It’s Black Friday and I know in North America that means shop-ping… and lots of it, but can I ask you to consider spending some of your hard-earned dollars in a different way? This Black Friday I’m hoping will be a much more purposeful spending spree for you as we partner together to make a difference in this world.
Tomorrow, I’m helping run a socially distanced and MUCH NEEDED Single Mom’s event with the leadership of Braeside Camp. The PAOC has been committed to helping Single Moms for years with events in many of the districts across Canada. I’ve spoken at a few but the girls who attend the one at Braeside in Paris, Ontario have become my sisters… my friends.
Over the past few months, I’ve heard countless stories how difficult Lockdown has been during Covid-19. Some mothers have gone months without any help, stuck inside small spaces with young kids, having to be teacher, parent & friend… an impossible task. The financial toll has been overwhelming for much of this group. Forbes magazine and many other publications have written about the disproportionate socio-economic fall-out for women with job loss rates highest for the feminine gender.
As a team, it’s our desire to help lighten their load. Because of restrictions, we’re not able to run the normal weekend retreat for moms and kids but we’re hosting as many mom’s as we’re allowed and making sure everyone is kept safe, giving the moms a day away to get pampered and receive spiritual refreshing. Each mother will leave with food to take home and gifts provided by donors.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
I’m asking if you might partner with me to help the Single moms by donating to provide one book per attendee. The 10 Best Decisions a Single Mom Can Make: A Biblical Guide for Navigating Family Life on Your Own. I was introduced to the author, PeggySue Wells by her publicist. I can’t wait for you to hear her interview on Soul H2O Radio in December. This book will help these women and I wish I had this information when I was in the thick-of-it. If enough donations come in, we can even send them out to all the Single Moms on our full list. Parasource, Canada’s Online Christian Retailer has offered the books at a discounted rate, so making this dream a reality is within reach.
Months ago, I finished the training for my charitable status to help cover expenses of running a ministry. I’m thankful to be able to offer you a tax receipt for each donation over $10.00 whether you’re from Canada or the USA.
I’m also making you aware of another opportunity to make a difference in a woman’s life… a woman behind bars. For years, I’ve been providing my book, Water In The Desert to a detention center in Canada where a chaplain helps women use the book and Study Guide. I would love to be able to give more this Christmas. Your partnership in these two female-focused endeavors is will make a difference!
- A Donation of $15 covers the expense of getting PeggySue’s book to a Single Mom.
- A Donation of $20 provides a copy of Water In The Desert to a woman in prison this Christmas.
- Any Donations, whether monthly or one-time to help fund the ministry would be greatly appreciated.