Saturday, November 1, 2008

Water For LIFE-Ethiopia

"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

Matthew 10:42

Last night with the help with my co-workers we were able to raise $400 to help build a well in Ethiopia. We partnered with Life Outreach International-Water For Life Mission.

I live in a great neighborhood that gets a lot of trick or treaters on Halloween night. One way to build sales at Tim Hortons is by just getting the product in peoples hands. So I thought why not treat the trick or treaters to free Tim Hortons products. While we're at it we can raise money, through donations, to help build a well in Ethiopia. That was the Genesis of the idea.

We had about 8 volunteers. At 6pm we opened for business. At 6:30pm I started to think, "Gee it seems so much busier from inside the house years past." We were all thinking the same thing, "This is going to be a bust." Then at 6:45pm my saving grace-we had people and lots of them. I'd guess we served about 300 people. My prayer is they continue to visit the local Tim Hortons. Also, that all who gave donations are blessed abundantly.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

August 2008 One Year Anniversary

In August we celebrated our one year anniversary. It has been quite the journey. No-one could've prepared us for what we were in for. I completely under estimated how much of a life adjustment it would be.

We are now in a sweet spot. Each of us has had time to really get to know one another. The truth is we had a few disappointments along the way.

At first, each of us had an image of who we were going to be. Each of us failed to live up to that image.

Then each of us had an idea of who we should be. We failed here too.

Then we saw both the good and bad in each other. We were disappointed to see each other’s not so nice qualities.

Finally, we are in a spot where we know the good and bad and love each other anyway. Ahh, the sweet spot.

And we're having FUN, tired but having fun!

"In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps."

Proverbs 16:9