UPDATE: Friday 7:44 a.m. DONE!! You guys rock!
UPDATE 10:41 p.m. We are $173 from reaching our goal of sending 20 Ugandan kids to school. That means if we can get $86.50 in donations and add our match, we will meet the goal! Would be SOOO cool to do it in one day!!!
Two years ago we decided to start sending the kids to Christian school. It was actually the year that Beza and Luke would be coming home (mid-school year) and we felt the smaller classroom and biblical-based curriculum would ease the transition and give them the Godly foundation for their life in our family.
Last year we struggled with the decision of re-enrolling the four kids – torn by the cost and whether we should be spending that money on a Christian education when it could go so far to help those in need across the world. It’s that continual balance we fight to find between our needs and wants (and what we feel is important for our kids) and helping others.
Well, two weeks after school started last fall we found out that Luke and Beza qualified for a $6,000 scholarship, reducing our total tuition by half. We were also blessed with friends who used the Arizona Christian School Tuition tax credit which further reduced our costs.
God knew the desire of our hearts (Christian education AND helping others) and provided.
While we originally thought the scholarship was a one year only thing we have been blessed to apply for and receive the scholarship for this year as well.
Because of God’s blessing we want to pay it forward and one of the ways we’re doing that is to help these beautiful kids at one of World Orphans projects in Uganda go to school. Education is a VITAL piece in breaking the cycle of orphaning and abandonment.
There are 20 kids. School fees are $62 each.
So here’s the challenge…
We’ll match every dollar you guys donate on our campaign page
until we reach the goal ($1193) and all these kids school fees are paid.
If you donate $36, we’ll donate $36 and that’s one child educated.
We’ll match any amount $1, $5, $100.
Because no challenge is any fun without a deadline we’re going to give you ONE WEEK!
How to Give:
- Go to our campaign page.
- There’s buttons for $5 and $40 donations or you can click “other” and enter any amount you want.
- You can pay by debit, credit or echeck.