Sunday, September 6, 2009

Step Into Africa

I know this blog does not contain any decorating tips, but I wanted to share this opportunity from World Vision that our church, Community Church of Hendersonville, is hosting.

We are the only church in Tennessee hosting this unique event. We have over 320 volunteers signed up to make sure everything is perfectly setup and all the tours run smoothly. "Step into Africa" starts September 13th and runs through September 20th. Click learn more about "Step into Africa." The cost is FREE. We are expecting 5,000 - 8,000 people to tour the exhibit next week. Each person will experience the exhibit with a headset and is guided by the voice of a child in Africa. The purpose of this event is to create awareness about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Click here to view a video. After you tour the exhibit our church is offering the opportunity to sponsor a child. So many children in Africa are orphaned, both parents have died from AIDS and these children are left to fin for themselves. Jerry and I have been sponsoring a young girl, Julieth Issac Nassary, for almost two years. We know we can't help everyone, but we can help someone. The cost is only $38 per month.

A lot of people ask "How do you know if the money is really going to the children?" World Vision is accountable to a third party company; 87% of the funds given to World Vision goes directly to the children only 13% is used to run the organization.

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