Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let it Snow!

Snow- some people love it, some people hate it. Most of all, though, it's a source of income. As I write this post, I just got paid by my neighbour for shoveling his driveway. Normally, that money would be spent on myself, but I, like several other guys on the 100-Mile Mission team have committed my shoveling money to help kids in Haiti who have never seen snow. I'm doing what I can with what I have- will you?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nurses Care - Why not Christians?

My name is Beracha and I'm on the 100-Mile team. I'm 21 years old and I currently am graduating from McMaster University's nursing program in April of 2011. I spent the day at a national nursing conference held here in Hamilton. I had such a wonderful time attending sessions being inspired, instructed, hearing from experienced nurses and meeting new nurses (Christians too). It was so exciting to watch over 800 people joining together to care for people. These men and women are passionate about caring, and passionate about peoples' lives. Each and every nurse there paid almost 200 dollars just to spend 3-4 days learning about becoming a better nurse, how to listen to people better and to learn about the current needs of our communities. These nurses willingly attended this conference - and willingly paid the money. It breaks my heart to think about the number of Christians we are trying to twist their arm or convince them to support us as we try to help those in need. This nursing conference filled up very soon after registration opened. I wish we could say that we were overwhelmed by peoples' participation in giving to the work of missions. Christ gave himself for us, yet we can't give a little money or a little time to love others? I had a lovely inspiring day, but it broke my heart to consider the reality that there aren't huge numbers of Christians joining together, sacrificing time and money to care for others. What's wrong with that picture? We've been given so much.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years 5k and Pancake Brunch

On New Years Day, the 100-Mile Mission team served a pancake brunch and ran a 5k to raise awareness for our cause. God blessed greatly, and we raised nearly $600 for the children in Haiti.
It was about 6 degrees and raining, but we perservered through it and had a great run.
Thanks to all those that participated!