What our kids have waited for all year

Originally posted November 29, 2012

You can walk into our building and ask any of our seasoned residents what their favorite memory of their time with us is, and they will without fail tell you the same thing. They’ll say, “When we went to Amapala.”

When we had the thought for Christmas last year, we had no idea the amazing experience we all would have – the little kids, the teens, the adults and our whole team. Christmas at the beach became famous around our Breaking Chains family. Those who went last year have been telling each newcomer about our adventure all year.

Our Amapala trip has become a motivation for several to behave or for some to do what is required to reenter the building.

As cliche as it may sound, we became a family through our trip last year. Connections and friends formed in ways we never saw coming. And we’re thrilled to see what new friendships with new faces from this year.

Just like everything we do, we can’t do this trip without each of you. Please consider sponsoring one of our residents for our Christmas trip to Amapala on December 19 and 20 for just $125.

To let us know who you would like to sponsor, click on their individual blog entry and tell us in the comment section (be sure and leave us your email address too). When you’re ready to send the funds, click here to donate and follow the instructions to donate online or by mail. Be sure to include the name of who you wish to sponsor when you donate.

We will do our best to keep the list updated as residents receive sponsors. Please double check in the comment section that your choice isn’t already sponsored. And forgive us if something happens and you get an email asking for you to make a second choice. We’ll do our best to avoid that.

If you can’t do $125, you can donate any amount to our general Christmas fund, which will help cover any surprise expenses. We thank all of you for your constant support of our ministry. We are continually moved by your generosity. And may you and your family have as wonderful a Christmas as we know ours will.