Tomorrow is my birthday.
And although I've never been one to proclaim my birthday to the masses, if I can turn it into something bigger than myself, I'll shout it from the rooftops!
In high school and college, I took a handful of missions and outreach trips both in the country and out of the country but it's been years since I've set aside the time from work (and life!) to serve others and do something not about me.
This upcoming January, I'll be heading off to Haiti with a group of creatives and photographers to help serve the people of Port-Au-Prince.
Led by the photographer, Josh Newton, this is the first of many Passion Projects to come-aimed to unite people through their heart for serving and put their passions into practice.
-teaching kids vocational skills they can use for life
-documenting the work of the volunteers, workers, nurses and teachers of Thirst Relief and Child Hope
-working with and teaching a handful of orphans who have already started their own businesses
-making a photo book/magazine telling the story and history of the orphanage through photos and words
-and if we raise enough money, helping Thirst Relief install a clean water system!
So this is where you come in. Help me celebrate my birthday by sending me to Haiti and making it about something bigger than myself.
If you feel called to donate financially, click here where you'll be sent to my YouCaring page, where you can make donations on my behalf.
I'll leave you one of my favorite quotes from Bob Goff:
"I reflect on God, who didn't choose someone else to express His creative presence to the world, who didn't tap the rock star or the popular kid to get things done. He chose you and me. We are the means, the method, the object, and the delivery vehicles. God can use anyone, for sure. If you can shred on a Fender or won 'Best Personality,' you're not disqualified-it just doesn't make you more qualified. You see, God usually chooses ordinary people like us to get things done. As I sit on my island, it becomes clear that we need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the 'do' part of faith. That's because love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does."