Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you know, we adopted Simeon from Haiti almost 6 years ago. The earthquake has hit us hard, as we wonder about his birthfamily, as well as missionaries we support there, and countless children in orphanages who need food water and medicine. The biggest need right now is money to buy the basic needs mentionned above.
Simeon has been asking what he can do to help, and this is what we have come up with. Starting tomorrow, January 15th, 2010 and for the next two weeks, Simeon will read as many extracurricular books as possible. We are asking that you would consider sponsoring him an amount per book. No amount is to little. At the end of two weeks, we will post the titles of all books he has read on my blog: http://jessie-ordinarydays.blogspot.com . Along the way we will try to post video of Simeon reading some of his favorite books.The money we raise will go to hearlineministries.org . They run a children's home, prenatal program, a sewing program, as well as a few other ministries in Haiti. John and Beth Mchoul have been working in Haiti for 20 years now. We are asking that all donations be done via paypal http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=11132599 on January 30th, 2010. This money will go directly to heartline's earthquake
For more information on that, see Http://haiti-relief.org . Please let us know how much you have pledged at firstname.lastname@example.org so Simeon can see how just a little effort can make a big impact.
With many thanks,Rich, Jessie and Simeon
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