FUND RAISING... For the past five-month we have been partnering with a Christian counseling service called Wellspring Ministries.During our time together we helped them plan their first ever fund raising event and have begun to put together a fund raising strategy for the rest of the year. On March 24 we held the Humor, Hope & Healing Comedy Night. This was the first comedy night we have been involved in and it was a great success raising over $10,000. Plus a lot of new people are excited about helping make Wellsprings a continued success.
The Listen Project... Thank you for your prayers and support of our recent trip to Costa Rica. On March 5-15 we went there to work along side and to serve our ministry partners (the Sears family) with Christ for the City International, in the La Carpio slum. While there we: -Started a program where kids could trade one bag of trash for a pair of shoes. We gave away 200 pairs of shoes in 2 days that were donated to us in Kansas City. -Our 2 nurses on the trip spent 2 days in the medical clinic. -We cooked lunch everyday we were in the slum for an average of 25-75 kids a day, because the kids typically only eat once a day. -Completed lots of painting projects. -Built a 1/4 pipe. (skate ramp) -Repaired lots of huge nets so balls and kids wouldn't fall off the cliff. -Repaired damage from a mud slide and dug a ditch to prevent future mud slides. -Cleaned the mission base. -Taught jewelry making class. -Shared our faith with kids and their volunteer leaders. -Took the Sears Family to beach and had a great time encouraging them in their work. Read more and watch our trip video on the Perception Funding web site.
DISASTER RESPONSE... Join us in continued prayer as we work with the Global Orphan Project to decide what out next step will be in Haiti.