I am very excited to tell you that I am going to spend a year living and volunteering in Los Angeles, California with Dwell. This program emerges out of DOOR’s (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection) partnerships with Mennonite Missions Network and the Young Adult/National Volunteers Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
I will live in a house in Hollywood with several other young adults (approximately seven or eight) and together we will explore what it means to be a Christian community in an urban setting. DOOR provides opportunities for groups and individuals to learn about the city by coming to the city and serving alongside the people already working there.
The Dwell Program provides housing, groceries, insurance, emergency medical grants, and travel reimbursement. It costs them $14,000 to host a volunteer for an entire year. Part of my responsibility is to raise $6,500 of the total. The remainder of the cost is covered by the agency where I will be working and the partner denominations. I appreciate all the support you have given to me through the years. As members of my home community, I ask for your support again both spiritually and financially. I have been greatly blessed by the Lord with an amazing support group and I am glad you are a part of it. Whether it has been through your prayers, encouragement throughout the year, helping me attend Lancaster Mennonite High School, or supporting me financially in other ways, you have all been a blessing and a gift from God.
IF YOU WISH TO HELP:
In the memo line write “DOOR-Hollywood, Isaiah R.”
Send checks to:
430 West 9th Avenue
Denver CO 80204
By phone: Call the DOOR National Office at 303-295-3667 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 303-295-3667 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Online: Click the donate button from the front page of the DOOR website. In the description
field, type “DOOR-Hollywood, Isaiah R.”
Financial Due Date: August 25th, 2011 *All Donations are tax deductible.