Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 holiday meal in sierra leone

***a big success, a giant blessing***

last week, the morning of December 20th, many were preparing for the much anticipated holiday meal that would be provided through the gracious donations from the donors and the hard work of my friend Alhaji and his fellow volunteers.

your money provided a rented hall which allowed  the guests a comfortable space to sit and enjoy...transportation to and from the a heaping plate of delicious food including rice and meat!! 

the program was scheduled to start at noon. the music played as people filed into the hall.   

this sign was hand painted for the event! there is no office max people...if you want a sign you make it yourself!!!

we sent $1020.00   this is this is the stack of leones collected from the western union office in sierra leone.  the sum was so large they asked Ahaji to return later in the day because they had to get more money from the bank!!

beautiful Emma, the head cook, working hard!  her mother is also pictured here!
on top of the food is a can of lemonade (which is a big deal) and a bag of drinking water 

enjoying the food

a few of the guest took center stage to lead all in prayers for our donors as well as each other.  most were in disbelief that people would choose to do for them while expecting nothing return! 

from the bottom of my heart i want to personally thank everyone who made the choice to donate to this mission.  i am not ignorant to the fact that this may have seemed as a bit of  a risky task, for once the money left my hands i would have no control over where it would end up.   i however had total confidence in alhaji, that he would see that the funds would be spent on exactly what it was intended for.  thank you friends and family for your support in helping me fulfill my dreams in making the world a better place one small act at a time.  you all made a difference while spreading hope to complete strangers.   that alone my friends is completely amazing!!   love always prevails!!