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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh I stink

at blogging these days. Life has gotten CRAZY!!  Lots  of wonderful stuff happening but I can't fill you in now.  I need your help.  Here's the's from Levi's blog at But I'm copying & pasting.  Will write more this week :)

*****The Basics*****

I am participating in a kickball game April 9th-11th that will last for 50 hours. We will two things:
  1. Break the Guinness Record for longest kickball game
  2. Raise over $8,000 to help end child slavery in Ghana, Africa.
This is 100% legit. My neighbor, Chris Field, founded the non-profit The Mercy Project after a trip to Africa where he saw firsthand children as young as seven years old working 15-18 hours a day as slaves.

I am one of 40 team members that will be playing in this game. We have each agreed to raise a minimum of $200 to end child slavery and I need your help. Instead of mailing out letters, I have decided to see if I can do this via the web. You can donate via paypal at . Just click on the paypal icon on the lower left portion of the page and give using a debit or credit card. Simply indicate that you are giving on my behalf during the checkout process.

It will take you less than two minutes to give and no matter how large or small your gift, it will make a difference. I just need 40 friends to give $5, or 2 to give $100

Edit: Please add .44 cents to your gift so that my donations can be identified by the odd .44 cents. For example $5.44 or $7.44 or $100.44


******************The Rest of the Story**********************

Chris Field, founder of The Mercy Project is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. He is in his mid twenties and lives his life with a sense of purpose and mission that I have rarely seen. His whole life exudes a desire to change the world. I firmly believe that the world will be a better place because of the difference he will make in the lives of the overlooked. After his trip to Africa last summer, he came home and got busy raising money to make a difference in the lives of these young children that he met on the other side of the globe.

He and some friends completed their first fundraiser by running 300 or so miles in less than two days as a team. They raised over $5000 and that was just the start. It takes $40,000 to build a house to house 25 child orphans rescued from slavery. Through passion, determination, and some matching funds, the first $40,000 has been raised. We can't stop now!

The kickball game will raise over $8,000 and is just the beginning of things to come. Chris is the real deal, one of the most authentic people I have ever met. I have basically chosen to support this non-profit, outside of my church, because of the lives that will be changed. This is not a charity that spends a lot of money on leadership and a little on the kids, nearly 100% of all funds raised will go directly to help the kids.

$5.00 is so little to many of us. Would you consider making a difference in the lives of these children living as slaves?