Walk a Mile in My Shoes
“WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES” was a great success! Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions and support in this event. Steinbach, Manitoba I love your community spirit, and compassionate heart to reach out to others in need. All donations will go towards the education of orphan and disadvantaged children and youth, in Liberia, West Africa. For many in this nation going to school is only a dream. We will put as many students to school as possible again this year. We had approx. 70 walkers and raised over 12,500. We are leaving this open if anyone still wishes to donate towards School for Orphans you still have time.
Group Photo of Participants in our 2010 “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”
Our top fundraiser award went to Owen Wiebe and his brother Colton. They raised 1,395.00. Thanks to their mom Char Wiebe who helped them. They won the “Liberian Handshake” carving.
Owen and Colton have just sponsored two refugee boys to school in the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana. Their mothers fled from Liberia in the midst of the war.
Miracle Tetteth is 5 Prince Jaylah is 7. Efrance and Miracle in their school uniforms. The Wiebe family also put Efrance to school.
Kiana Sonnichsen of Mitchell, MB sponsors Eletha Quannah from Ma Esther’s Hope Home. Kiana’s grandma Helen Martens gave this to her for a birthday gift. What a wonderful idea. Today Kiana and Eletha have become friends! They send letters and pictures across the miles. Kiana has a whole binder of keep sakes.
Georgia Jowett sponsors Esther David. This orphan girl was rescued from a very poor situation, and today she is so happy to be in school and in a family that cares for her. Thank you Ben + Jenn Jowett for your faithful support. You have transformed her life!
More Walk-a-thon Photos
OUR LIBERIAN STUDENTS ARE THANKING YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! “YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR US, GOD BLESS YOU!”
June 17, 2010 @ 6:55 pm
Glad to have participated. It’s always a good ‘refresher course’, an encouragement to me to keep on praying and supporting you. Was also so good to have coffee with you and Dave, catch up personally. Love you guys.
June 17, 2010 @ 7:44 pm
Jan, I treasure your friendship. You have always been at the center of people who pray for me. There are no words to say thank you for that. Not in the face of some of the dangers we’ve encountered along the way. God bless you!