Fund Raising/Make A Difference

Everything listed under: Orphans

  • Frozen Turf and Boxes of Diapers

    I've had a couple of people ask me lately about how we're coming on the artificial turf and the diapers that we are going to be sending from Michigan down to GLA. I mean, after all, the turf for the playground is a crucial part of getting the big kids up to Ft. Jacques.

  • Legacy Makes a Lasting Impression

    It all started with a Mom adopting a baby.   Oh yeah, and that baby came home from Haiti right after the earthquake.   But that's a whole different story.

  • Multiply the Difference

    So, as we continue the challenge to collect enough diapers and funds to be able to send the artificial turf and diapers down to Haiti (as soon as snow melts in Michigan - hopefully!), this week's challenge has to do with multiplying the efforts. How?   It's very simple.

  • Love God. Love Your Neighbor. That.Is.All

    The first part of this is reprinted without permission from a friend's blog.   But you can read the entire post here if you want to.   And yes, I feel comfortable that they won't mind.

  • Showing Up

    There have been a number of different writers on the web recently, many of them missions based, many of them not, who have talked about the importance of "showing up."    That's a concept that has been rattling around in my brain a good bit lately. What does "showing up" mean?   I know there's the obvious definition - making it physically where you need to be at the right time.

  • Why me? Why Not Me?

    Last Tuesday night, while waiting at the airport to watch "Love Does" come home, my wife and I were talking with some friends of the parents.   These friends have adopted from Ethiopia and are in the process of adopting again.    Why?

  • On and on.....

    Last Saturday, I wrote about the first week's challenge for the efforts for the kids at GLA.   You can read it at Every Act of Love.    Then on Monday, Dixie wrote about how we really need your help to care for the kids.

  • Telling Stories

    I had the opportunity to talk with someone this weekend who is familiar (somewhat) with Haiti but who is not familiar with God's Littlest Angels.   We spent quite a while talking about GLA, what's been happening in the last four years and a lot of other stories about how God's at work in and on behalf of the children in Haiti.    We also talked about the fact that the devil really doesn't like the work on behalf of children and families and is fighting it tooth and nail.

  • Diapers - and the Amazing Race - How are we doing?

    The Amazing Diaper Race is supposed to start on Saturday.    In order to do it, we need to have four teams sign up.   At this point we have one team.

  • Not the Future - The Now!

    Last Friday, I had the opportunity to talk to 400 kids (and their teachers) who believe very strongly in the now - and aren't waiting for the future. What do I mean by that?   I mean that they are busy, as they live life in school, but they aren't waiting for the future.

  • A Journey of 7 Years Began With Small Steps - and Two Uncles

    After Dixie wrote yesterday about the ground breaking for the baby house (read it here), I was doing some thinking and reminiscing about the journey that Ft. Jacques has been and will continue to be. It's been 7 1/2 years since John, Dixie and I sat at the table in the "big room" on the main floor of the main building's guest house with the owner of the land.

  • A Tale of Two Coverings

    In this post, I'm going to attempt to answer a collection of random questions that I've gotten about our effort for two coverings (turf and diapers).    So, in random order: Why do you need artificial turf?   It has to do with two words - skinned knees.

  • Next!

    As I'm writing this, there is a family and their daughter being reunited down at GLA.   Many of you might know her as she is the little girl who needed heart surgery back in 2011.   I'm not going to say any more about their particular story other than to say that 15 minutes before I wrote this, Dad posted a picture of Mom holding daughter at GLA.

  • How do you sign up for the Amazing Diaper Race?

    One of our goals in the Amazing Diaper Race is to get kids involved.    Lots of kids.   Because I firmly believe that the more kids we get involved in caring about and for the kids at GLA, the better that we'll all be.

  • Goals and Rules for the Amazing Diaper Race

    What are we hoping to accomplish in the Amazing Diaper Race? Help GLA by getting a LOT of diapers donated so that they (we) don't have to buy them. Fill the container that is going down to Haiti from Michigan with 500 boxes of diapers - current count is just over 470 boxes to go yet.

  • The Amazing Diaper Race!!?!!

    The what?  Yep, the Amazing Diaper Race.    What - a 6 week contest where teams from all over the world complete a weekly mission that will help us reach the goal of getting 500 boxes of diapers and the artificial turf down to God's Littlest Angels where they can benefit the kids.

  • Study in Contrasts - A Reason For Ft. Jacques

    All of these pictures were "borrowed" from Google Images and are all from Haiti.   Check them out and then read more at the bottom......             Now what do those pictures have to do with building up at Ft.

  • Grass and Diapers - Questions Answered......

    I've had a couple of questions that people have asked lately so I thought I would answer them for everyone to read.  Here goes: Where do we send the diapers or gift cards?   To Colorado like usual?

  • So Now What?

    The four year anniversary of the earthquake that changed Haiti forever was yesterday. It was a very emotional day for many.  Myself included.

  • Change The World - Starting Next Week

    On Christmas Eve, Kid President encouraged us to all do something to change the world. I really really like that kid and I'd love to meet him some day.   I want to change the world in 2014.

  • Year End

    As I'm writing this, there are 13 days left in this year.    Wow, has 2013 been a blur. But don't let these last two weeks pass by without a year end opportunity to make a difference.

  • Google Says $1?

    Did you know that Google's Non-Profit division (a division that helps non-profits, not an actual non-profit themselves) has a program where they solicit $1 donations from their app users to help non-profits?   Read about it at Over the course of the next few weeks, I'm going to be putting a number of projects that will help GLA up on their app.

  • Did you eat breakfast today?

    I did – nothing fancy, real quickly while getting the day started, but I did. And there are approximately 130 kids at GLA who ate breakfast today too. But guess what – none of those breakfasts are free.