazing impact in this community. In order for us to be able to partner alongside this incredible organization however, we need YOUR help. Each member of our team needs to raise around $2,500 for this trip to be able to happen. Would you consider partnering with me in this journey through either prayer support or a financial contribution?
If you would like to help with fundraising, please send a check or cash to
333 Sunset Blvd. #769
Rocklin, CA 95765
To ensure that you receive a tax deduction, please make the check payable to William Jessup University. On the memo line please write “Honduras” only. Please do not include my name on the check for IRS purposes, but attach this letter so the school will know whom the donation is for. Any amount will be very much appreciated, every bit helps!
*Donations can also be made online at jessup.edu/missions, just remember to include Honduras as the destination and my name Michelle Rompel.
Prayers for our team and the people we will serve are also greatly appreciated always. I would love to continue to connect with you on any questions or comments about this trip. I would also love to update you on anything new if you would like. Feel free to continue checking out the blog posts as well at tobefullyalive.wordpress.com. Thank you so much for your consideration of support!
“Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:36-37