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The Helping Post

Dear friends,

I”m writing this for two reasons: First, to let you know what precisely is happening. Second, to ask for your help! As most of you know, I did not receive my visa in time to make my return flight to Belfast I had scheduled for January 5. I was at first surprised and very troubled when I found out I wouldn’t be able to return yet. However, as I kept speaking to people who encouraged me that God had things He wanted to do with this time, I took hope and continued to wait. I had to cancel my return flight home, and was given credit to use when I was ready to rebook. Now, when I flew home, I flew from Dublin into Vancouver, BC. It just worked out to cost less that way. But I was flying back from Seattle into Belfast (a more expensive trip, since I HAVE to fly into a UK entry point this time!) on United. Now, unfortunately, when I was given the flight credit, it is on Air Canada, the airline I flew here on. When I checked to see how much a flight on Air Canada would be, WITH the flight credit it’s at least $1400, if not more. So disappointing! I looked around at other tickets and found I could just buy a new one way ticket for about $800.

The other factor that I haven’t updated you on is my health. In December I went to a few regular appointments, teeth cleaning, eye exams, and such. It’s much fussier to try to do this in the UK (although should I become sick there I am able to take care of it.) Since I hadn’t paid my deductible yet this year, having been away for all of it, I ended up needing to pay a few hundred dollars to that and other odds and ends. I also as you may know made a surprise visit to the emergency room (everyone’s favorite place!) with a couple of unusual, scary symptoms. Everything checked out okay and resolved itself over a few weeks (which is the best way for these things to end!) but I also ended up needing to pay a few hundred dollars for that. All told, with medical expenses (I have paid some of them already) I still owe about $450.

This $1250 that I do not have is what is standing between me and returning to Ireland for my next year of ministry. I have been here, praying, asking the Lord what it is I need to do, and He made it clear: ask for help.

So I am asking… would you be willing to pitch in towards the goal of me getting back to Northern Ireland and my life and work there? There are four ways that you can…

1. By sending a check to me at my parent’s house:

Kayla Elmore
P.O. Box 925
Stanwood, WA 98292

2. Through PayPal (www.paypal.com), using my email account kayla.elmore@gmail.com.

3. If you would like to schedule a massage, I am still happy to take appointments! A one hour session is $50.

4. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can send a check to
YWAM
PO Box 3000
Garden Valley, TX 75771-3000
You CANNOT write my name anywhere on the check, you must write the check out to YWAM and enclose separately a note with my full name on it.

Thank you all so much for reading this, for being involved in my life, for loving and supporting me for years, and not only as a missionary. I wouldn’t be the person I am today, and I couldn’t do what I do without you!

Blessings and love,
Kayla

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