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It’s that time of year again for Project Left Behind to fulfill the human touch part of our mission statement. As you’ll recall, Danielle travelled solo to Nepal last year to stay in an orphanage and to live amongst the 38 children. It was an exciting and very moving experience for her. This year, Danielle and I will both be travelling south of the border to Guatemala. We’re volunteering at Case De Guatemala Orphanage , deep in the jungle. It’s so remote that Google Earth doesn’t even show it listed as a location. We’re flying into Guatemala City on a dreaded red-eye flight and boarding a bus for a 6 hour ride into the bush. Can’t say I’m overly excited about that part of the trip. However, we’re both looking forward to meeting the children and getting to know them. Of course, we’ll post the pictures upon our return.

We recently held our Q4 board meeting for Project Left Behind. I’m actually very excited about our future and our ability to make a difference for some orphans in the world. We recently decided to fund a project for “House of Hope” that will furnish an entire house in Kenya for 16 children 12 years and under. We’re working with a contact that is ‘in country’ and is attempting to get these children off the street. Project Left Behind will be funding beds, chairs and other essentials in an attempt to make a difference in their lives by providing some semblance of safety and comfort. Imagine living on the streets as an 8 year old child! In addition, we’re only approximately $800 shy of funding education, food, and nutrition for an entire month at a separate orphanage in Molo for 77 children. If you’re able to help, please consider a tax deductible donation to Project Left Behind this year. Checks can be mailed to:

Project Left Behind

4875 Caminito Exquisito

San Diego, CA 92130

As we did last year, Project Left Behind is funding school shoes for the Aishworya orphans in Nepal sponsored by Anytime Sitter of San Diego, CA. Our projects page will be updated as we receive photos.

We’re excited and blessed to be able to make a small imprint on someone’s life. I fully realize that in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that much. However, that doesn’t diminish the importance of the project or of our mission. Our plans will continue to evolve and become more impactful. We doubled our donations in 2010 from 2009. I expect that trend to continue. As a reminder, any and all donations go directly to support the orphans. There is no overhead cost. In fact, the annual human touch trip is completely funded by Danielle and I.

Especially during this time of year, please keep all orphans in your prayers. Life is hard for all of us at times, but it’s harder for them. Imagine trying to deal with their reality as a child. I hope you have a blessed holiday season with family and friends. May an angel’s wing touch every orphaned child.


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