We have been gathering and sorting things that have come in for the Deborah Foundation and my son reports that we have received 2,011 crayons to date! I think that may be a little low, since we have received more stuff since he last counted. There is still time for you to contribute educational books, games or shoes toward the Deborah Foundation I also had a meeting today with the team going with me to Kenya in February and it looks like our final count is 14 people. That is a nice size for a traveling team.
I received another email from Alice in Kenya last week and this time she reported on one of the orphans I was so taken by during my last trip. Her name is Deborah and she is almost nine years old. Here is a picture of Deborah that I took during my visit. Alice sent me a pictorial report of Deborah's progress this year, which took Deborah from malnutrition and worms to good grades in school. I cannot download the pictures in Alice's report, so you will have to download the report below and read it for yourself. I promise it is worthwhile reading.
I am off this week from work and will be going to visit my wife's family this week in Maryland and then on to New York City. I will stay in touch as I have time, but today I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. May the joy of Emmanuel, God with us, be yours this holiday season and may you remember to bless others as you have been blessed. If you wish to donate to the Sophia Fund or Deborah Foundation, you may do so online through my site or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 91099, Pittsburgh, PA, 15221. Thank you and God bless you! (You can read past entries or find out how to ship donations of educational stuff to my work in Kenya on my blog site.)