The Fundraising Page of Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill

A Message From Jessica Hill

Dear friends,

I first learned about Kids Around the World when I attended the International Conference on Missions in the Fall of 2012. They were a small booth nestled back in the corner of the hall who seemed to have a beautifully simple mission-- playgrounds. It's a unique way to serve an area but such a rewarding opportunity-- to give a child space to be a child. I must have been to at least 50 different booths during that conference, but it was the KATW booth that I remembered.

For the past four years I have regularly checked their website, looking at the trips they offer. I have thought of the different places I could go and the different people I could serve. This year, I decided to stop looking at hit "submit."

I am beyond excited to be going to Lebanon in May! I am excited for the physical work of building a playground. I like assembling things and figuring out puzzles, so I think it's something I will really enjoy. I am excited for the emotional work of talking to girls who make my struggles seem so small. I am excited to be a light to them about Jesus's never-ending grace. I am excited for the mental work of finances, traveling, and packing, because it all means that this is happening! I am excited for the challenging country of Lebanon, one that I had to look up on a map. I am excited to minister to people who I'm sure often feel forgotten.

I encourage you to go to the KATW website. This small corner booth is doing huge things! I also encourage you to support me financially. Without your support, I won't be able to go to Lebanon-- it's that simple. By the time I leave for this trip, I will have accrued 2 personal days at work. That's it. That means that 4 of the 6 work days I will be missing will be unpaid. It will definitely be a financial burden, but I can't stare at this website for another year. I have to act! I know that God will be faithful to me because I am serving Him in faith.

Finally, I encourage you to pray (even you reading this who doesn't pray, it's not too late to start!). Pray for my family, who are unsupportive of my trip to an "unsafe" country. Pray for my mom, that her health will sustain through my trip and that I will not have to make an emergency flight back. Pray for me, that I will be a good steward of my funds and budget for the time missed from work. Pray for weather, that the flight will not be delayed due to undesirable conditions. Pray for Kids Around the World, that they can be effective communicators and ministers of the Gospel. Pray for Lebanon, that they will be receptive to us as visitors. Pray for the people I talk to, that I can be Christ to them, even when not explicitly talking about Him. And pray for yourself, because you can't neglect your own needs!

Thank you for reading this and considering to support me. I love you and I will talk to you soon!
Jessica

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • May 17, 2017 12:00 am to
  • May 24, 2017 12:00 am
ImpACT Lebanon: May 17 - 24, 2017

About This Campaign

Impacting the lives of kids with God's transforming hope.

At Kids Around the World that is our driving desire, but we can't do it without our incredible IMPACT Team Volunteers.  All over the world, children's lives are being changed forever because someone took the time to go with us to offer them hope.  Our IMPACT teams do this by digging holes and assembling equipment so kids can have a beautiful, safe place to play and be a kid. They do this each time they help to distribute food to families who would otherwise go without or use Bible Storying to tell God's story to those who may never have heard it.  Whether it is spending time and attention loving the children we are serving or offering prayer and encouragement to the caregivers, parents, teachers and others who work so tirelessly to meet their needs, our IMPACT Teams make a difference. We are excited to have you join us! For information about this specific IMPACT Team trip, checkout our website. 

All checks can be made payable to Kids Around the World, please put the volunteer's first and last name in the memo, and mail to:

Kids Around the World 4750 Hydraulic Road, Rockford, IL 61109

  1. Kristina Strouse
    Kristina Strouse gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Hill
    Best of luck on this journey Jessica!
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  2. Jessica Mcsharry gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  3. Lisa Rarick
    Lisa Rarick gave a $20 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  4. Jennifer Kondenar
    Jennifer Kondenar gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Hill
    This is so awesome! Super proud of you prom date :)
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  5. Stacie Dina
    Stacie Dina gave a $21.17 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  6. Kiah McArdle
    Kiah McArdle gave a $26.39 donation to support Jessica Hill
    Sounds like an amazing and gracious adventure. Enjoy the journey 🙂
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  7. JIMMY BOWDEN
    JIMMY BOWDEN gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  8. An anonymous donation of $26.39 has been made to support Jessica Hill
    Have a great trip!
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  9. Karissa Myers
    Karissa Myers gave a $20 donation to support Jessica Hill
    You are amazing, beautiful girl!
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  10. Erin Lawrence
    Erin Lawrence gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  11. Kristina Hawkins
    Kristina Hawkins gave a $10 donation to support Jessica Hill
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    Andrea Eriksen gave a donation to support Jessica Hill
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  13. Louise West
    Louise West gave a $25 donation to support Jessica Hill
    Good Luck Jessica!!! You are so cool! Have a wonderful time!
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  14. Jim & Sue Weils gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Hill
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    Stephanie Roberts gave a donation to support Jessica Hill
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  16. Joy Holcomb
    Joy Holcomb gave a donation to support Jessica Hill
    Because we adore the heck outta you!
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  17. Rex Giesler
    Rex Giesler gave a $500 donation to support Jessica Hill
    I think what you are doing is awesome! That's what I admire most about you, you always think of others before yourself. Have a great trip! I am very proud of you and love you dearly.
    over 1 year ago · Like
  18. Joshua and Amber Jacobi
    Joshua and Amber Jacobi gave a $95 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  19. Deborah Blumentritt
    Deborah Blumentritt gave a donation to support Jessica Hill
    I'm so happy you are going on this mission to give to those in need. God is your strength. He is your redeemer, and he will give you all you need for the rest of your life.
    over 1 year ago · Like
  20. Kristina Stears
    Kristina Stears gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Hill
    Praying for you!!
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  21. Steven and Emily Alexander
    Steven and Emily Alexander gave a $150 donation to support Jessica Hill
    What an amazing opportunity. Praying for you as you shine the light of Jesus!
    over 1 year ago · Like
  22. Joy Holcomb
    Joy Holcomb gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Hill
    We love u!
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  23. Mr. & Mrs. Weils
    Mr. & Mrs. Weils gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  24. Erika Groff
    Erika Groff gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Hill
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  25. Jessica Hill
    Jessica Hill gave a $250 donation to support Jessica Hill
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