Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fundraising Update

I was doing an update on my donation list and I can't believe how much I've received. Money is something I don't do well with and very scared of, so when we first began this journey down at discernment weekend in Florida, I initially balked at the idea of raising $10,000. But when things starting to get underway and up to now, I've been astounded on how everything moves so smoothly with the fundraising part.

With the responses I've received, I've gotten to really know that I'm truly blessed with a community behind me that support me and pray for me when I am down in Haiti. The generosity of the people who I've gotten to speak to and even those who I do not know but have heard about this is simply overwhelming. To say, "thank you" would be the understatement of the century. My appreciation and gratitude of the support, both in financial and in vocal support and prayer, is great. Words of encouragement given to me will be with me when I'm in Haiti and will be needed on days I might feel down or discouraged.

So there's the updated thermometer, we're almost there.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Departing...or Arriving?

It depends on how you look it at. I am departing this world and arriving to another. Above is my departing...or is arriving...itinerary. August 22. So much to do still and so little time! I had a tetanus shot today and will be going to a travel clinic tomorrow for my Hep A/B, typhoid, and malaria.

There's still time to give! Remember checks written out to St. Luke's Episcopal Church and memo'd as "Zach Baker-YASC". Mail to: 540 W. Lewiston Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Two Videos

I would also like to share with you all two videos.

The first is a viral video that has been making the rounds. It was shown to us at orientation and it captures perfectly what my fellow YASCers and I are going out to do. Listen to the lyrics and enjoy watching it!

The second video is one made by my fellow YASCer, Ashley Cameron, who is going to the Philippines. It is an introductory video of us YASC members for this year. These are the people I spent two weeks with and who I am honored and blessed to call my friends.

Unfortunately, my blog won't recognize the Youtube URL so I can only paste the link to it.



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hallelujah Anyhow

Please take a moment and read this beautiful reflection by Paul Daniels, II, a fellow YASCer who will be serving in Grahamstown, South Africa.