This past weekend, our Chairwoman of the Board Melissa Schaap again showed why it is a privilege to work with her on behalf of our friends in Kenya. After struggling all week with illness, on Saturday she spent 2 1/2 hours in cold rainy weather on behalf of 307 kids who need computers in Nairobi.
I’m not sure I could run 2 1/2 minutes in that weather, but here is our amazing Melissa’s synopsis of the race
The bad news: The weather was cold and I had a cold.
The good news: Due to lightening, they changed the swim to an additional 2 mile run. (This was God’s answer to my prayer to not have to swim in the cold with a cold!)
The bad news: The 23.5 mile bike ride was freezing and muddy and not so fun.
The good news: It’s over and I finished (with a smile on my face) in just under 2½ hours (my goal).
Why did she do it?
Shane and I have spent time with Pastor Fred and Alice (when they visited CO) who started and now run Candlelight School. They have become our friends and we admire them greatly…I can personally attest to the fact that this computer lab and computer training initiative is solid and will have a significant long-term impact on these kids’ lives.
Imagine our schools in the States (and other developed countries) without computers. Even Leyna, my pre-schooler, uses a computer at school! Now YOU can help make computers accessible to more than 300 students in Nairobi, Kenya!!!
So I’m asking you to join Melissa. No not on the next Duathalon, unless that’s your cup of tea! I’m asking you to give $10, $100, $1000…whatever you can afford to help these children have something that has been rare in their lives: opportunity. An opportunity to gain skills that can break the cycle of poverty for life.
Click here before September 18th to change a life and help up meet our goal of $4,000, which will also earn us a permanent spot on Global Giving!
Thank you Melissa.
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