Several of you know, but many do not, that I have taken a more active role in helping with the House of Hope of the Pee Dee. I’ve known about this organization for years and contributed in minor ways (donating clothes to the thrift store, driving the bus for them, participating in United Way giving, etc) but I’ve never taken an active role. A friend has asked me to become a board member. I’ve never sat on a board, except when I played baseball… I sat on the bench. I’m very active in the day to day events at ACS Technologies, but I know little about running an organization like the House of Hope. Thankfully, I don’t need to help run the organization. My goals are simply to assist in raising money for them (not necessarily my gifts but they have significant needs) and to assist in their technology solutions (definitely my gift). I’m sure they’ll ask for more later. So, Here goes…
On April 29th, 2013, The House of Hope will have their only fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $15. (See me for other options). The event will be held at First Presbyterian Church here in Florence. There will be desserts, a concert, and an opportunity to hear from current residents who are being impacted by the programs of the House of Hope. These people are just like you and I. Some have just fallen on hard times. Most of them aren’t lazy…. Most are not just waiting around on the government to help them out. They have a story. They have feelings. They are someone’s family.
So, if you’d like to attend this event, let me know. If you can’t attend and would like to offer support, please let me know. If you think you can support this group in any way, please let me know. In other words, let me know….
Dean “the guy who is terrible at fundraising” Lisenby
Today, I’m trying to help someone who is struggling to find their way. This scripture comes to mind:
Hebrews 5:11-14 – The Message translation (which I don’t normally use but works as a near–modern-day-English translation)
I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby’s milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God’s ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong.
So, I try to apply this scripture to life (non-religious application) with kid gloves…. here’s a simple change of words:
I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teaching others your job, yet here I find you need someone to sit down and guide you, someone to go over the basics on your job again, starting from square one—baby’s milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in finding ways to improve; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong. It’s time to step up.
Now, tell me where I’m going wrong, please? What area do you (and by that I mean, I) need to step up in?