Saturday, June 19, 2010

Two thumbs WAY up!

A couple months ago I went (mostly) barefoot for a day to support "one day without shoes" Between that experience and serving in Helene last June I decided I'd see if my community of friends could DO something to help. So, we collected change for a couple of weeks. I put a cowboy boot on the edge of the platform of church and people just kept giving and giving. We even extended the donation time by a week because I kept hearing from people that they hadn't brought their change in yet.

Today I heard from Anne May who with her husband Ian and family serve at the Karibu Centre in Kenya. She took the money we collected and bought 120 pair of shoes for the kids that the centre serves. Look at all these kids and shoes!

And there was some money left over so they were able to buy baby clothes for some of the new babies too! These are the new babies including Anne's new little girl, Ameena, born while they have been serving there!
Does it get any better than this? It's quite honestly one of the best feelings I've had in a long time, to know an idea became an act of love by a community. And as if that wasn't enough... Anne shared this video!


Tyler said...

Yes! This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Janet, you are awesome. :)