Thursday, January 22, 2015

 May we "Spur You to Action"

It's January, and time to start planning for a return visit to Uganda. I am looking at returning at the end of June, once our school year is over, and the Ugandan system is still in session. Maybe this year some people will join me to visit this amazing country. Turn the Page Uganda has now been able to help 66 schools all over northern Uganda. Each of the schools has selected $500.00 worth of brand new textbooks, not enough for every student to have one, but enough to change the teaching and reach more students with the information needed for them to succeed. We have so many more schools on our wait list, just hoping we will finally get to their turn. Won't you help us in one of the following ways? 

1. Use Amazon Smile whenever you order on-line. This way a portion of your normal purchases will be diverted to TTPU at no extra cost:-)

2. Spread our message to your friends. Send out a link to our page.
3. Consider making a donation. We take personal checks, and donations on-line.


Here is a quote I came across from Melinda Gates that seemed to capture the essence of why we do what we do:


LET YOUR HEART BREAK
The world is full of what seem like intractable problems.
Often we let that paralyze us.
Instead, let it spur you to action.
There are some people in the world that we can't help, but there are so many more that we can.
So when you see a mother and her child suffering in another part of the world, 
don't look away. 
Look right at them. 
Let them break your heart, 
then let your empathy and your talents help you make a difference. 
Whether you volunteer every week or just a few times a year, 
your time and unique skills are invaluable.