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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Phone Down

Our home phone is down for the next few days while we transition from AT&T CallVantage to ViaTalk. The AT&T plan was nice while it lasted (rarely a problem), but they're closing up shop which forces us to make a change. We expect to be back up before Halloween. In the meantime, you can reach us on our cell phones.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Changing the world...

Can I have $10 to change the world?

This Saturday, October 10, our church, Grace Community, is hosting the annual "Grace Race". For the last several years this race has been the primary source of funding for the Grace Orphanage in Naivasha, Kenya. Over the last couple years, we have raised roughly $35k. That money has gone towards the purchase of 5 acres of land, irrigation, and food for these orphans.

This year, we have taken the challenge to a whole new level! After discussions with the pastor in Kenya who runs the orphanage, we realized that his 10 year plan of raising $250k could be realized in perhaps a single year! Through the running of this 5 acre farm, the orphanage trains these young people how to function as a contributing part of society within the context of a church and family... not to mention food to eat and clothes to wear. The $250k will be used to build new housing to take in more kids, a clinic, a school, and the equipment necessary to train them properly. Right now, they live with the pastor's family... in his home.

We're not asking for $1000. We're not even asking for $100. We know things are tight for a lot of people right now. But can you spare just $10? That's just 2 cups of coffee at Starbucks. A lunch at the cafeteria. A couple of sodas. We're certainly not limiting people to $10... but don't wait to give until you figure out how much you can give. The race is this Saturday, so time is short. Just click the button on the right that says "Grace Race" and you'll get instructions to give.

It is a reputable organization, run by friends of ours. But if you're hesitant to give your info... can you just send us a note saying that you'll give and then send us a check?

It's not everyday you can invest $10 to change the world!