Thursday, June 30, 2011

Help a Girl Help Some Kiddos!

If you have known me at all during my adult life you know I have a heart for kids. No matter where I am or what I am doing God has found a way for me to minister from my heart. From teaching pre-school to coordinating an entire elementary department at church to hanging out 40 hours a week with the world's coolest college kids to being a foster parent.

I am most excited about my next venture, a trip to Haiti to love on some very special kiddos who live in orphanages. My biggest obstacle is raising the funds I need to go for 10 days in January.

You can help! Please consider donating $10 or more to my cause (see the cute little donate button at the top right column?). I'm worth 10 bucks aren't I? Yep, I thought so!

Thanks peeps!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I am going to Haiti in January! I am super excited!

Why? I am so glad you asked!

After an F5 tornado hit Joplin, MO (less than an hour from our home) last month, we received a call asking us to take in foster children who were left homeless by the devastating storm. We were not an appropriate fit for any of the placements.

During the last few weeks I have watched strangers, neighbors, and our government come together to rescue Joplin. I am so thankful for the resources we have here in the US to revive ourselves after a disaster.

For some reason the people of Haiti became heavy on my heart. What was it like to be in a country that lacked the resources to respond to the massive earthquake that occurred there in 2010? I started clicking on one thing and then another on the Internet. One place I went was A good friend of mine just returned from one of their trips to Africa.

I knew they were a legitimate organization and looked into their work in Haiti. I found a trip that worked well with our lives here in Jenkinsland. Then I began to pray and pray and pray. God presented several confirmations to me that this is what He has for me!

I am anxious to see how this journey unfolds! I invite you to join with me!

As you know these trips are not free. So this is the first of my fundraising pleas. Please consider helping me reach my first goal of $200 by July 15.

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