Monday, June 1, 2009


I know I just posted from my friend Brandi's blog but obviously Uganda is deep in our hearts as well as in hers. This is her blog post that I copied and pasted. I so believe we can make a difference. I have seen my friends here in Colorado make a difference in the lives of friends in Arua, Uganda. They sacrificed grande lattes, desserts, and going out to dinner in order to bless, serve, and love a family in need in Uganda. Their dollars made a difference, and so can yours! I wouldn't post a link to an organization I didn't trust or believe in. Children's HopeChest (CHC) is doing great work in Uganda, Ethiopia and elsewhere in the world, and I had the privilege to meet them and work with them while we were in Uganda this past fall/winter. In fact, CHC has become a partner with Bethesda Int'l. and Rapha school to facilitate a sponsorship program through churches. So, on and see just what your dollar can do to change a life!

Too often we hear heartbreaking stories like this (that I posted on Saturday) and do nothing. We feel helpless. . . and so we move on. Not this time. There are people DYING in Uganda right now. There are children who's bellies are hungry and aching. There are mamas who are too weak to stand and babies begging to be held. There are people trapping termites hoping for food and eating dung in helplessness. DO NOT CAVE TO DESPAIR. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING.

Join us and Children's HopeChest to FEED THE FORGOTTEN!!!

For $0.14, we can (and WILL) feed someone a meal of posho and beans. (posho is cornmeal, which is filling and beans are protein). Take that in for a moment. . .
$0.14 a meal
$2.86 for 20 days
$1 per FAMILY
$20 feed a family for 20 days.
How much was my Chick Fil A yesterday? How much is your Starbucks? The bigger question is how much am I willing to give up SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT EAT?
Remember Jesus story of the Good Samaritan? Remember how his very neighbors walked right by him? They probably looked at him with pity. . .probably thought "oh poor guy, that breaks my heart" but the fact is THEY DID NOTHING.
What will you do? These children are starving. . .
these actual children. . .

will you help? The money raised will feed those precious children. There are 3 - 4 villages that we are targeting (I'm hoping for more after we see how much we can raise!) to bring food relief to asap. These people are literally starving. . and waiting for you to act. Will you help? Even with paypal fees (2-3%) even $1 will feed 6 people! You CAN make a difference.
Spread the word, blog about it, facebook it, twitter it, ask your church or school or business to give, post the blog badge anything. Truly, we are begging you. . .on behalf of these children not to forget this post and move on to the next in your google reader list.

(note: please write FEED THE FORGOTTEN in the notes section when you give)

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