It’s been almost 5 and a half years since my liver transplant. When I look at my packed calendar and all we are doing today, I can’t believe how very blessed I have been. My life today is certainly full. January will bring the birth of our fourth grandchild: granddaughter number two!
Robin and I will also travel to Israel in January for the experience of a lifetime. And then, in April we will spend a week in Guatemala once again working with children trapped in crushing poverty. We now sponsor two little girls, Tanya (10) and Damaris (5), through AMG Guatemala and will be able to see each of them again.
This will be my third trip to Guatemala . It feels so good to be alive and able to invest my life into activities that are improving the lives of others. Between my church family, my community stuff and my relationships in Guatemala, my heart is even more full than my calendar. I am so very thankful for the gift of life I’ve been given!
When I went to Guatemala in December of 2016, I set a goal to raise enough money for 100 “Bundles of Love” at $20 each. Together, we provided the funds for 123 bundles! It was such a blessing to then be part of a team delivering the gifts to AMG centers and see the children receiving them.
What is my goal for this Christmas giving?
I am setting my sites on raising $3500 to for EcoFiltro units which will providing clean drinking water for 100 families. My personal commitment is to provide 10 of them and then I want to connect with others who want to join me. Each filtration unit will provide clean drinking water for a family for 2 years.
What do you say? Will you help me meet this crazy goal?
If you would like your contribution to be TAX DEDUCTIBLE, you can give through our church online at www.easytithe.com/fbcwestbrook by selecting the CLEAN WATER category
To contribute by Paypal, visit: www.paypal.me/Slinscott/35
I know, $3500 is a crazy big goal but I figure, if I can somehow enlist the help of friends, former students, faith friends, Rotary International friends and neighbors, we can improve the lives and health of hundreds of children in a hundred families for the next 2 years. It’s less than 5 cents a day.
Will you help? Sponsor filtration units as a family, a small group, a school group, Rotary Club, Scout troop?
Thanks so much for considering it. I believe we can do it! I can’t wait to show you pictures of the distribution when we return to Guatemala in April.