Damka Matters: A Grand View Mission
Grand View's partnership with Damka began with a call from God in 2012. After a full year of praying, a team of 5 traveled to Nigeria in July 2013. Ever since, a partnership of loving relationships has grown. There are many ways to support this mission other than going on the trip. Are you great at organizing details & logistical planning? You can be a part of the support team. Or perhaps you'd like to help sponsor a team member who's taking the trip. There are so many opportunities to say YES to this mission. You can make a difference.
Sponsor a Child
Sponsorships are affordable. The cost is only $60 per child. Our sponsorship program is volunteer based so 100% of the funds go toward the cost to run the school, uniforms, and school supplies. Currently, we have 255 children attending our school on a daily basis.
You may sign up to sponsor a child by filling out an application. Download an application here or stop by the church office. Payments can be made via cash, check, online, or through the church iPad system, noting “Damka Sponsorship Program” in the memo.
Thank you for supporting this wonderful mission and for making a difference in the life of a child.
Sponsor a Team Member
Our mission team does indeed represent all of us. This trip that the team and Pastor Tom takes is also an expense to them: around $2,500 per person, plus the whole team needs around $1,200 while in Nigeria for food, fuel, and clean water.
If you would like to help the team go, please show your support by giving to the “Damka Team Fund”. Mark your checks or iPad giving accordingly, and it will get to where it is supposed to go. Pastor Tom and the team are prepared to pay all of their costs, but wouldn’t this be a good thing if they felt this next level of support from the congregation? It is not, after all, an all-expense paid vacation; but a journey undertaken to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help God change the world.
Join the Planning/Logistics Team
If you're not able to actually go on a trip to Africa, but want to support this life-changing Grand View Mission work, consider being a part of the Planning & Logistics team! We are always looking for new people to join the team and help connect Dubuque, IA to our friends in Damka, Nigeria. The team meets periodically (more often when a trip is near) to help organize travel, gather resources, plan fundraising events, etc. For more information on this or any ministry area at Grand View, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.