BENEFITING: BARNABAS TASK
I want to train and walk the 10K at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival on October 1. I am walking to rise funds training and outreach amongst the poor of Cien Fuegos, Dominican Republic. They played with sticks, rocks and mud during a light drizzle after a typical Dominican downpour. I wanted to gift them with little cars and help them make a bridge. I wanted to play catch with them, knowing that baseball in the Dominican Republic is broadcast at night from the dimly lit street corners of every kiosk. I whisper a prayer knowing that most likely there are unexpected, difficult and painful issues that become part of the definition, living amongst the poor. Children are born into poverty and stress that we could not imagine. Whether it be lack of nutrition, abuse in the home, absent parental leadership and role models, young children become second and third generation products of the “dark brush” that paints their world. Help us paint Cien Fuegos with a different color brush! Tom Hinton, Barnabas Task.