Thank you

As of today I have received donations from three separate parties.  Thank you so very much to Ken and Anne from Triangle Import Repair, The Nicks family, and Dr. Phillips DDS and the team at Silverdale Dental Center!  I am growing more and more excited as each day goes by, I am already counting down the days until I depart on this incredible journey.  Thank you again to my first sponsors!


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I hope your holiday season has been warm and filled with joy.  I know that I enjoy the holiday season, as it is a time for reuniting with family, friends and colleagues.  As well, it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the many blessing in my life.


My name is Samantha Przybylek and I was born in Bremerton, WA and have lived in Kitsap County my entire life. I am an aspiring nursing student and I plan on attending Olympic College during the fall of 2009 to obtain my Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, where I would like to specialize in Pediatric Oncology.  In 2005, I started running in scholarship pageants because it was a great avenue to make a difference in my community.  During the past year I was crowned Miss Kitsap 2008 and have been given that exact opportunity.  Some of the organizations that I have worked with have been Habitat for Humanity and Harrison Hospital, which hosts such events as the Festival of Trees, the Mathis Guild, and many other fundraisers in the community. 


While many doors have opened throughout my year of service, I have been given the ultimate opportunity of a lifetime.  My life long dream has always been to travel to Africa to work specifically in a medical clinic and it has come true!  I have been invited to join a medical mission team departing to Tanzania, Africa in May of 2009 to help give aid to those in need.


Many know and love Marion and Loretta Sluys.  They own Sluys Bakery in downtown Poulsbo, which is home to the famous Poulsbo bread and Doughnut men, which are a personal favorite of mine.  They also have provided Tanzania with a primary school that is one of the very few schools to have electricity, water, completed classrooms, textbooks, a feeding program, and school supplies provided for each student.  This may seem fairly standard in our society today, but I can assure you, facilities such as these are few and far in-between in Africa.  It is with the same organization that the Sluys have partnered with that I am planning to join forces with in May.


International Evangelism Outreach has been working to make a difference in Sakila, Tanzania and in 1983 they opened the doors to International Evangelism Centre which is a tuition-free school to help give an education to the people of Sakila funded by IEO.  In 1990 a medical clinic was created in Tanzania because of some very gracious Doctors and nurses from the United States who are aiding in this cause.  This is where I will be volunteering my time to ensure that the people of Sakila get medical attention that is much needed.  Please feel free to watch the my sponsorship video.  This video contains footage that has been shot by previous teams who have volunteered in the past. Please excuse some of the spelling errors as they are embedded in the original video and I do not have the ability to correct them.


Currently a 250-bed hospital is under construction.  In 2004 the ground was broken to build New Hope International Hospital and it is still in construction today.  There are so many diseases that can be easily prevented that are killing people because they do not have access to health care, medications, proper sanitation and education.  This is why I am driven to go to Sakila, Tanzania.  I am very fortunate for all that I have and all that I have been given and now I feel is the time for me to help make a difference in another’s life.


In order to make a difference which will result in saving someone’s life I need to raise $4,000 to fund my trip, I am asking for help to do this because I cannot do it alone.  This is not a vacation, it is a job, and everything that I will do will help increase the quality of life for the people of Sakila.  I would love for you to share this amazing experience with me.  By donating to this cause you are helping save someone’s life as well as giving people the tools to prevent diseases and illnesses that can be fatal. IEO is a non-profit organization and this donation can be written off as a charitable donation in your taxes. Please make your check payable to IEO and in the subject line; May 2009 mission trip-Samantha Przybylek, and mail to PO Box 504 Seabeck, WA 98380. Please join me in my efforts to make a difference, every bit counts.


Sincerely yours,

Samantha Przybylek

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Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 2:04 am  Comments Off on Now Accepting Donations