Mission Trip to Honduras in Memory of Phillip Wright #forflip


**My sister Emily and I have established a GoFundMe page to help us serve on a medical mission trip to honor Phillip's memory. He loved to serve others through missions work, and had a special love of helping children. Emily is an RN, which is very beneficial to this type of mission. Your help is coveted. Our page can be found at www.gofundme.com/forflip.
Emily and I have an opportunity to honor her son Phillip Wright's memory by serving on a medical mission trip to Honduras with a group traveling from Danville with Friends of Barnabas, a medical mission organization headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia. Emily lost her son Phillip on February 21 of this year, three days before what would have been his 19th birthday. During his 18 years here on earth, Phillip Wright touched many lives with his good nature and servant heart. One of his joys in life was attending four mission trips where he helped with vacation Bible schools, back yard Bible studies, painting, and other service projects. He loved working with children, and children loved working with him. 
Losing Phillip has been devastating for his mother Emily, our family, his friends, and all who knew him.  In the wake of her loss, Emily, a Registered Nurse, has decided to channel her grief into something productive and helpful to others, so that she might honor Phillip's memory and find healing herself.  Rather than live our lives in sadness, our family has vowed to honor Phillip by doing things that were important to him. We have decided that the best way to remember Phillip and honor his memory at this time is to serve others on a mission trip to help children in need. Friends of Barnabas provides medical services such as dental care, eye care and deworming shots for children and families in remote villages in Honduras. The upcoming trip is only 5 weeks away, with payment due ASAP. Please help us to honor Phillip's memory by doing the work that was important to him. We are told that this is a life changing experience, and we hope to gain a new healing perspective on this trip, while both honoring Phillip's memory and serving children who otherwise have no access to necessary medical care. The cost of the trip covers all of our necessary expenses, including lodging in Honduras, food, medical supplies, and transportation including daily transportation from the base site to remote villages. We are not requesting funds for personal expenses, and will pay for our own passports, vaccinations, malaria medication, personals, incidentals, souvenirs, etc.  The trip lasts 8 days and 7 nights, April 22-29. Safety is a primary concern and safety precautions are taken throughout the trip. Military Police will accompany the mission group to the villages. 
The trip is expensive, and covers all costs directly related to the mission, including medications, fluoride, eyeglasses, and medical supplies. We have established a GoFundMe page to help offset the expense of joining the group for this trip. If you would like to help us, but aren't able to help financially, please pray for us in our journey, and please share this story. If you are able to help, any assistance will be greatly appreciated and will be applied directly toward the cost of the trip. If we exceed our monetary goal, we will put the funds toward a future trip. Our donation page can be found at www.gofundme.com/forflip
We can't possibly express our appreciation enough to those who have loved and supported us throughout the past three weeks. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our family and for Phillip. Much love  and many thanks to you all! Let's do this #forflip! 
xoxo, Erin
Southern Virginia Mom

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