Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Could a Church Secretary Start an Orphanage?

Paula Leen did. In 2002, she took her life savings and donations from two friends and started the Murwira Orphanage on 20 acres of drought-scorched hills and scrub brush in the east African country of Zimbabwe. And THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, February 13 @ 6pm, her nephew Carl Wilkens will be telling us all about it during our Valentines for Africa benefit banquet. Cost is $15/person and reservations are required. You do not have to be a member of Toledo First to participate. Please call 419.882.6200 or email: dee@toledofirstadventist.org to reserve your seat now!!! Click here for a map and directions.

We're trying to send her $5k. If you cannot attend the banquet, but want to help her feed 2k orphans/day, make your checks payable to: Toledo First Church and your tax deductible gifts will be added to the monies we raise Saturday night. Small things done with great love still change the world!

Click pic to learn more about Murwira Orphanage

Click here to read an interview with Paula by Pastor Rachel
Click here to read the Toledo Blade "Valentines for Africa" blurb

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