Friday, March 30, 2012
Photohunt/Save the world: Gigantic Garage Sale.
Artificial flowers and an artificial surf guard were for sale. The child who gave up his bear has a big heart.
Some of the busy people at the sale this morning, Mike Buckley and Nell Dickey from CBM, Jean from CBM and church, Eileen and David Asbury from Church. There were of course, many people who helped. The weather was excellent. I recall, not too long ago, I was at one where we had to rush and grab out stuff to the walk way because it rain twice.
Jean has a passion for children. I have a passion for Africa. Jean is going to Africa. My Church Mt Albert Baptist Church supported her cause. There was a monster garage sale and more than 10 members of the CBM people were here. The weather was glorious. I was there not to work, but to take photos and I made a new friend Mike.
Mike told me he wasn't going to Africa, but to India. Coincidentally, as I was driving to the sale, I heard over the radio, how people are afraid to go to India because they were afraid to catch the Indian belly. It is very admirable for people to leave the comforts of their home country to go to a third world.
Ka Pai jean, Ka Pai Mike.
Monster Garage Sale started today from 7.30am. It is a mutual help. You get rid of your clutter – household goods, furniture, clothing, books, toys, crockery, white-ware, kitchen-ware and so much more. The needy people buy the stuff cheaply and all the proceeds go to Africa. This time the proceeds go towards transporting children's Christian literature to Africa.
What is CBM?
Since 1963, CBM has been committed to “Helping You Reach Today’s Children”. We are a non-denominational, non-profit organisation with branches in several countries.
CBM depends on the prayer and gifts of interested supporters for the continuation of the work – helping Christians reach the children of the world with the positive Christian message and to disciple them in their walk.
A brief overview of the history and ministry of CBM.
What does CBM do?
1. We reach out to children in holiday camps, schools, churches and other ministry settings.
2. We train and equip those who are doing a spiritual work with children.
3. We produce and distribute high quality, relevant, life-changing teaching resources.
The theme for today's photohunt is artificial.