We just wanted to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for donating to our fundraiser, helping with our garage sale, buying boutique headbands, and supporting us along this journey. Our garage sale raised over $1900 and with very generous donations from family and friends our current total is at: $3,974 raised. I am so excited to help this organization and know that this money will save lives and save families!
Not sure about you but I have lost too many people to the power of addiction. My friends have lost loved ones, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews. kids who are just kids are losing their souls. I can barely watch the news without this terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that something is desperately wrong with this world. Innocent children and families are being destroyed by the power of drugs. Praise God some of them have overcome and won’t look back, but still others have lost their life, or others are in my daily prayers to find help and the families are left to wonder what this is all for. Why this world is so cruel to take our innocent youth and somehow before our eyes it is too late. Teen Challenge is such a good program, their year-long program is necessary for so many and without the support of you and me so many would not have the chance to go through it. Thank you again for honoring my brothers memory.
We would love for you to join us!! Last year we had so much fun and loved having the support of family and friends walking with us in memory of Grant and in honor of everyone fighting the battle of addiction. Show MN Teen Challenge your support by walking with us on Sunday!!! Come on, you can even register your pet!! The have a day full of fun…. bounce house, inflatable slide, balloon art, and face painting for the kiddos, cotton candy, lunch, concert by the choir! To do so…. go to this link http://www.crowdrise.com/inmemoryofgrantsawyer and click on join…. it’s that easy! See ya Sunday! 😉
Harriet Island in St. Paul, MN
Sunday, September 29, 2013
11:00am-1:00pm: Registration, Fund Collection, Picnic Lunch & Kids’ Corner
1:00-2:30pm: 5K Walk
2:30-3:00pm: MnTC Choir & Program
Also, as I was sifting through the website of NM Teen Challenge I noticed the group “Know the Truth” and was curious what it was. It is a prevention program that speaks to our youth. In the month of November alone they will speak at 40 middle and high schools. They also have educational events for parents. Let us pray that this program touches many lives and saves some of our youth from following this path. http://knowthetruth.mntc.org/