Welcome to Claire's Personal Page
Support my call to serve as a volunteer for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program!
It is with great excitement that I have accepted the opportunity to serve as a Young Adult in Global Mission volunteer in Rwanda, starting in August! I will be one of more than 85 young adults serving on behalf of the ELCA in 11 different country programs around the world!
As part of accepting this call, I am hoping to raise at least $5,000. Please help me reach my goal by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation today. Through your donation, you join me on this journey as I grow in my own faith and walk in partnership with our global companions. I am thrilled to think about the ways in which this year will form and transform me, and I hope that I come out of this with a greater understanding of who I am and who I want to be in this world.
Thank you for joining me and for your support – every gift truly matters!
About My Placement
I finally know what the future holds for me (kinda)! I will be moving to the capitol city of Kigali! My job(s) will include working with the Lutheran Church of Rwanda and further developing their new youth program, using my communication skills while travelling around the country with one of the members of the executive committee of the LCR, and also supporting the relationship between the LCR and the YWCA (Yound Women's Christian Association) by working in the main headquarters of the YWCA.
My host family are prominent members of the Kigali Parish and I'll be living with them and their two children.
About Young Adults in Global Mission
The ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program provides young adults, ages 21-29, the opportunity to grow in their faith and work in partnership with our global companions. Young adults in the program serve in churches, schools and social service ministries. Currently the program is engaged in work in Argentina/Uruguay, Australia, Cambodia, Central Europe, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal, Southern Africa and the United Kingdom.
The total cost for one young adult in the program is $15,000. Each young adult is tasked with raising a minimum of $5,000 to help support their year of service. The ELCA commits to raising the additional $10,000 per volunteer through generous congregations and donors. If more than $5,000 in gifts is received, the additional funds will be help to support other young adult volunteers and ensure that there is a sustainable source of revenue for future the Young Adults in Global Mission program.
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