Sebastien, our sponsored child

Sebastien, our sponsored child
Sebastien is a tiny eight year old!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

First fundraiser under our belt!

Copy and pasted from my Facebook page:

So, sold crafts today @ at the Carver Elem. School PTA craft fair/yard sale, with all of the proceeds going toward our Haiti mission trip. Foot traffic was VERY, VERY slow, though. Baked goods did well (thanks Sandi Philpott Hauenstein and Meg!) Met some nice vendors and got some good ideas. Also, figured out that my prices were just about right. I made $62.50. So, still A LOT of work to do before we can get to Haiti, but with helpers like Rachel Swisher, Hannah, and Bella (and the support of friends and family), we'll get there :-)


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First official fundraiser on Saturday!

This Saturday, March 24th, Rachel, Hannah and I will be selling crafty things at the Carver Elementary School PTA yard sale and craft show from 9am to 1pm.  I have been staring at this stuff for weeks now, and am convinced a 2nd grader could have done better, but, yet, I forge ahead taking the leap of faith in my craftiness!  Pray that we make a buck or two...

Here is a list of what our trip will cost:

Passports $165 x 2 = $330

Airport transportation $50

Round-trip plane tickets $500 x 2 = $1,000

Vaccinations $50 co-pay x 2 = $100

Room and board $560 x 2 = $1,120

Spending money $250 x 2= $500

Misc. expenses $500

Donation to orphanage $500

Grand total $4,000
If you have been considering a way to contribute to our cause, but want to get a tax receipt for your records, you may mail a check to:
God's Littlest Angels
C/O Kate Bickel-Benson
2283 A Waynoka Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Checks must be made payable to God's Littlest Angels and clearly marked in the memo something like "Deb Bello's support on the mission field".

Monday, March 12, 2012

Good video....

Here is a good YouTube video on the volunteer duties at God's Littlest Angels, and where exactly Rachel and I will be staying...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

If You Could Only Imagine...

...being born into a world where you collect drinking water from the same place raw sewage collects.

And your parents scavenge for food from the city dump... find old bones that will serve as a protein source.

Going to the grocery store isn't an option in your world, so your family waits for the dump truck to unload its goods. 

You are land-locked, born into a virtual prison.  And even with 316,000 of your fellow citizens gone in a devestating earthquake, your country is still desperately overpopulated.

But it's not your fault.

You are a victim of circumstance.

And it just as easily could have been me, or my children.

I recently asked a Haitian colleague on mine "is there hope for Haiti?"  And after a long pause, he said "yes, I believe there is". 

I believe so, too.