Posts Tagged ‘children’

TOMS one for one

I’m always looking for a good cause… Something unique to support that makes a difference for issues relating to poverty and justice. Not long ago, I looked into a company called TOMS shoes. What a great idea! TOMS shoes, of course… sells shoe. However, when you buy a pair, they donate one pair for a child in a third world country. That’s right, BOGO! You buy shoes and someone else who really needs shoes, gets a pair too… Every time you look at your feet you can know there’s another pair out there somewhere on a child who otherwise might not be able to afford shoes. It’s cool.So, are you looking for a new pair of shoe’s? Try TOMS shoes. A great way to give and receive all at once. For every pair of shoes you buy, TOM’s shoes will donate one pair to a child in a third world country. They are on the edge of having donated ONE MILLION pairs of shoes and think that goal could be reached by September. How great that would be.Click on the image below and you’ll jump over to TOMS shoes. You could be a part of ONE MILLION people who stepped in to make a difference in the world. Hannah and I are enjoying our TOMS shoes and we know you will to. So take a moment to visit the site, read the story, pick a style and make your mark. I know it’s overwhelming sometimes to think about the number of children who don’t have shoes… Don’t get so caught up in the tragedy, get caught in the hope. ONE FOR ONE. Sounds like a good deal to me.Have a great day shopping… and making a difference.TOMS Shoespeace.johno~

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Prayer.

I’m so blessed to have many friends and family that have taken a moment in their life to pray for me. Prayer is a powerful thing. Who can explain it? I suppose there are a countless number of books and papers on the subject… I think I have several of them on my bookshelf. However, I believe at the heart of it all, it is simple…. Childlike.

Last night our church graduated several students from “boot camp.” One of the things they were taught was the power of prayer. So, upon graduation, they all received their first assignment. Pray for the missionaries… Hannah and I.

As the children lead and adults followed, my camera was snatched from me and my good friend, Brad, took this photo.

I’m so thankful for the kids who stepped up and went to Christ on our behalf.

I’m very proud of my son, Caleb, who is right there in the front with hands laid on Hannah and myself. This was truly a happy father moment.

So to all of you who are lifting Hannah and I up in prayer, thank you. We have felt a peace that passes all understanding and a peace beyond all doubt.

peace.
johno~

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World Vision Guatemala Trip 2010

Thank you everyone for your patience. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to partner with World Vision and their efforts to bring awareness to global relief through child sponsorship. If you would like more information about child sponsorship, please contact me or visit www.worldvision.org.

Here are a few photos from my trip. It’s not all of them and I will post some still images throughout the next few weeks. Until then, here’s a little slideshow put together by the folks at Animoto.

If you would like more information about Animoto, click the link at the bottom of the this blog page under “sponsors.”

Peace.
johno~

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My video for the holydays.

I heard about a man killed in a human stampede on “Black Friday” in Walmart, by people trying to get the deal of the day. I’m embarrassed to be human.

Shawn McDonald song called “Greed” (which has really challenged my thoughts this Christmas), inspired me to make a video using clips of Black Friday I found on youtube. I’ll probably get sued… it’s worth the risk to help refocus the mindset in America the Christmas.

Consider giving the gift of a goat this Christmas.

Peace.
johno~

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