Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bloggin it up - with Lauren Pauls

I have been given the task of helping prepare some of the musical/drama programs for the upcoming orphanage. If you know me at all, you know that I am practically a walking, talking Broadway Show!  haha  So this is a task I am more than willing to attack. Luckily, Rick and Lisa want these songs and activities to be in English to help teach the children, so it shouldn't be too hard. I already have 20 games ready for action, with rules and equipment and everything prepared.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time Unwasted

I had the awesome privilege yesterday of watching hurting lives being changed for the better.  Not through tangible or financial means, but an extension of love through the sharing of someone’s TIME. 
We often see our ability to meet a need in direct relation to our ability to write a cheque.  But the definition of a true everyday philanthropist is someone that gives daily of their time, energy, passion, and resources.   How many great intentions would we meet if we only had the time?   Let me rephrase that… if we only took the time.

Hair today...Ghana tomorrow - a big success!

We enjoyed an amazing day at the Spa Fundraiser on November 12th -  Hair Today...Ghana Tomorrow. We had a full range of services: everything from haircutting by moi, massages with Heidi, Nutritional Counseling with Melissa, manicures with Colleen and Katie, pedicures with Angie and Katie, and a CafĂ© run by Dilya and Nargiza. (The crepes were amazing for those of you that missed out…so sad for you)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Good news from Central Asia

An update from our Dream Agents in Central Asia: We continue get excited about our “graduates “ (orphans who start living on their own) . This is Rustam and he just got a job in a store. 

Life in Mexico - Update from Special Agent, Lauren Pauls

Hola amigos.

Realization of the day: There is so much more to this 'dream agent thing' than the actual fulfilling of the dreams. Living here in Mexico with the Burseys has opened my eyes to what living a life like this actually entails. As wonderful as fulfilling the dreams is, that's just not the reality of everyday life here. Being a dream agent is so much more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Walk the Rock - a big success in more ways than one...

It's been a little over a week since the completion of “Walk The Rock” and I am still filled with a mixture of emotions.  Hiking Gros Morne Mountain has been a dream of mine for quite some time.  So, while it was planned as a fundraising event... it was also the fulfillment of a personal dream. For the eleven people that joined me,  it may have represented different things. However, we had one basic goal in common as we hiked and talked -- the fulfillment of dreams and the lives that were going to be changed because of the money that we all worked together to raise!