Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going back to Ethiopia in July

I will be going back to Ethiopia next month and I am worried we will not have enough money. It is harder than I thought it would be to raise money consistently. I have been a volunteer for as long as I can remember, but always for pre-existing organizations. I have worked on various fundraisers, made some money and then did not worry about how that particular organization gets its money the rest of the year. I was not seeing the big picture. I am constantly trying to think of new ways to raise money. While prospectively we don't really need a lot of money to run the school (it will be $2,000.00 a month soon), it is not easy for a small organization like ours to bring in that amount monthly.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Every day I thank God for all I have and how lucky I am.
At this moment I am on one of the many vacations I get to take every year. I have been in Cape Hatteras for the past 6 days just living it up in the sun and surf; eating and enjoying life with my husband and some of our closest friends. I do think of my friends and the children at Fresh and Green Academy every day though and I feel it is so unfair that don't get to enjoy the same things I do. Maybe I am being presumptuous thinking they would even want to, but I do think they would like to know they will be eating every meal every day and will have a warm bed to sleep in without the rain coming in through the cardboard walls. There is a little girl I think of often who is in the hospital. She has been badly burned and has been there for over 2 weeks now. They say she will be ok but I wonder what the public hospital in Ethiopia's idea of ok is. Please keep her in your prayers and be thankful for all you have.