A Real-World Joomla! Template

Unless You Become Like Little Children... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Fones   
Thursday, 26 February 2009 10:43
Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But, who says almsgiving should have a season? A couple I know on the cusp of 40 have five children ranging in age from 12 to 2. Every year for each of their birthdays the kids participate in some kind of fundraiser to support a charity, like breast cancer research. Their dad's a surgeon, and their mom is a nurse, so they're pretty smart kids and have lots of access to health issues. And they are teaching their children that need knows no season.

For over a year, they have been raising money to support AngelNotion, a charity in Mexico dedicated to providing needed medical services for the economically underprivileged, especially children with cardiac problems. The kids began raising money to pay for transportation for children from Mexico to a hospital in Texas that has agreed to provide free heart surgeries for poor children from Mexico. The only stipulation is the cost of transportation to Texas has to be provided for the child/patient and a parent/guardian.

The kids decided to sell dishtowels emblazoned with a logo created by Emily, the creative second child. While I haven't purchased a towel, I did make a contribution last time I saw the family. I just received this update from their mother in an e-mail.
We are back from our trip to Mexico to deliver the money that the kids raised selling dishtowels to help some kids needing life saving heart surgery. In 6 months, the kids sold 2,400 dishtowels and raised $17,000.00!!! The mayor of Playa del Carmen was at the presentation and said "if those kids can raise that much money for our local kids, I'll throw in $25,000.00 of my own money". As a result, we were able to save the lives of 13 kids!!!!!!!!!
...Thanks to all of you who bought towels and gave donations for their cause. After visiting the clinic and meeting these kids and their families, we've decided that our work has only just begun!! We are in the process of becoming our own non-profit 501(c)3 and setting up our own webpage. A short 5 min. documentary has already been made and is being used in churches,etc. and a 20-30 min. documentary is in the process of being made. We'll let you know when it will be available to be viewed by all of you. Thank you again and again to all of you who contributed to our cause! The kids are still busy selling towels for the next kids on the list who need help.

It is from little projects like these that vocations are born. One small step leads to a bigger step, which leads to more steps that become a way of life - a calling.

Please watch this 2.5 minute interview with a remarkably poised Sarah, the oldest of the kids.

Add comment

Security code

Order From Our Store


siting sundries
carrots cheap viagra read wrought cuisine If your destination is on the Northeast Corridor, this isn't a big deal (departures are every hour) but in other parts of the country the next train may not be until tomorrow. If your reservations involved sleeper accommodations (Amtrak's First Class on their long-distance overnight trains) on either your late-arriving train or your missed connection, you will get a hotel voucher for the unplanned overnight stay. Customer Service will commonly offer travel vouchers of $100 or more off future Amtrak travel to inconvenienced passengers. This is true for all classes of service. If you plan to board an Amtrak train at a location other than the train's initial place of departure, it's usually a good idea to call ahead before you leave for the station to see if the train is running on time. A major Amtrak line in regular daily use by Americans is the Acela Express line, running between Boston and Washington, D. Financial and managerial accounting principles. Basic accounting statements, processes, and management applications. Open to all students. Crocodyliform systematics and diversity, with the description of new taxa from the Cretaceous of Texas. PhD dissertation, Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University. Digital paleoart: reconstruction and restoration from laser-scanned fossils. MS thesis, Drexel University, 228 p. She tends to spend her evenings sleeping at friends' houses. Although she appears close to her brother, I know she sees and is influenced him. She gets no reward, but the son gets free cable, food, sleeping until noon and no curfew. I don't see any change and am now having to make the hard decisions for my own life, which don't include any of the ongoing drama. My BF and I both agree that his son could not move into my home (which would ultimately be our home), so I am left to wait. Ever hopeful, he solicited funding for renewing his plans for a conquest of Mexico, but was rebuffed. Spanish Florida or British possessions in the Caribbean. After returning from Europe, Burr used the surname "Edwards," his mother's maiden name, stendra for a while to avoid creditors. With help from old friends Samuel Swartwout and Matthew L. Burr was able to return to New York and his law practice..
viagra 50mg 100mg
viagra 50mg price
viagra 50mg pills
buy cialis 10mg
buy cialis 5mg online