Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mission Trip 2018


Greetings Family and Friends:
     Andy and Julie are excited to announce our upcoming Mission Trip to Ghana, West Africa.  Due to our relocation to Tennessee and many other life changes, our missions trip had to be postponed.  It has been almost 3 years since our last trip to Ghana.
     We will head back to Kumasi and the surrounding villages.  We are excited to return to see our partners and our family once again.
  •     This trip we plan to bring materials to best teach/ train our Pastoral and Teacher Staff at the Gonzalez Educational Complex and Perfect Love Chapel. We will organize an Eye clinic and give away much needed reading glasses(200 pairs).  We will continue our visits to remote villages and provide clothes, food and resources to the orphans, widows and the needy.  
  •      We will visit those who have partnered with us in our Small Needs Ministry. Following up on the projects that are in progress and have been completed with the help of all those supporting Building Foundations 1x1.
  •     We will visit Yaw and his Charity whom are building a small village with housing for orphans, widows and includes a training center and visitor’s quarters.  We will visit a remote village with Robert from Zenith Vision, who has built a small school  that our Building Foundation partners have provided school supplies, school desks and chairs.  We hope to meet the students who are recipients of The Barbara Estrada scholarships.    
  •     This year we will travel to Poana, a remote village part of The PLC Church plant.  We will meet the Pastor's and congregation.  We are honored to speak at the PLC Bible College's first graduation ceremony and bless the new pastor's.
  •      The Gonzalez Educational Complex is in need of a new water well,  13 classroom whiteboards/ chalkboards and repair/ replacement of toilets and sinks in the school washroom.  We will be determining the needs at the school and provide for some of those needs.  If enough support is raised, we hope to complete some much needed repairs on the Gonzalez School bus.
  •      As always this trip will require much prayer and support from our family and friends.  It is our hope to raise at least $10,000 for plane tickets, hotel accommodations, food and travel within Ghana as well as funding for all projects and the needs we encounter.  We truly will be grateful for whatever you can give to help us on this journey.  Every dollar helps no matter what you can give.  If you can’t give at this time then we welcome your prayers before and during our missions trip.
   Re: Donations.  If you need a tax deductible receipt , please make your checks out to: Building Foundations 1x1 and write Ghana mission in the memo.  If not , you can write it to Andy or Julie Estrada.  If you would like to give for the water well, reading glasses, clothes, food for the orphans or repairs at the Gonzalez School you can designate in the memo what you would like your donation to be used for.  100% of your donation goes towards your request.
     We would like to thank all of our loved ones for  giving in the past, for those who support us regularly and those who are considering to give to us this trip.  Any donation is truly appreciated. If you have any questions feel free to contact us on our Website or send us a message at  

Andy and Julie Estrada