Friday, May 30, 2008

Heading To Africa

Hi family and friends ...

On Saturday, June 7th my neighborhood will be having a garage sale.

All the proceeds from my garage sale will be going towards raising money for my mission trip to Africa in December. I will be working with an organization called iThemba Lethu (which means 'I have a destiny'). Their vision is "to impact the lives of the babies and young people in Durban, South Africa, whose future is being threatened by HIV/AIDS".

I will have the honor of working with the babies in their two transition homes, and also helping to run 2 camps for children in grades 4th-12th to raise an awareness of their self-worth and educate them on HIV/AID prevention.

I CAN'T WAIT! I feel deeply passionate about this cause and feel a calling to be a part of this mission trip. The first step I'm taking (to fund raise) is participating in our neighborhood garage sale.

You might be able to help.

Do you want to get rid of anything? Want stuff 'off your hands' but don't know how? Do you have a Goodwill pile that I can take for you instead?

If so ... I'd be more than happy to pick stuff up from you if I can sell it in my garage sale. All proceeds will be going to fund my trip to Africa.

Thanks for thinking about it.

Feel free to respond by commenting on this blog and I will get a hold of you.


Eve said...

WOW Lisa I'm impressed! I will donate items for your yard sale.

Jodie Howerton said...

I am so excited!!!!!!!! Are you ready to spend 18 hours on a plane with me :) ?????

Ashley Julian said...

That's so cool that you are going, Lisa. I wish I could go with you. but now is not the time for me.

Amy Cheng said...

That's awesome, Lisa. I totally will drop by (I love garage sales...I'm a little bit addicted, actually). I'll look around my house and see if I have anything you can sell. Africa is so in need right now. It's so wonderful you are going.