The following information was released by Debbie Wickstrom of Los Alamitos.
This year, five Los Alamitos students will generously give up their summer.
They decided to donate their time and efforts for others instead of surfing, partying or just hanging out. They will travel overseas to the remotest parts of the world to put their hands and their hearts to work as they help the suffering people who live there.
“There is nothing more satisfying, in this life, than living your life to serve others.” says Danny Wickstrom, who labored last break in India and Nepal for two months, and assists at local outreaches here in Southern California. Danny has just graduated high school this year and will also attend his commencement ceremony for Cottonwood Leadership College, in Los Alamitos and Cypress, on June 23, 2012, earning his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts Theology.
“In addition, I would like to sincerely thank all the local residents and businesses that helped send the three of us that went in 2011. It absolutely gripped our lives as well as theirs.”
This year, Grateful Hearts on Cerritos and Bloomfield will be putting on a special three-hour “after hours” social that we highly encourage everyone to attend to shop, enjoy, eat, win prizes and all proceeds truly help better the lives of others!
Friday fundraiser for teen missionaries
Friday, June 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thrift Redefined, 3982 Cerritos Ave. in Los Alamitos
Shopping, music, food, prizes, and raffles — all for a great cause! Come meet and support these awesome teens!
Half of the proceeds supports the local community and half supports the five Los Alamitos students in their global projects:
- Danny Wickstrom – Panama, Missionary ID#2612363, Jul 5 – Aug 2 (Pictured bottom left)
In the Darien Jungle living tribal life with indigenous families without electricity or indoor plumbing in straw huts and no beds. Help villagers with hardcore daily survival tasks repairing school/orphanage, the hardest jobs with Christ’s perseverant excellence.
- Sarah Wickstrom – Uganda, Missionary ID#2612364, July 7 – Aug 2 (Pictured top left)
In Kampala and Gulu will work on sustaining projects, like gardening & water bringing God’s hope and healing to orphans former child-soldiers. For children living in migrant camps who have been displaced from their homes due to their country’s conflicts
- Brandyn Pruett – Uganda,Missionary ID#2658248, July 7 – Aug 2 (Pictured bottom right)
In Kampala and Gulu will work on sustaining projects, like gardening and water, bringing God’s hope and healing to orphans and former child-soldiers. For children living in migrant camps who have been displaced from their homes due to their country’s conflicts
- Rachel Robinson – China, Missionary ID#2659975, Jul 10 – Aug 6 (Pictured top right)
What if your government dictated your beliefs? This is reality for many in China. The Gospel is spreading in underground churches as missionaries are faithful and the open hearts of the Chinese are hungry to know Christ.
- Bonnie Lundin- London, Missionary ID#2657902, July 21 – Aug 5 (Pictured center right)
Once in a lifetime trip to London for the 2012 Olympics! In a city where most people don’t attend church and atheism is more and more common, she will join a mission to share Christ in a fresh and unique way.
For more trip information, you can also donate directly online: www.globalexpeditions.com/donate by missionary identification number.
About Thrift Redefined
Thrift Redefined is a “One of a Kind,” designed to raise funds to offset operational costs at Grateful Hearts Storehouse. In addition to providing an upscale boutique-style atmosphere that shoppers can feel good about shopping in, the thrift store offers high quality new and gently used items of value at discounted prices.
Blair Pietrini, founder of Grateful Hearts Storehouse, Thrift Redefined, and The Feed Store. In 2012 Grateful Hearts will serve 55,000 plus individuals.
Blair Pietrini, Founder of Grateful Hearts
Courtesy photomosaic of the teen missionaries.