Haven't had a very big response so far so I'm sending this again in case you didn't see it the first time. Last December I sit down with the families in Ceibita and ask how I could pray for them. What were their every day struggles and desires.
Food, clothes and employment were the top three. Sounds like the US doesn't it.
I asked the kids how I could pray for them specifically and one little boy asked if I would pray for shoes. (Ms. Wanda, it was your little Eric that ask me).
Shoes? I found that to be an odd request so I asked "Why shoes, Eric?", he replied, every year in September all the kids who make good grades get to walk in the Independence Day parade but I never get to.. I proceeded to ask why and he informed me that all students have to have new shoes and a new uniform to participate and receive a sash to wear.
Of all the things a little boy could ask for... Toys, Candy and Money would have been what my kids would have asked for what about yours?
I told the parents that I would make them a deal and that if they would set aside enough money for the uniform I would help buy the new pair of shoes.
I'm sending out this request especially to all those who already sponsor a child asking if you would participate in the "Operation Education Shoe Drive".
The cost would be $15 per child. This would allow me to purchase a new pair for them and maybe a pair of new socks.
Even if you don't sponsor a child you can participate because not all sponsors will donate to this cause.
I need the money no later than JULY 15.
Please mail your check to me and mark the subject line, "Shoes". If you want to pay by Pal Pal you can but remember I don't receive all the money so add a little extra please. You can pay by going to the Donations Page.
If you can't afford the entire $15 and want to help bless a child please don't hesitate to send what you can.
This community is being blessed and loved through the Love of Christ that's in each of you.
Thanks in advance,
The Power of One Ministry 198 Mellwood Drive Charlotte, NC 28214
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'