Do you remember the first time you heard about Jesus? It’s incredible to know that the same message we hear and receive in a personal and intimate way is radically changing lives across the world. As you read this letter, I’m in Africa for the tenth time distributing shoes in Zambia. I can’t wait to share stories about thousands of people hearing about Jesus for the first time. Today, I am writing to share a testimony and a special opportunity for you to help us send an unexpected donation of shoes.
I am thrilled to report that our shipment of shoes was distributed in Lesotho! Our ministry partner, Josias, went to villages where orphans and those with HIV/AIDS would be blessed by this provision. He reported that many received Jesus Christ as their Savior during and after the distribution, and they benefited greatly from the free gift of shoes, especially considering the cool, rocky terrain of the mountains.
One individual, named Mamanyetse, said, “I have six children, and sometimes we sleep without food and go without clothes and shoes. We were naked, but this winter is going to be different. My six children and I will have shoes. Thank you!” Stories like this are both humbling and exciting, and as we send out more shoes there will be more testimonies of hope and restoration.
I have an immediate opportunity for you to change the lives of people who desperately need both shoes and the message of Jesus Christ. We received an enormous and unexpected donation of 16,000 pairs of shoes last month, sorted and packed from Ohio. This means that two full shipments are ready to be shipped, and it’s critical that we send them out quickly. These shoes are an answer to prayer for the urgent needs in Kenya and Tanzania, and God has provided them!
We need to raise $16,000 by June 6th to send shipments to Kenya and Tanzania.
Would you prayerfully consider helping us send them? You can be certain that your support will bring life-change to many people. I thank the Lord in advance for your sensitivity to the needs of His children, and I pray for your continual blessing as you give.
Serving Him together,
Founder/ Executive Director