L's 5K Run

A few months ago on this little blog of mine I began the journey of something called The Tattoo Project. Through The Tattoo Project all of you helped me raise $1,055 and provided for FOUR orphans in Africa for one year!

I was so humbled and blessed by this experience; and today, I have a beautiful tattoo that constantly reminds me of the journey that God took me on. 

Today, L is here to share more about her purpose project and her heart for the orphans. Read on to learn how you can help her and bless more sweet children.

Hey Friends!

I am so thankful to Carly for allowing me to come and greet you all here in this space of hers and to share with you something the Lord has placed on my heart. 

Following my senior year of high school, the Lord orchestrated in an incredible way a trip to Africa which was totally unexpected. You can read the details here. Since then, the Lord has been laying things related to that trip even more specifically on my heart. 

Changing me to love like He loves in many ways. Breaking my heart for those who feel unloved. Giving me a heart specifically for orphans, adoption and Africa. You'll have to watch this space to see what He continues to do with those heart stirrings. 

I have no idea what the future will hold and what the Lord has planned for us specifically yet. I am hoping doors will open for us to pursue foreign adoption at some point. Maybe even heading to Africa long-term should that be what He calls us to. 

But for now, while waiting on further leading, I feel His particular burden to care for orphans where I am now, even if unable to adopt at this point in life. To make it a priority to take action. Even if that doesn't require packing a suitcase and heading halfway around the world.

"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." --James 1:27 

The way I felt the Lord laying on my heart to care for orphans was through an organization called the Mocha Club. They are an incredible organization with existing long term projects in Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe who work to provide for orphans and vulnerable children.

So, this month I am partnering with them in doing something called a purpose project. I raise a specific amount of money for their orphan care projects, then should I meet my goal...I do a project so that my fundraising has a purpose. 

The Goal: Raise $750 for orphan projects ongoing in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe  
This will provide care for 3 orphans for a year! 

My Project:  Once the money is raised, I will be running a 5K race aiming to beat my high school record of 26mins. 
I've already started training!

How can YOU help? I am looking specifically for people to partner with me financially, helping me reach my goal. You can do that by donating to my project here.

I realize money is tight for so many people right now. Myself included. But any donation NO MATTER HOW SMALL helps achieve this goal of working together to change the lives of three orphans. I opted to give up a Starbucks latte a few times this month and instead donate to the project. (So even $5 will help!) I can't do this without your help, friend.

I would also love it if you would share about this project through social media! 
Please tweet or post to Facebook so that others may hear about this project!  

Thanks so much for reading, sharing, donating, however you are able to help! 
I am so thankful for each of you! 

Much Love! L

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