Friday, October 29, 2010

You're Invited!

For those of you who are local, I wanted to invite you to HeartCry's annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction. You might remember that this event last year raised $30,000 to make a house a HOME for the children at Danny Feeney Memorial Orphanage! The theme of the night is 'Be Love...' and there will be food, fun, fellowship and opportunities for you to 'be love' to others. There will be both a silent and live auction and there are so many super cool things to bid on--vacations, artwork, handicrafts from mission trips, nativity sets from around the world, sports memorabilia, Delta flight simulator hours, and the list goes on!

The goal of the evening is to inform and educate people about needs--local needs (Fayette Youth Protection Home, Department of Family and Children Services, Gracie's Closet, etc.) as well as needs around the world (Liberia, Romania, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Thailand, Ethiopia). A portion of the night's proceeds will be used to improve the ORR field team house in Liberia! We are in need of a new generator, and eventually it would be a huge gift and blessing if we could have running water!

WHAT: HeartCry's Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction
WHEN: Friday, November 5th at 6:30pm
WHERE: New Hope Baptist Church
551 New Hope Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214
COST: $8

Leave a comment or send an email if you'd like a ticket, or you can always buy one at the door.
I will be there with my Liberia/ORR stuff, and would love to see you there!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Change of Scenery

[The beautiful sunset over the Sound from Day #3. I had to get outside sometime! This is the backyard of the house I'm staying at!]
I've spent this past week doing something I haven't done...ever. I've been sitting at a desk, in front of a computer, in an office, from 9-5 for the last week. By day #3, I declared, "I'm not very good at this." And it was true. It was bright and sunny outside, with a predicted high of 67 degrees...and I was sitting inside, at a desk, in front of a computer. Enough to make this woman go crazy!

I'm up in Seattle until Friday, having my taste of life in the ORR office. I know I just made it sound like some form of torture, but it has also been good. I've been working on, and have almost finished, some new stuff that will provide kids with fundraising tools, and connect them with the kids that we serve in Liberia and Benin. There's been some good brainstorming, but that's been a struggle for me as well. We will be sharing about ORR tonight and tomorrow, so you can be praying for those events. And then it's back in the office on Monday morning. But with Monday comes a lunch date with my long-lost friend Rachel, and dinner with a couple who I originally spent time in Liberia with back in 2007. That sounds like a decent Monday! So as I stay snuggled up in my bed this rainy Saturday (yea, it's after 2pm and I'm still in my pjs and haven't done much more than fry two eggs and do lots of reading), I just wanted to let you all know that I really do appreciate each and every one of you, and thank you for joining me in this adventure!

P.S. Deb and Elena have been in Liberia for a week now! After tackling issues with vehicles, the generator and the internet, they were able to get to some kiddos late in the week and report that everyone is looking really good! Praise God!