A little over a year ago, my husband started a job at the homeless project that was founded by our church over 20 years ago. He wanted to serve the poor and broken, and he does a great job. But what we didn’t expect was the change that has taken place in Simon. His view of the homeless, of his own life, and of God has been turned completely on its head. You might even say he’s found his calling.
The King’s Arms Project does amazing work here in our town, just north of London: from getting the homeless off the streets, to supporting them in a halfway house (where Simon works), to helping them move on and become independent.
The work is hard and heartbreaking, but the rewards are huge.
Right now, The Project is looking for interns for the coming year.
If you’re at a crossroads in your life, looking for a way to serve, or wanting some adventure, I highly recommend considering coming to Bedford for a year to be a part of The Project.
It will change your life. Not to mention you’ll be close to me and, if you’re American, you can help me inundate England with good coffee, good baking, and good sweet tea.
Every week, 42,000 people die for reasons clean water could help cure.
90% of those people are children.
During the month of June, my friend Matt at Becoming Last is aiming to raise a million dollars to support charity: water in their mission to bring clean water to people in developing nations. I’m helping him, and I hope you will too.
Feeling the pressure of a tight budget? So am I. But think about this:
- On average, every $1 given to improve the clean water problem gets back $12 in economic returns.
- Just $20 can give clean, safe drinking water to one person.
- Americans spent$15 billion on bottled water in 2007. Tap water is almost free.
Some of you are British, and that’s okay – you can give too. charity: water will accept your credit or debit card.
I’ll leave the badge to the right up until the end of June, and you can click on it whenever you’re ready to give to Matt’s campaign and bring clean water to someone who needs it.
There are just thirteen days left. Let’s do this thing.
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