Sunday, February 13, 2011

sixty feet

while I was at the created for care retreat I learned about a ministry called sixty feet.  on saturday evening we watched an incredible movie about this beautiful organization, and listened to one of their team members speak about how God is working through them in Uganda.
when I went to see this short film about this ministry I expected it to be like something I'd already seen before...about orphan care or adoption or poverty.  I wasn't prepared to be shocked by what I saw.  and I most definitely was. 
sixty feet doesn't just care for orphans.  they are changing the lives of wrongly confined orphans.  they are "an action-based organization created to bring hope and restoration to the imprisoned children of africa".  you read that right.  wrongly imprisoned children.  3 words that don't belong anywhere near each other.  but it's real.  and it's really happening. 
sixty feet is working to help children trapped by a life where they are locked up, living in their own filth, and have little to no food or supervision. 
I really want to encourage you to go to their website and read their story. 
I picked up a little flyer at their booth about doing a cupcake fundraiser with your kids.  I told eden that maybe we could make valentine cupcakes to try and raise money for orphans in uganda.  she was all about it.  we baked up about 4 dozen cupcakes and took them to our church that we LOVE...that meets in a coffee shop called the percolator.  she raised $150 from 40 or so heart-sprinkled cakes. 
we are so thankful to be a small part of helping this ministry take care of these sweet children.

so. what are you waiting for? go make some cupcakes, too!


Rebekah said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!!! We will have to steal it from you. I volunteer for An Orphan's Wish and am always trying to think of ways to raise money for them while getting Brooklyn and Robert involved. Look for our cupcakes soon!

tin can photography said...

ok, i think i cry every single time i read your blog. i love your precious family and the way you light the path for your beautiful girls. big hugs to you all.

because HE first loved us said...

Go Eden! Go Momma! That is the best thing I've seen in a long time. What a wonderful what to teach your children about God's Kingdom! And, by the way I am super impressed by your photography ...I love your style! I guess our photo class at the retreat worked ;)