Calleigh and I are traveling to Nicaragua in February, 2018; on a mission trip. Our seven-day trip will focus on bringing healthcare to rural villages in this area of the world that is often referred to as ‘the forgotten mountains.’ The purpose of our trip is four-fold: *First, we will be allowing God to work in our lives through the personal enrichment that comes from this type of mission trip. * Second, the journey will help us focus our individual prayers by traveling to a foreign land and praying ‘on-site with insight’ after witnessing how villagers live and raise their families, * Third, we will be bringing the loving care of doctors, nurses, and a dental team to meet the healthcare needs of more than one thousand Nicaraguans. * Fourth, we will provide badly needed medicine, like anti-parasite treatments, antibiotics, and vitamins to all the patients who come to our clinics. I’m excited about the opportunity and experience that lie ahead. Calleigh is ecstatic at the thought of traveling to give to others. I hope you see the value in what we will accomplish. As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. Calleigh and I need to raise $2500 by January 31, 2018. If you can support in a financial way, we would be very grateful. We also need your prayer support—fuel that will allow us to be successful as we follow God’s leading in ministry in Central America. If you would like to be a part of this mission through financial support, you can donate securely through this website, or you can send a check to: Corner of Love 22142 SE 237th St Suite #100 Maple Valley, WA 98038 If mailing a check, please make it payable to Corner of Love and include my and Calleigh’s names on the memo line so your financial gift is credited to our trip. All contributions to Corner of Love are 100% tax deductible (TIN: 36-4612230). We are also raising funds to help cover the cost of flights and travel expenses. Any funds raised above what we need will also be donated directly to Corner of Love to further help their mission. Those donations can be made through GoFundMe: the direct link is https://www.gofundme.com/ya2fr-mission-trip-to-nicaragua. If you would like to provide financial support for our travel expenses and prefer to send a check, you can mail a check directly to me at: Tara Richards P.O. Box 581 Preston, WA 98050 Please make your check payable to me and write Corner of Love on the memo line. Any and all support is very much appreciated and will be so helpful in allowing Calleigh and I to participate in this amazing opportunity. Thank you. P.S. Corner of Love has been working in Nicaragua since 2000 and is led by a native director who was born in the town we will stay in! To find out more about the organization, go to www.corneroflove.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.