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Winning the Lottery?

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 11:45 AM

I've heard it said that just being born in this country is like winning the lottery. With the everyday priviledges we take for granted, like religious freedom, the right to vote, hold a job of your choosing, living where you want to, access to healthcare and food in this country, even those born into poverty here are better off than an amazing number of others born across the world...at least that's how I've  heard it ...

I have to say that in my life's experience, that has been true for me. I even though I didn't grow up in wealth or great monetary riches, I always had clothes to wear and food to eat and I think now, my own kids can say the same thing. The verse from Luke 12: 48 always rings in my head when I think about this.

"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." NIV. 

So, what's your "much?" Do you feel like you don't have much? Maybe you don't. Or...just maybe your "much" is more than someone else's. Maybe your "much" is money, maybe your "much" is time, maybe your "much" is something totally different, but one thing is for sure, WE ALL HAVE IT. We all have something to give. ALL OF US.

So today, I want to tell you about an opportunity to give from your very own "much."  Later this month, some local artisan friends and I are having a shopping/shoe cutting party. WHAT? Shoe cutting? Yes! Through an organization called Sole Hope, YOU can help provide shoes for people in Uganda who struggle with jigger infestation. Not too pleasant to talk about right? Well..imagine having them! At this great get together later this month in Maplewood MN, we are going to cut and sort pieces of fabric and  plastic that will then be sent to UGANDA where very skillful sewers will turn them into shoes for children and adults to wear after their feet have been treated and the jiggers removed. Come see how your "just a little bit" of time to cut a simple pair of shoes can be "Much" to someone else.

Not only do we need people to come help cut, but we need your used, washed denim and empty, cleaned out plastic milk cartons. Please save what you can and let me know if you are in the area and I can come pick them up.

No time to cut or save? We can use your $$ too! It costs money to send this great stuff to Uganda, so any help we can get for postage and shipping would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure where to send the money at this point, but I will figure it out! 

Got questions? Be sure to let me know! 

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