mercyhomesindiagroup One of my favorite poems is “Up Hill” By Christina Rossetti.  It starts this way:

“Does the road wind up-hill all the way? 
 Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
   From morn to night, my friend.”

 This describes many of our lives, so we better be enjoying what we do! My work on behalf of the orphans is a daily climb, sometimes up, sometimes down… but I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else with my time, talent and energy.

I love what I do, because I know that it matters. I also know that I can’t do it all, but I can do something. So, today, I am climbing another hill! Many of you know that Dec. 3 is set aside as a national day of giving…how perfect… right? Right before Christmas…Yes I know.

 I am so blessed to know so many generous people, so many who labor and give. I know it’s not always about giving money, but often it’s time and talents that are as valuable. So, with that, my heart is filled with gratitude knowing we can’t do it all, but we can all do something.  As I hear reports from our partners across the globe, their something is providing  brighter futures for the orphans with loving, daily care.. As donors and supporters, your something is helping finance our partner projects in some way. 

It’s important for you to know that your donated funds are sent directly to our partners for the project. You and your gifts are making a direct impact in the lives of orphans in need. My part is to continue our mission of helping our partners raise awareness and funds for building projects to better serve orphans in their care. When you donate, you become my partner in this work. It warms my heart to know that children we may never meet will have a home to call their own and for the first time in their young lives they have a sense of well being and hope for a brighter future. Here’s how you can help today. Go to this link and donate at any level. Then please share this link  on your friend network.

We’ll have matching opportunities through this campaign so give when you can! Tuesday Dec. 3 is one of those days. I’m reaching out to as many individuals as I can to personally for a donation of any kind. Our goal is 40 donors and $4,000. So, I’m going to at the very least be contacting 40 of you! Up Hill all the way my friend! The close of that poem reads:

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
   Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
   Yea, beds for all who come.

Thank you in advance for helping complete the orphan home in India. Beds for all who come!

Thank you for joining me Up Hill!