We’ve all seen the news. We’ve all heard the stories. It’s true: there is a LOT of hurt in this world. Scroll through any news site, turn on the TV, read the headline in your Facebook feed. The hurt of … Continue reading
The book, It’s Good to Be Queen, tells the biblical story of the Queen of Sheba, who ventured far from her own land to visit King Solomon. In his palace, she was humbled after seeing how Solomon had been blessed. Even though it’s hard, we need to be humbled, too. Continue reading
As a 12-year-old girl, it’s pretty obvious I don’t make a lot of money. There’s only so many things I can do. I babysit my sister and neighbors. I clean the house. I help my dad with pig chores. I … Continue reading
So this is my speech! It is from the same program as last year. (You can see my speech from last year here.) So I moved on from the first round, and today I said my speech again for round … Continue reading
You all probably know the story of how I raised over $6,000 last year for a playground at a school in Haiti.
But in case you don’t know the story, here it is: Last year, I felt as if God was calling me to do something for the country of Haiti, something big. I kept searching and searching for something to do, and finally, it came to me. My mom suggested I raise money to build a playground at a school in the village of Simonette, Haiti by selling Vi Bella Jewelry, which is made by Haitian women. My goal was to raise $5,000, but God really came through, and I raised a grand total of $6,000 for the school!
I’m amazed that God has used me to do this, even though I’m just a child!
But right now, I want to tell you about another story that has touched my heart. A story that will take place in Africa. Led by my friend, Lisa-Jo Baker. She wants to raise $5,000 to build a laundry facility for mothers who don’t have access to water.
I remember when I first got to Haiti. As we neared the house where we were staying, we passed through a shallow stream. One that was polluted and dirty. I saw people washing their clothes in the water. I wondered if the water made the clothes dirtier than before, but they have no choice.
This is a common sight in Haiti:
Lisa-Jo is going to banish the option of washing clothes in polluted water (or just not washing clothes at all) in a community in Africa.
I highly suggest you check out her blog and make a donation to her fundraising effort.
I have already made a commitment of $40 to her fundraiser.
(And by the way… You know how my motto for my playground project was “every kid deserves to play”? Well I think hers should be “every woman deserves to wash laundry”. 😉 )
I found the photo shown on Flickr. It was taken by “kretyen.”
What an amazing past few weeks I’ve been having! I’ve had so much going on, I haven’t posted in a while! To start off, I started 6th grade on August 21st. Already, it has brought lots of homework, reading, and … Continue reading
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of … Continue reading