Could you guess? I am heading back to India this summer! This time I will be going with a team from Prairie Bible Institute. Lord willing, I will be joining 5 nursing students, 3 nursing instructors and 2 digital media students to Hyderabad, India for two weeks at the end of June, 2013.
I will be responsible for instructing the digital media students as they do assignments given to them by Prairie Bible Institute, Operation Mobilization and Dalit Freedom Network. They will be filming and taking photos of the work going on in India primarily related to health care. I will also be doing some filming and photography of the digital media students as they do their work, in order to promote future Prairie international practicums.
The cost for the trip is really low, but I need to raise the money as soon as possible. The cost will be approximately $2600, which includes $1800 for the round-trip flight and $50 per day for accommodations, food and local travel. I am sending this letter asking for your support both financially and through prayer.
If you would like to support me financially, donations can be made by visiting prairie.edu/donate. There are options for mailing or online donations. For online donations, choose the currency you wish to donate with on the right side of the page. Then select “Digital Media Cross-Cultural Practicum” from the Designation drop-down list. Please type “William Knelsen India trip support” in the Comments field under Additional Information, and fill out your donation information. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued to you for your gift.
Any funds that come in above my support needs will be contributed to needs in India. Last year the students were able to provide sporting equipment for a bunch of schools, medical supplies for local community nurses, and musical instruments for a local Hindi-speaking church.
Please pray for all who are going – that we would accomplish what God has in store for us and be a blessing to those who live in the area we are visiting. Also, pray that God would give us peace and keep us all healthy as we travel and while we are there. Finally, please pray for my family, as I leave them behind for two weeks.
Thank you for your financial support and prayers!