Happy 4th of July to all of you. It is great that today we can celebrate our freedom. Some days I wonder how long it will be until the freedoms we have will no longer be. This is a time that all of us need to be in prayer for our country. Things have slowed down a little for me this past month and I'm glad because I need the rest since I will be headed to Nicaragua for 14 days at the end of the month. I will leave with my first team on July 31st and on the 7th after I send them home, myself, my son Logan and 3 other friends will travel to Somotillo to see my families. It will be a long trip but will be worth every minute of it.
Do you shop at Amazon? Starting today your purchases can be a blessing to this ministry. All you have to do is go to http://smile.amazon.com instead of the normal www.amazon.com. You will be able to select Power Of One Ministry from the list of organizations you can support. Your shopping experience will be the same. The bargains will be the same. Your payment methods will be the same. The difference is that Amazon will donate .05% back to the ministry. Its really easy, just select us from the list of organizations and start shopping. You must always be on the smile.amazon.com page in order for me to get the credit.
It is time to get new pictures and register the Operation Education kids for the next school year. I currently have 106 kids in the program and I'm excited to say as of now they are all still in school this year. So many kids start the year off and quit before the year ends because of a lack of funds or they need to work to support the family. I am so glad our kids are not forced to do that.
As always there will be opportunity to sponsor one of my kids. Usually I have repeat sponsors so I end up with around 20-25 that will need a sponsor. The cost will still be $35 this year. This covers their school uniforms, a backpack, shoes and school supplies. Please keep your eyes out for the newsletter letting you know they are available. If you already sponsor a child you also will need to let me know if you are going to continue sponsoring your child. If I do not hear from you by the middle of August I will assume you are not going to re-sponsor your child/children and they will be put on the website for sponsorship.***Those of you who usually tell me at Camp Meeting you want to renew need to tell me also by Mid August. I can't wait until Camp meeting this year to find out***
I sent out an email about different projects going on in the community. Those needs still exist except for the Hotel. Thanks to a generous partner that need has been met.
The 2 remaining needs are:
$350 to sponsor a chicken farm for the community. This trip every family will receive several pounds of chicken per household. These families rarely get meat. Once a year if they are lucky. This project will allow them to receive free chicken each time I come as well as be able to purchase it at a very discounted rate when I am not there. This project affects 275 people in the community and will be a huge blessing to their diet.
Food for the Families - each time I go I spend up to $1100 on food for the community. This provides them with at least a months worth of food if not two months depending on the household size. The price changes each trip that I go because just like here grocery prices change all the time. If you would like to support this project any amount would help.
If you sponsor a child and would like to help purchase a bag of food for your child's home or you would just like to be a part of this project, please send your donation to me no later than July 24th.
Sponsors if you want to send your child a letter or a gift (gift needs to be no larger than a Walmart size bag) please also have that to me no later than July 24th also.
We will be blessing the community with TONS of awesome things. I have new shirts for all the woman and teens, tons of soccer cleats and clothes for the boys, tons of baseball stuff for the kids and for a nearby school that they attend. It will take us quite a while to get organized when we do arrive. Even our new hotel is getting a new microwave and toaster oven.
I am going with great expectations that God has great plans for our team. I know he is sending us there for a reason and I can't wait to be used by him.
Please pray for us as we travel, for our families we leave behind and for the many hearts we will be reaching. Pray they will be open to the Word and open to receiving Jesus.
God Bless each of you and thanks to all those who have blessed this ministry either financially or prayerfully. I need it all. Your continual support is what keeps these families learning the Word.
The Power of One Ministry 198 Mellwood Drive Charlotte, NC 28214 704-236-5550
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And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
Pictures of our Chicken Farm
Pictures of a bag of food the families will receive