July 30, 2015

Go. Give. Pray.

Details! I have details! I don't know about you, but I love details. Anyways, allow me to share these details with you. 

I have a fundraising goal now! It is just shy of $10,000
Now, the interesting thing is that this number should totally freak me out...but it really doesn't. 

I've said it before and I'll say it again...Romania feels like home. I truly believe that I am supposed to be there. I am supposed to continue working in Romania, developing relationships in Romania, learning more about who God is in Romania. Yep. 

As you read in my last post, I'm planning to return at the beginning of September 2015. For this adventure, I will be staying until mid-June 2016, which is the time frame that the $10,000 covers. I do have some funds leftover from the first adventure so they'll rollover, which is fabulous. 

Soooo...the details on how you can support me.

GO: Have you gone? I'd love to hear about your experiences, advice, brainstorm ministry ideas, etc. Call me. Text me. Email me. Facebook me. Comment on this post. 

GIVE: You have some options in the GIVING department...

  • I have an online donation webpage this time around, and I'm very excited about it. You can choose to donate a one-time gift or a recurring gift. If you choose a recurring gift, your total amount (based on duration) will be counted towards my goal, which is pretty cool. Click HERE to donate a tax deductible gift through Nazarene missions

  • Like last time, you can also give money directly to me. This type of donation goes towards my personal funds, and covers things like toiletries, student loans, clothes/shoes (as needed on the mission field), etc. Donations given directly to me are not tax deductible. You can write a check, hand me cash, or give online with PayPal by entering my email address (cjbloom2@gmail.com).

  • Buy one of my shirts HERE. I decided to do a fun and simple fundraiser to get things started and the results have been OVERWHELMING, to say the least. Thank you to everyone who has already supported me by purchasing a shirt, or two! They will be on sale until August 3rd. Once the shirts arrive, I would LOVE for you to post a photo of you wearing it! Don't forget to add #CBtakesRomania if you post a photo!

  • I am planning to have a garage sale on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. More details to come as far as location and times, but just know that ALL of the proceeds will be going towards my return to Romania. 

PRAY: I strongly believe that one of the reasons I've had that PEACE...you know the peace I'm referring to...is because of the prayers that have been said on my behalf. Thank you to those who have supported me in prayer. I am forever grateful to you. Some prayer ideas for you...

  • Peace! Let's just keep it going... 
  • My time at home. I want to make the most of my short time at home. Quality time with MY PEOPLE, opportunities to share my experiences with others, rest, preparations for my return, etc. 
  • Fundraising...I am not a fan of asking people for money. Who is?! However, I know that some people are meant to give, and I would ask that you pray for those who are considering giving. I want them to have peace and know that this is one way that they can be obedient to God.
  • Veritas, my coworkers, the people we serve. 
  • Romania. 

Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear from you. I'm planning to make some changes in regards to communication for the next adventure so check back for more information on that in the future. Oh, and thank you. I feel so comfortable sharing my adventure with all of you because I know that I have your unwavering support. Man, you guys are the best. 

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