Some of you may realize that I have already returned from Africa. When I was there, we remained so extremely busy that my time to blog was nearly stolen completely. I hate when that is the case because truthfully blogging is something I don’t just do to update everyone what is going on, but it’s a chance to paint my thoughts on a blank canvas without any interruptions. It is rare, but I love it. I wonder if it is some sort of therapy. Anyways, there are many amazing things that unfolded while we were there. God opened doors we didn’t even knock on. He touched us once again in a way we never expected. So instead of throwing out the stories only because they don’t run in the exact time as they are being written, I am going to continue to tell them. I am actually only a week or two behind, but the stories are too great, God great, to sweep under the rug.
Before I continue with writing out the miracles that God’s hands directed, I want to inform everyone of a special event that is going on. In order to support all that Sozo Children International has been called to do, we are holding a fundraiser to inform the church (not the four walled institution, but the body of believers that are ready to build the kingdom of God) what is going on and give creative opportunities to invest in these children’s lives. More than one event is occurring but today I want to introduce and invite you to the Sozo Children International celebration dinner. Held on August 27th, 2011 at 7:00pm we will be holding a dinner at Inverness Country Club to share how Sozo began, stories that unfolded after, allow some children to speak for themselves, praise God for all He is doing, and spread the awareness of what it is that is changing lives across the world. We need you to be involved. Not want, hope, or desire, but the true need is beyond words on a blog. The need out is overwhelming, and Sozo desires to simply be a channel to allow you to pour into something that is greater than ourselves and only explained by the power of God. When it comes to channel, I want you to know how clean and pure of a channel it is. The donations that are made through Sozo Children International are set up in a way that 100% of every dollar goes to operating the orphanages. Every dollar is spent on food, clothing, shoes, bedding, supplies, school fees, and ways to develop these children into men and women of God. There is no percentage scraped off to pad our pockets. Every member of the Sozo team is completely self-supported. I have never taken a salary or any sort of cut from the Sozo donations. Some have argued we have to in order to make things work best, but we disagree. This is not a man made machine. This is a God breathed life that is taking shape that is now and will continue to be completely provided for by faith.
With all that said, I want to cordially invite you to participate in the Sozo Children International Dinner. It is an event you don’t want to miss. The impact that God could do through you, and even in you, is beyond measure. Take the step and join the church; the true church that motivates and mobilizes others to take action against suffering, injustice, and pain. Lets change children’s lives together. This is the opportunity you have been praying for.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-612-0338 for more information. Or if you want to go ahead and register your dinner or table email Misti Steed at email@example.com