Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Donate Here...

My friends started a sweet website called created to help fundraise for charities. One of my goals for 2012 is to raise the cash to fully fund the Crops for Widows Program. My goal is $27,400 to raise in 2012. That averages out to just over $75 each day. But I'd hate to wait a full year to know the program has been funded.

Will you join me? With your help, we can impact women who desperately need help. I was there in October. I saw the need with my own eyes. Donate here

Thanks friends!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Union

While I've been kind of quiet on the blog, I've been busy in the background of life.  A while back I met with a feature writer of the local paper about a greenhouse project on the elementary campus.  He learned of my work in Ethiopia and asked for an interview about that.  The result was an article in The Union's Christmas segment where they focus on people serving others. 
I'm quite thankful for Rich taking the time to meet with me and allow me to critique his article.  I must also say that there's one line in the article that really, REALLY bothers me.  I asked for it to be taken out multiple times but they didn't listen to that suggestion.  So when you read the line "she sleeps well at night...", please know that was creative license.  I don't sleep well at night because of the few people we've been able to impact.  It's not a proud thing.  In fact, my heart aches for the many, many people in the same situation who we pass on the road and never get to impact.  It's for those people that we continue to raise money for the crops program (and others) to reach those people.
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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FOVC Garden

While in Ethiopia in October, we planted a garden on the FOVC campus. I showed pics on my blog of it where the ladies were using the planter. I just chatted with Desalegn, the main guy who makes things happen in Ethiopia. He said this:

Yes, it is being gardened and the seeds are growing slowly.
The widows and staffs are always following the garden
and the widows are eagerly waiting to use it for more place in their own gardens and to use the ways you teach them in their own lands

Desalegn, you are so sweet. And I'm so thankful that you make it your passion, your job, and your life focus to serve these widows and orphans. It is a joy to partner with you and FOVC.

Tax deductible donations may be made to FOVC if you'd like to partner with us in the crops program. Email me if you need my address tam4buit at hotmail dot com.