Well, after spending about 20 of the past 24 hours asleep (or throwing up), I am back in the land of the living today. Terry and I got the WORST stomach bug ever. I mean I kinda consider myself a puking champ since being pregnant with Madeline (I know you're jealous) but this bug was the worst thing I have ever experienced. I think its the first time I've ever had a headache of migraine proportions and body ache with the stomach issues. Thankfully, mine started Thursday night and Terry took Madeline to daycare for me (after I called him at work crying because I literally couldn't move). But poor Terry got it right as he walked in the door from work. It was a miserable Friday around here. Thank the Lord Madeline hasn't gotten it.
Anyway, I'm writing this post to get you thinking/praying about a couple of things. I was invited to go to the annual leadership conference for Project Humanity next weekend in San Antonio. It was all I could do not to jump up and down like I was on the Price is Right when he (the CEO) offered and told me its all expenses paid minus getting myself there. I am hoping to become much more involved with PH - I do NOT want to go to Kenya, come home and it just be a great experience. I want to make this part of my life.
Here is where you come in. The work that PH does in Kenya is three fold. The medical clinic is part of their mission, but they are also working on a school there as well as a project to provide support and counseling for drug addiction there. Addiction is a major problem there and you can imagine how many resources the people there have access to when they're struggling. The thing I love about PH is they are not just taking trips over to Kenya, dropping off supplies, and leaving. They are providing supplies and care but they are also educating these people in hopes that they can begin to sustain themselves. Ok - sorry for the rabbit trail. I need your help - I am going to be getting together a list of school and medical supplies needed over there, and I am asking you to ask everyone you know to please donate. Let's be real - a box of chalk at walmart is 47cents. I am also going to be setting up a website where monetary donations can be made to my trip. I am hoping to raise the funds I need to go and at least $1,000 over that for supplies. I have one school interested in doing a school supply drive - if you can think of any who would be willing to do this as well, PLEASE let me know. No donation is too small. We are also going to try to skype the kids in said school with the kids in Kenya so they can "meet". How awesome is that?!!
I would also like to collect some jewelry for the girls over there and some sort of ball for each of the boys over there. I was in Claire's the other day and it just struck me how much they may like that. I will find out the logistics of doing that next weekend and keep you posted. I just know we have so many supplies to take so I'm not sure how toys will fit into the equation.
So please be praying, and if you can help, please let me know!
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.