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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Miniature Golf Anyone?

So here it is. The biggest college football game [USC vs. Ohio State] of the season, so far anyways, but first, I have something else to take care of.

This Saturday, September 13th, I am playing in a 100 Hole Miniature Golf Tournament to raise funds for Adventures in Life Ministry, where I work. That's right! For a few hours I'll be putting on Anthills, over water, and tilting at windmills. All for a good cause.

As part of our ministry working with churches in Mexico, we are developing a new ministry to help ranchers and farmers increase their crop yields and water retention methods in Oaxaca.

This is where the rubber meets the road folks. Many people here in the US complain about the influx of undocumented or illegal immigrants from Mexico. The primary factor driving this is a lack of economic opportunity in their home country.

Our efforts in this area will directly address these issues.

It is as simple as this. If you could not feed, clothe, and care for your family, wouldn't you do whatever was necessary to accomplish that? It is the same for a Mexican family. Most would choose to stay in Mexico if they felt that in doing so, their family could survive.

So where does miniature golf come in? The funds we raise Saturday will help us develop this ministry and provide the necessary training to give hope to some of the poorest people in Mexico.

So... if you want to be part of helping Mexican farmers increase their crop yields and be better able to provide for their families, click here and on the form, note Mini Golf. We are asking people to sponsor us for $1.00 a hole, [$100.00 for the day] but any amount you can give will be a big help.

Also know that your donation will be tax deductible, you won't have to leave your home to feel good about helping someone, and you can literally be part of changing lives for the better. I'd love to have you on my team.

Oh yeah, the game... USC wins by two touchdowns. Fight On!

Comments on "Miniature Golf Anyone?"


Blogger Diana said ... (2:27 PM) : 

Have fun tomorrow! Wish I could be there!


Blogger Patrick M said ... (5:15 AM) : 

You're definitely right about the immigration issue. I'm hoping your good works will be another step in solving that problem.



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