Introduction to My Guide in India

This morning I had my first conversation with the person who will be guiding me on the the trip to India. I think it went very well.  There is so much I don’t know about how the society works in the rest of the world, We think that the way we live is the way everyone lives. It’s not the case. I’ll need to do some research so I’m not in complete culture shock when I get there. I’m quite confidant that 2 weeks is not going to be long enough to learn all there is about India, but it will be a good trip to start with. There is the possibility to extend my stay if I don’t get everything accomplished in two weeks.

Please keep me in you thoughts as I prepare for this adventure!

You can support me in several ways.  Check out my support page.

Application Process for IDEAS

I’ve started the application process with an organization called IDEAS.  Their application process involves recommendations from people who know me and a background check.  I’ve begun the process and passed the background check and submitted all my references already.  I’ve applied to go take pictures with IDEAS.  My chat with the person in country will be Wednesday July 29th in the morning.  Please be thoughtful of me during this time.  I want to put my best foot forward and I want them to see the real me!

I’ve already paid the application fee, but want to give you the opportunity to contribute towards this $95 fee.  After the final interview is approved I’ll begin the final fundraising effort for this trip. This trip to India show have a total cost of about $1750. There are $750 my stay costs and about $1000 of additional costs that include airfare, visa, insurance and other costs. Below are four options to contribute.

1. Give directly through the IDEAS donation website.  Please put my name (Erick Johnson) in the box labeled “IDEAS Associate” so they know where to apply your gift.

2. You can donate through PayPal using the button below.




3. You can send Bitcoin to the QR code below.
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4. You can contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign for the entire trip to India. here is the web address to that campaign: http://gofundme.com/erickjohnson

Thank you for your support as I begin this process and a new chapter of service in my life!   Please check back in here to see how our conversation goes and find out is I’ll be going to India for a couple weeks in August 2015 (yep, that’s next month) to take pictures for IDEAS.

Thank You for Stopping By!

My name is Erick Johnson.  You can find out more about me on the Biography page.  This site is dedicated to service projects that I am taking on in my community and around the world.

From this site you’ll find out what in doing and how you can get involved supporting my efforts.  I would really appreciate it if you would let me know that you found me here and the you’ve taken the time to read though the the site.  I’ve provided a contact page for you to leave me messages here. Over on the left-hand side of this page is a e-mail list sign up form. Please sign-up to receive e-mail updates from me regularly. If you wish to receive e-mail while I am on my service projects you can add yourself to the daily or weekly digest lists by signing up an account with this site here.

You’re going to have the opportunity to share, with me, in the missions set before me.  Some of you will have the ability to support me financially through various giving options, while others will offer your continuous prayers for my safe travels and other needs.  Still others will send encouraging words at just the right times.  In all this will be the hub where we all meet at the end of each day and catch up on the events of our service.