I just got a contribution this morning from England for $880! That was on top of the $1,000 check I got last week! I am just so delighted and honored at the response to my appeal for help to feed AIDS orphans and widows. As I wrote yesterday in my Monday Memo, however, please don't be intimidated by these large donations. If you have $5 to give, then give it. Do what you can, don't wish to do more and end up doing nothing.
I got this report from Margaret Oketch last week. Maggie heads up the SARAH Network, one organization I am using in Kenya to distribute the funds. I will be visiting with Maggie and her team in September to see firsthand how the distribution is going, but this is what she wrote:
I know that these women will be faithful overseers of our Sophia Fund resources and want to urge you to do what you can to help them and others like them who are doing what they can to impact the world around them. Thank you for your support.
Please consider a contribution of at least $5 toward the fund and hopefully more. You can use the "Chipin" widget on the Monday Memo site to contribute, or go directly to my website to contribute there through PayPal, or send a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 91099, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Make sure you let me know it is for The Sophia Fund. Don't delay; give today and make a difference in the world. If you give a gift of $35 or more up until July 31, I will send you a free copy of my latest book, Changing the Way We Do Church: 7 Steps to Purposeful Reformation, which is pictured to the left.