Continued...day 5...two more days until the big giving occasion.
I found this video tonight and remembered the past year. But there is a family downtown Minneapolis tonight that is taking a video just like this of their kid getting his first chemo treatment and looking at the year ahead and wondering what to expect. We're going to do something to help that family through HopeKids!
I was again shocked today when I checked in on the donation summary for the HopeKids event. I thought there was a type-o. You have given on Von's behalf and he is the second highest giver (thanks to you) in the whole fundraiser. Thank you! (You can see the log on his contribution by clicking here.
This day reminds me about a story in the world's best-selling book about a man named Jesus who bumped into ten pathetic looking men with some awful disease, probably much like cancer.
In the story, the men were made whole and sent off along their merry way. But one man comes back to Jesus and does something contrary to human nature-he thanks him!
My heart wells with gratitude tonight because of your participation with us in exercising a grateful heart. Together, we're like the one guy that came back to Jesus to thank him.
If you're just now joining us, we are two days away from the event and can read about why we are doing that by clicking here.
If you still want to donate something small, you can do so here.
I'm working on a way to have a whole heap of dollar bills for Von to unload from his backpack and give the HopeKids director on Sunday as a symbolic way of saying thanks to Jesus, you, and HopeKids for this past year.
And if I know Von, he is going to ask us if Darth Vader can show up to the ceremony and do the honors in a deep voice.