Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As many of you know I am involved with three very worthwhile causes that are all very near and dear to my heart. All three of them require an almost constant need to raise funds. Therefore, I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to help these causes with the limited amount of time I have.
Last year I biked 1,000 miles between May 1 and August 1. I was able to accomplish my goal with the help of some dear friends, Steve Robine and Lee Walters, who biked a lot with me. Thanks guys!
As man of you also know, I've acquired a few too many extra pounds on my body the last few years. I need to get rid of it so I am healthier and can better serve you as a pastor. So I've decided to change it up a bit this year. Here's what I'm going to do:
Between this past Monday, April 3 and Friday, September 1, I plan on losing as much weight as possible and as is healthy for me to lose. My goal, the Lord willing, is 100lbs. which averages out to about 2/3 of a pound a day.
I am doing this solely by exercising a lot and eating right. Biking is still going to be a big part of it.
I would like all of you to consider sponsoring me with a pledge of money per pound. It can be $100, $10, $1, .50, or whatever per pound. The amount is up to you.
You will also have your choice of three different causes to donate to.
Lead a Child-- An organization that raises money for Lutheran churches and schools in third world countries so that kids can go to school, get a quality education, and learn about Jesus. (Go to www.leadachild.org to learn more)
Warren County Literacy Inc.--- Helping children achieve and grow in literacy in Warren County. Our main emphasis is the bookcase project in which bookcases and books are donated to between 60-80 children from the Youth In Need and Headstart programs in Warren County. We also have several "Little Free Libraries" around the county. (Check it out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Warren-County-Literacy-Inc-1763714847229903/?ref=bookmarks or http://www.warrencountybookcaseproject.org/
Warren County Pregnancy Option Center--- This will be a place where expectant mothers and fathers can go and get counseling, coaching and referrals to medical services they need so that they can keep their child or give it up for adoption. Our first annual banquet is Thursday, April 20 at 7pm at Holy Rosary, and I still need two people to fill the table. More info will be coming soon about a Facebook page and websites.
Please reply to this email if you'd like to pledge, and I will record it for you!
I started out at 336lbs on Monday, and I have lost 2 lbs already. Please pray for me and for this endeavor! Keep me accountable!
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