Cause 6000

We are in full planning mode for this years Vacation Bible School! This years theme is Operation Overboard “Dare to GO DEEP with GOD!”.
Last night we had our first planning meeting and to go along with our “water” theme I am so excited to say that I shared my idea for our mission, CAUSE 6000. My dear friend, Deanna Bell’s daughter, Liz and her best friends, Ashley Stinson and Kayla Sutton started CAUSE 6000. Cause 6000 is a non profit to help the people of Guana have clean drinking water. After attending the DO GOOD experience in Atlanta, Ga in the summer of 2010 they left feeling empowered to DO GOOD!! I would say that having a goal that summer to raise $5,000 to build a well was doing good!! Now almost 2 years later these 3 girls along with lots of support from Christ Church in Hickory, NC  they have rasied $70,000 and built 12 wells. HOW AMAZING!!!! Kayla has just finished her freshman year of college, Ashley is heading to UNC-C and Liz to CAROLINA this fall, even with having all these big changes in their lives they are heading to Africa the end of June. Words can not express how proud I am to know these girls. I pray everyday that my child will make a difference in the life of others, what a fine example these girls are!!

Cupcakes for a Cure

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Cupcakes for Cures is Asheville’s Cupcake Faceoff created a group of cupcake loving, cancer fighting Ashevilleans.
Professional bakers, amateur bakers and youth bakers compete for bragging rights and fantastic prizes all while raising funds to find cures for cancer. Bakers can enter multiple culinary creations in true Asheville categories like Best Beer Cupcake, Best Gluten-Free Cupcake, Best Holiday and Special Occasion Cupcake, Best Birthday Cupcake and Best Local Foods Cupcake.
About: We are raising money to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find cures for cancer because it is projected that in 2010 over 1,000 Ashevilleans will hear the words, “you have cancer.”
Cancer affects everyone. It touches everyone. Me, my family, my friends EVERYONE! I am going to JUST DO IT! I have ALWAYS dreamed of competing in a Food Competition and I think this is MY CALLING!!! It is really soon and Lord only knows what I will pull out!!
To enter as an Amateur which I AM! You do a $30 tax deductible donation for each entry. I think I am going to do 2. My CLASSIC all time fav Very Vanilla maybe my 2nd fav Chocolate Orange Crush and maybe a BEER entry umm, that is 3 well, maybe 3. Huh?

What do you think???