Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Orphan Sunday - November 7

Just a reminder or FYI for those that do not know, November 7th is Orphan Sunday. Churches and individuals around the country are organizing events to bring attention to the world's orphan crisis.

We will never know the true number of orphans that exist. Some say 134 million. Some 143 million. Some 147 million. I have heard that we may have already exceeded 210 million. Regardless of the exact number, we have to do something. An estimated 15 million children have lost both parents. The rest have lost one or have been abandoned or abused and removed from their homes. All are at great risk of a multitude of issues if we do not follow through with what we have been called to.

Please get involved in some way. The only way to make a difference is to start making a difference. Check your local area for events or schedule one yourself.

Why Love Orphans? from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2nd Annual AAB Golf Tournament - Oct. 27

The 2nd Annual AAB Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at The Oaks at Sherwood in Baton Rouge. Registration begins at 7:30am with a shotgun start at 8:30am. The cost is $400 per team of four ($100 per single).

To register as a team or individually, please email Terry at terry@acrossallborders.org.

We are still in need of hole sponsors ($100 per hole) and prize sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact us at the above email address for more information.

All proceeds from this tournament will be used specifically for AAB's December mission trip to provide water filters and food bags to families in (San Lucas) Pueblo Nuevo, Guatemala as well as provide additional support for the local children's ministry.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Children's Day

Today is Children's Day in Guatemala and it is being celebrated in a big way in Pueblo Nuevo this weekend.

The Tulio's had the wonderful idea of throwing a huge party for everyone and asked if we would consider helping. In Marco's words, "We want to have a big party to bring a little joy to the children in Pueblo Nuevo. This year has been especially hard for many of them with the loss of parents and other family members and we just want them to know that we love them." Who could disagree with that? I would have loved to be with them to celebrate this weekend, but this was a wonderful opportunity to begin to show that we trust our partners in Guatemala by funding the party that they hoped to have while allowing them to carry it out on their own.

Of course, it also makes me happy to know that as many supplies as possible have been purchased from small business owners in Pueblo Nuevo and others in Parramos.

All of the children in the village are being fed breakfast (they are expecting no less than 500 children) and all of the children plus their families are being served lunch. After lunch, a number of activities will take place including crafts, games (with prizes), pinatas and entertaining clowns.

I will post an update about the party in a few days. In the meantime, please pray for the Tulio family as this will be a busy and exhausting weekend for them and that those that attend the party will feel the love of Christ and be open to the message that will be given during the event.