It was good to be back in the DR!
We are very excited about the possibilities!
A Generous Life took a team of 19 generous individuals to the Dominican Republic in August. It was “Super Bueno”, these were the words used by our local partner Joel at the end of our meeting on the bus in the middle of a Haitian Batey. “Super Bueno”, became the words I used to describe everything great about the trip going forward. It was an awesome meeting that ended in a decision to move forward with the building of a Aquaponics System in one of the Batey’s we were working, on the land owned by our partners.
During our trip our team set up 22 water filtration systems and left an additional 11 filters with our partners on the ground. These filters will bring clean water to 4 communities and over 700 people. The team also fed more than 700 people during our time in the Batey’s. They played with the kids, sang songs to them, shared their life stories with them, and just loved on them. It was SUPER BUENO!
The team also had a few baseball players on it, so we set up a couple of baseball clinics for the kids of San Pedro. It was a blast and the team did a great job of sharing some of the fundamentals of baseball.
Looking forward to the next trip back to the DR in the fall of 2013. We will be going to help set up the first of the Aquaponics Systems in a Haitian Batey. We look forward to seeing our partners on the ground and seeing the new friends we have made.
I just read an article about a free miracle food and its got me thinking!
As A Generous Life has been researching possibilities for long term solutions for the Haitian Batey’s (click here for more info) we are working with and assisting, this article pops up out of no where with A Free Miracle Food, and its as simple as the mother’s milk. It states that over 804,000 children die each year due to “suboptimal breast-feeding”. This article reminds us at A Generous Life, that education is and should be a large part of global solutions.
Our heart is long term change in the lives of the people we partner with. We would love to see communities transformed and lives being saved. So, to all of our partners when thinking of getting involved with a specific project that A Generous Life is working on, please think outside the box. What I mean is, don’t just think how you may help financially or materially, but also think how you may be able to help with the resource of education. In addition, think about who you know that may be able to help with education for their particular problems. Together we can save lives!
It reminds us all of that old quote “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Be Generous and share your knowledge it will save lives.
It’s been a month since we announced to the world that we exist, and it’s been a crazy one at that! Over that time we have been introduced to thousands of people at 3 different venues thanks to our partners this summer.
It’s been a whirlwind of exposure and excitement. I have had the opportunity to speak in front of hundreds of leaders, and also have been fortunate to have leaders speaking to thousands of people about A Generous Life. Not to mention, water bottles have been handed out to a few thousand individuals with A Generous Life logo on it. It has been truly amazing.
In addition, our DR team trip is coming together. Flights have been purchased and plans have been made for what will be an incredible week in the Dominican Republic. The trip is not closed to anyone at this point, so we can add individuals that may be interested in joining our current team of 21 people (Join A Team Now ).
It’s been a remarkable and humbling experience. I thank all that have decided to partner with A Generous Life and all those that are considering it. A Generous Life is all about connecting the world’s generous people with amazing projects. This past month I had the privilege of meeting and talking to a lot of generous people. It gives me more than just hope that we are moving in the right direction, it confirms our direction.
Happy Memorial Day to all our Veterans!
This is a great day to honor those that have given their lives to allow us the freedoms we enjoy here is the USA. We thank them for their service.
Tomorrow will be a great day in the life of A Generous Life. We go LIVE to the World. Tomorrow morning the first of thousands of kids will be handed a water bottle like the one shown in the picture above at UCYC (United Christian Youth Camps). Over the next few months, UCYC will be handing these water bottles out to every camper and leader that attends summer camp. There are over 45 churches and organizations that will be attending the camp this summer, with over 7,000 water bottles ready to be handed out. These are exciting times!
In addition, they will be told and taught about being generous and helping others with less, as well as facts about clean water. They will be informed about our partnership, with UCYC and Beyond the Game with our Haitian Batey Project.
UCYC will be raising funds to help start the project in the Dominican Republic as well over the course of this time. If you also feel compelled to be generous, click here on Haitian Batey Project to find out more information and how you can get involved.
These are exciting times at A Generous Life, come join us and “take hold of the life that is truly life, A Generous Life!”