I try not to use Grayson Local for any self-serving purposes, but I’m going to make an exception today. Today, I’m going to ask you to visit this website and help send a terrific young man to China over the holidays.
Seriously – just go to Danny’s GoFundMe page and drop him a quick $10. Or $50. Or fund his whole trip if you’re so inclined.
My stake in this? Nothing, really. Danny is a senior at Grayson High School, and I’ve known him for years. When I found the link to his GoFundMe page, there was this unshakeable sense in my soul today that I should share his story, so I’m going to do that. But rather than ramble on, I’m going to step aside and let what Danny wrote for his GoFundMe account speak for him.
The rest is up to you. I hope you’ll find it in your heart to give, even just a little.
I was given the experience of a lifetime to go to Thailand and China this upcoming Christmas. I was invited by the Young family – close family friends – to go with them to meet and bring back there soon-to-be daughter (Lana) as well as doing mission work. Lana is a four-year -old orphan living in Kowloon, Hong Kong with Down syndrome.
The plan for the trip is to fly straight to Thailand. In Thailand, we will be working in a church teaching English and helping in whatever way possible. We will be in Thailand for six days before taking another flight to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, we will go visit many different orphanages and simply “love on” all these beautiful children. We will then go to Mothers Choice Orphanage and will meet Lana for the first time. Throughout the week of meeting Lana, we will spend a little bit more time per day with her until the end of the week when she will finally come home to join the Young family.
This trip is an amazing opportunity to go out and spread God’s word as well as God’s Love. I hope that you would please pray for me and my safety as I embark upon this process. I also ask if you would please pray for my Mother and siblings as this will be my first Christmas without them. I do not want to make you feel obligated or pressured to give financially at all. If you, however, do feel led to help me financially for this trip, I am working on raising $4,000 to cover my expenses.
Again, you can donate towards Danny’s trip at his GoFundMe page.