BENEFITING: JESUS IN HAITI MINISTRIES INC
EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2011
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Let's try to raise $25 per mile or $375 for team Osbeck to help all the boys pay for school this fall.
FROM TOM OSBECK AT JESUS IN HAITI:
As promised, here is the information about how you can get involved in a really fun day. On August 20th, my 16 boys will be walking/running 15 miles from our home in Bon Repo to our mission property. Each of them will carry a backpack filled with small bags of frozen water that they will be giving away to folks along the way.
I had this idea a couple of years ago for me to do this, before my legs went bad, and I realized I never could. Then one night lying in bed I thought, "The boys could do it." You say, what's the purpose of this? Well, there are several reasons.
1) This is a way to raise money for the boys' school
2) The boys are involved in the fundraising
3) It will be a huge encouragement to these young men, to know that so many people love and support them
4) Giving water to hundreds of people in the name of Jesus is always a good thing
Every fall it costs about $10,000 to get my boys enrolled, buy uniforms, shoes, and books and pay the first two months of schooling. Each year that cost rises and we now have 11 younger ones in our Lighthouse Children's Home to do the same for, upping the cost to $15,000.