Ella is going to South Africa

Ella is going to South Africa

2023 South Africa | July 21 - August 1 Watershed

Jul 21, 2023 - Aug 1, 2023


Hello friend!

As you may already know, I have recently been blessed with the incredible privilege to travel across the world to South Africa with 30 other Perimeter students and staff for a mission trip! This is a very exciting opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and into a time of growing and giving.

Originally, I was not sure if the Lord was calling me to take this trip. After many prayers and thoughtful conversations, I signed up for this journey. Disappointment was inevitable when I found out I was on the waitlist, and I thought that the Lord had closed that door. However, two weeks ago I received news that the opportunity was back available again. I am beyond thankful that this was part of God's plan for me and am truly excited to experience new areas of the world and get to know and support God’s people.

This mission trip will take place between July 21st- August 1st where we will travel to the area of Johannesburg. Here, we will partner alongside City Hope Church and their youth ministry, City Yth, as they serve Impact Africa. Here, we will be teaching the local community English and life skills while also serving in a school called Phile. At the school, we will play games with the children, sing with them, and bring joy into their school day. This trip is a time where we will share the gospel, worship the Lord as a community of God’s children, and build relationships with those that come from a struggling economic class.

I am enthusiastic to serve on this journey and would love your support as I prepare both spiritually and financially. As part of preparations, each student is tasked with raising $3250, which will cover everything from airfare to food to lodging. If you feel called to give, I would greatly appreciate any donation, which you can do by clicking anywhere that says donate or support my journey.

Additionally, if you would like to join me in prayers, here are a few requests:

  • Pray that I would be equipped with confidence and boldness in my faith as I share my testimony.
  • Pray that the team will be successful in making an impact on the ministries and children we will be supporting.

As I prepare for this journey, I will send out updates regarding funding progress and additional prayer requests. If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out.


Thank you for taking the time to read my letter,

Ella Dowling



Ella Dowling


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Donations are tax-deductible and must be made payable to Perimeter Church, who is training and sending the team and who requests that this be above your regular tithe and offerings to your local church. If I raise more than 100%, the additional funds will be allocated to the team fund, and, after that, used at the discretion of the Global Outreach Ministry Team.