Sunday, July 18, 2010

Can You Spare a Pair?

How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet? I'm not a shoe girl-I've never had that fascination. Regardless, with 7 people in our house, the shoes add up. I counted 10 pairs in my closet and at least 30 pairs of kid shoes in our laundry room. Our shoe "needs" have definitely been met.

As I've mentioned before, we have a sponsor child, Meseret, who is not so lucky. She, along with most of this children at Trees of Glory are counted fortunate if they have one pair of shoes at all. They certainly are not fashionable and if they have them, they are most likely in disrepair.

Now that all of the kids at her care point are sponsored, we get to start working together as a team with all of the other sponsorship families to raise money for capital projects to improve the kids' living conditions. The first project is to buy shoes for each of the 84 children who are served at Trees of Glory. Below are the details on how you can make a very real difference in the life of a child by providing something that we all take for granted-SHOES:

Tender Little Feet Need Shoes!!

All 84 kids at "Trees of Glory" care-point are sponsored and are now getting nutritious meals every day! But there is still much to be done.

Two of our sponsor families contacted me asking about shoes for the kids. Knowing that most of the kids are barefoot every day - and if they do have shoes, they are falling apart on their feet - prompted these 2 families (Davidson and Primeaux families) to start making things happen so that the kids can get shoes!!

As soon as we have raised enough funds for ALL of the kids to have shoes, each child will be measured and fitted for a sturdy pair of leather, lace-up shoes with rugged soles that will withstand the rugged terrain in Ethiopia. Each pair of shoes will cost $18.

Can you provide a pair of shoes (or two or three or more) for a child who has none?

Please contact me for details ( on how to donate - or simply go to, click on "GIVE" and then complete the form for a one-time gift in increments of $18. Please be sure to specify "ET2119-SHOES" in the notes area so the funds are allocated for shoes at Trees of Glory! Please Email me if you donate so I can track our progress!!

So far - we have $425 toward our goal of $1,512 for shoes!!

James 2:14-16
14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food (or shoes:). 16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?

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