Thursday, March 7, 2013
"Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity!" 1 Timothy 4:12
Many times it has been said that we learn life lessons from children! Boy, is this true! Observe children for a day, and you will definitely learn! Over the past year, we have learned a few lessons from local girls stepping up in their peer groups and schools across the United States to take a stand for orphans!
We have learned that these girls definitely just wanna have fun, and they know how to throw a good party to benefit Alex's House! We have been blown away by their generosity and willing to sacrifice at such a young age. It has warmed our hearts as story after story has come our way! While we have had support among many children of various ages and places, here are few of examples of "cheerful givers" the Lord has blessed us with in recent months! We hope it encourages your heart as much as it has ours at Alex's House!
Matéa (Yellow Shirt)
Mary Michael rose to the occasion on two of her birthdays - 7th and 8th - to benefit Haiti orphans! Collectively, she raised over $500.00 plus kitchen utensils for our "Stock the Kitchen Fundraiser"!
Last year, Ansley approached her school principal at Springdale Elementary School in Macon, Georgia to ask if her school could do a "Hats for Haiti Day." For every child who brought a $1.00 to school for Alex's House, they could wear their favorite hat! Two "Hats for Haiti" later, Springdale raised $544.00! Thanks, Ansley, for your boldness and leadership!
For Ashlyn's 7th Birthday, she asked her birthday party goers to bring shoes for the children at Alex's House to her party! What a sweet blessing from a sweet little girl!
|New Shoes for Haiti|
|Savannah and Ansley's sweet 13 party!|
Lessons learned: Girls just wanna have fun!! Girls really know how to throw a good party!!!
Alex's House is gratefully blessed! If you have a cool story to share about your kids helping Alex's House, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Alex's House welcomes Freedom Fellowship of Greer, South Carolina as a new partnering church!
"Helping others discover the true freedom that only Christ can give" has been Freedom Fellowship's mission from its church plant beginnings in March of 2005! Freedom Fellowship continues to meet in a local high school in Greer, South Carolina, and is actively involved in church planting with a local focus in its home state of South Carolina. Since 2005, Freedom Fellowship has financially supported 7 church plants in SC, 1 in Brooklyn, New York, and 1 in Botswana.
Freedom Fellowship's pastor, Cliff Marshall, has been following Alex's House for quite some time through his friendship with Bill Howard, our Founder. In the Lord's timing, Freedom Fellowship's partnership with the church plant in Botswana ended in 2012, which opened the door to begin a new partnership with an international ministry. Marshall explained, "[t]he ability to be more involved than just sending a check every month, as well as the organization of the ministry were two things that attracted us to Alex's House."
Alex's House is greatly blessed by Freedom Fellowship and its desire to partner alongside of us to rescue and raise the children God has called us to in Haiti!