Please note that we would NOT do this unless the Lord provided FIRST. Over the years, the Lord has impressed our family that we are not to be in debt. By God's Mercy and Grace, AND over the course of several years of hard lessons, the Lord has lead our family out of debt and it's our desire that we continue to honor Him in that way. So, as a result, we don't have a mortgage, we don't have a car payment and we don't have credit card debt hanging over our heads. Praise the Lord! In order to move forward in this trip we needed to have the money to cover the airfare and passport expenses--that was one of our confirmations to go. In income, savings, fundraisers, gifts, we were able to cover our airline tickets and passports so far! To God be the GLORY!