Often as we grind and “hustle” our way through building our businesses, we start to lose a part of ourselves. At least, that’s how it’s been for me over the last 20 years. We look at chasing the almighty dollar almost like a religion, and we start to feel more and more empty inside. I’ve been reflecting and focusing on this over the last few years, and I have decided to do something about it. First, I took some time to build a spiritual relationship with God, and with myself and my family. Second, I’ve looked at those around me to whom I can make an impact. I’d like your help and we can grow together! Would you be willing to help leave a legacy in this world with me? Can we all start looking both inward and outward to improve the world around us? #givefirst
Let’s start chipping away at these large problems together. Problems like hunger, the environment, equality, loneliness, obesity, homelessness, and much more are begging for people to make a difference every single day. We can’t tackle them all at once, and we can’t even tackle one of them all at once. What we can do, is try every day to make a small difference, which leads to many of us making small differences everyday, which then leads to many of us making a big difference over time. I feel strongly that we are called to serve, and for those legacy-minded individuals, which is better……a legacy of giving and making an impact, or fast cars and fancy homes? I’d prefer the first and I hope you will join me.
We would like to connect you with our family, our family mission, and an opportunity coming up next month for you and our family. I rarely ask for anything, but I feel strongly about our upcoming family mission. We have prayed hard to find ways to make an impact and a legacy in this world, and we believe this is the start of something amazing. Our family mission most recently has been to find more ways to give back. We go with #givefirst in our family, and we feel we have the perfect opportunity coming up.
We are very excited to head to Peru later next month where we will be working with a community center in Lima and an orphanage in Cusco to help underprivileged children. Among other things, we think this will be a great way to show our kids first-hand the value of giving to the less fortunate and how they can make a direct impact on people’s lives. We feel that our kids’ focus on Spanish should make their interactions with Peruvian kids even more meaningful and they are really excited to help.
For the trip, we are joining our dear friends the Unruhs and their kids, we are blessed everyday to know them. The Unruhs have partnered both with the Elim Orphanage in Cusco as well as the Lost Children of Peru community center in Lima, so we’re excited to piggy-back off of their history and prior experiences in Peru. Among other things, our goal is to bring supplies to the children at both locations.
Our family is not asking for anything for ourselves as we just feel blessed to be able to go down and help. However, as part of this effort, we are asking if you are interested to donate some funds to help cover some portion of the estimated $3500 to cover building 1 house, and then we are looking to raise $100,000 to help re-build the Girl’s Home in Elim. We are also using a portion of the donation for supplies to paint and repair sinks in the existing girl’s home.
If you can’t provide a monetary donation, we are also collecting phones and laptops for the school and the girl’s home as well. Please drop those with me, or send them to us and we will take them down to Peru with us.
Please do not feel obligated to contribute, but, if this is of interest, you can donate by clicking on this LINK: and receive a tax deduction. Alternatively you can donate with cash or check, with checks being made out to ‘Come Unto Me’. If you can make a corporate donation, please and THANK YOU!
Again, there is no pressure, but any contributions will be very much appreciated and should go a long way.
May we all be blessed in this world, may we create prosperity for ourselves and others, and may we always think about what we can #givefirst and build the better world that we want to see in our lifetime, and for our kids.
Cheers, and God Bless!