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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The feeling of helplessness

This 5 foot tall beauty is carved from Spring Stone and will be auctioned at the Georgia event.
I have received many emails over the past few weeks saying, “I feel helpless”.  The messages have come from our staff and friends around the world in response to my blogs and social media posts about the vandalism and attacks that we have been living through on Project Canaan.

I understand that feeling of helplessness.  I too have felt helpless as thieves continue to break in, steal and frighten our volunteers and staff.

Yesterday we were in South Africa where we purchased powerful tasers and pepper spray to provide to those most vulnerable. In addition, we are working diligently on a security plan that will further secure everyone on Project Canaan, but as we know, if people want to get in to a building, they can get in, and so we also continue to pray for protection for all.

So what do we do?  We keep on keepin’ on (as my friend Rose Smith often says).  We endure. We (try to) give thanks in all things. We refuse to be bullied. We refuse to be afraid.  And we spend more time with the children to remind ourselves why we are here and whom we are here to serve.

Sarah, Titus and Hannah - why we do what we do.
And what can you do?  The truth is, we need your support now more than ever.  And today I am writing to invite you to come and meet with Ian and me in October and give us a hug, encourage us in person and hear more about what is happening here.

We will be in Georgia, USA for a Drive and Dine event on October 11th.  There’s a golf tournament during the day and a fun-filled dinner at night.  If you would like to come and show us some love, please buy your tickets today here:  Click here for Golf   Click here for Dinner

These 22" birds are carved from Green Serpentine stone and will be auctioned in Georgia.
We will be heading up to British Columbia, Canada on October 14th for the 2nd annual Evening of HOPE and would love to see our Canadian friends and family at that time.  Please buy your tickets today at this link.

This 22" statue is made of Spring Stone and will be auctioned at the BC event.
We shipped some AWESOME handmade stone carvings that will be available for auction at both events, and there will be a silent auction at both events.  But what we need most is to know that we have people standing with us, praying with us and supporting us during these dark days.

This fabulous carving is 20" high and is made of Spring Stone and will be auctioned at the BC event.

Thank you for continuing to read and share this blog each week.   Your friendship and prayers are felt.

Live from Swaziland … enjoying time with all the children today.


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