Monday, October 17, 2011

It's a brand new day...

There sure is a lot going on in the country right now, a lot of it bad. Anxiety is running high, and you might feel like you couldn't possibly do anything to help others while you are struggling yourself. Let me encourage you with my two favorite words in the Bible:  BUT GOD.

Giving is one area where God asks you - ASKS YOU - to test Him. Yes, it takes faith. Yes, it's scary. But God promises that you will be rewarded... What more assurance do you need?  I can tell from my own life that, when you step out in faith to give to those less fortunate, God will bless you in ways you can't even imagine yet.

And more good news:  it takes so very little to help so very much in Uganda. Consider this:

* You can send a child to primary school for less than $100 a YEAR. That's less than $2 a week!

* You can send a child to secondary school for about $300 a year. Most Ugandan children stop in primary school because they can't afford secondary school, and so are destined for a life of poverty.

* You can pay the rent for a widow or single mother for under $20 a month.

* You can sponsor an orphan at Arise Africa for $30 a month.

* You can pay the salary of a social worker at Ray of Hope for about $75 a month.

You can donate any amount to help build the primary school in Bukaleba, or to help pay for the fuel for Hospice Jinja, or contribute to a grant for a woman in the slums trying to start or grow a business. And you can participate in Project Friendship by making friendship bracelets, donating for friendship bracelets, or just buying a tee shirt to promote the cause.

Bottom line, there are millions of people in Uganda that need your help. Ten Eighteen works with literally hundreds of women, children, orphans and the dying. For the cost of a couple of Cokes, you can make a big difference. Won't you help today?

And as always, we thank you for your encouragement and prayers!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

First fall event fast approaching!

Wow, Fall has really made herself known!  I'm loving this weather, and it's perfect for our first fall craft fair event.

WHERE:  Our Lady of Lourdes Church & School, Anderson Drive Raleigh
WHEN:  12:30-3:30

Last year was a great day, great turnout, and lots of fun stuff for kids. Come see the market items we brought back, donate your 10 friendship bracelets for a Project Friendship tee (or buy one for $10), and make a donation that will literally change lives.

I won't see you there, but Ryan will. Come by and say hi!