Thursday, August 28, 2008

Anyone feeling up to a rummage sale?

Well friends, we are officially here at the end of August and we have come SO FAR with your gracious support of this vision. Now, we are down to the wire financially. With an initial goal of $4,100... I'll have to admit, we knew that it would pretty well have to be God if this was going to come together.

$3,777.00 later... we are BLOWN AWAY! Thank you all SO MUCH for your help. One family even made TWO contributions! Now THERE'S an idea!

What an absolute blessing you have all been.

To give you an update, we are still going to miss the mark... not by much... but it's a miss nonetheless. A few bills remain that we cannot pay... and with a hurricane on the way, it probably goes without saying that some supplies are in order. I'm thankful either way but I won't lie, getting this close, only to fall so short... is kind of a bummer.

While we are getting geared up to be drenched by HANNAH (how appropriate... our teenage daughter is named Hannah... she'll be the death of me after all !!!), I wanted to encourage any of you who might wanna sell some lemonade, have a rummage sale, or drop some junk on craigslist... please consider what you can do to put us back into the black. It genuinely won't take much and it will really make this month one heck of a success story.

So you know, I am already booking dates to work in September and November. In other words, I wasn't lying when I said it was just for this month. You are not getting roped into anything here. Help us swing for the fences just one last time.

You say you want some proof? You wanna know what we have ACTUALLY BEEN DOING this month? Well, okay then. Fair enough.

If you need a little encouragement, click here for a 2 minute peek at some video from this month's labor. Granted, there are nearly 30 MINUTES of really great, highly polished content, so forgive me, but I can only let a little bit of it "out of the bag" at the moment.

In other news... a music video premiere is imminent (in connection with a simultaneous single from a major-label band). Our official website is being designed (as we speak) and is being strategized for an exciting launch. Our ability to process credit and debit cards is underway and we have also begun the process of securing airtime for this 30-minute TV fundraising campaign.

You want more? Okay!

Our school's location in Haiti HAS BEEN OFFICALLY SECURED! I'm telling you what... this has been one SWEET SWEET MONTH.

Help us crack the bottle over this ship and let her sail.



If you wish to send us some support, you may do so one of two ways:

For those who would like a tax-deductible receipt please make your check out to ReNET and designate it for “Haiti”. ReNET is acting as our 501(c)3 umbrella while our own application is in process. You may then mail that check to

2867 N. 200 E.
Anderson IN 46012.

If you don’t need a receipt then you can just make the check out to Luke Renner and send it to us directly. If you wanna do that, let me know and I will email you our home address.

Either way, I would appreciate an email alerting me to the incoming support so that I can keep track of where we’re at.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

That sneak peak is AMAZING! We are so excited to see and be a part of how God moves through your gifts, your family's ability to follow blindly in faith at any cost, and calling others to recognize that a part of the "body" is broken and needs help. Thank you for your obedience.