I am so thankful for everyone who has given to our Sheltering Nepal rebuilding fund! #HopeinHumanity
$1,000 has been raised which equals about 20 shelters built! Each shelter can hold up to 5 families, that means at least 100 people have been helped through this giving!
I know many families are still suffering without shelter or food, but I am HOPEFUL that international neighbors and friends of Nepal are sharing their burden and doing more good than I will never know. Because we have seen such generosity, all the thousands of other people who are working hard to help Nepal, they must be making strides to.
Even though the rebuilding process will take time, the little moves we make forward together are life changing for those individuals involved.
I wish I had testimonies and stories to share, names and places of families being helped, but I don’t. And you know why? Because our friends are hard at work traveling and visiting those in need in villages. They are tired, they are suffering through the heat of the monsoon and they honestly don’t have time to sit and communicate long stories to me…but I trust that lives are being changed! And when the time is right, I will hear those stories and pass it along!
Thanks for being a part of Nepal! You can give or share our Sheltering Nepal fundraiser by checking it out on YouCaring.com. Click here to see the Sheltering Nepal fundraiser!
Please remember anytime you buy a My Color Friends paperback book, $5 will also go to this fundraiser for Nepali families!
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Our third annual family adventure with baby elephants in Nepal! It was so much fun!
Read all about the Elephant Festival and learn about Asian elephants in Graceful Grey, Asian Elephants at Work and Play by S. L. Poulton! Now available for Nook, iBooks and more! Click here for Graceful Grey on Kindle!
The kids loved it til they saw the shrimp, then they freaked out! Oh Asia, how we love thee.
My Current highlight is that on Mon we taught everyone how to make playdough, goop, finger paint, etc and instead of weird looks and/or guilt b/c we are “wasting food”, everyone happily took off with the ideas! And now we are step 3 into making piñatas with balloons!
meeting new friends, including the team from Australia that is helping!
A chance to do/ work on something, a challenge
We’re out of the house
The kids are active and involved with the local playschool (mostly our 2.5 year old)
Using my organizational skills for the greater good of common man…
Trying to organize everything takes a lot of effort! No rest!
Kids’ schedules are thrown off, eating and nap times…boo, hoo!
Oh and poor Levi has picked up this heart breaking “mmmaaammmmaaa” cry from the new unsettled little ones…
And the worst–
Being told “that’s a good idea…for YOU…but we can’t…” Obviously, this last one is the most discouraging, but it is a common attitude in Asia and did not surprise me. Even though that ugly attitude came up, by the end of the week, we were making breakthroughs in people’s thinking and beginning to see things clicks.
We have a few more days of the seminar and hopefully we can celebrate the end with a candy raining from the sky (or from our piñatas)!
Book Note: Started on Brown today!