AI- 6th Season's America Gives Back April 25, 2007 8:58 PM
Fifty years ago today, at age 7, I was getting settled in our new missionary community near a hospital in West Africa. Over the the next 2 1/2 years I had free-run of the hospital and spent extensive time rocking orphaned babies in the maternity ward, and, playing with the children at the small orphanage across the road. I saw the deepest poverty. We visited 20 countries around the globe, but the wonderful Africans have remained with me in my soul. Now, living in Ohio's Appalachian region of rampant poverty, my heart cries for the families here.
Tonight we watched the American Idol "America Gives Back" special, I cried many tears of sadness, yet tears of happiness when seeing those wonderful sweet African faces again, and, see America's poverty, too. Therefore, I am asking not just a personal favor, but a favor for the future of our world, when I plea:
Won't you, PLEASE, donate to this wonderful compassionate endeavor?