Thursday, April 29, 2010

quick recap

Monday, the 19th, I took off from Florida. 

First stop- visiting the Livesays in Waco, Texas. It was SO good to see them all... but the trip was too short. On the flight there, I was hit with a mix of feelings and emotions. Seeing the Livesays (and I also got to hook up w/ Vivien for a little bit) brought back all of Haiti. It brought all the times and memories from Haiti and the earthquake rushing back. It's easy to put something aside when you can just avoid thinking about it. ANYWAY, I had an awesome time there. Paige and I hit the streets of Waco.. and... well... just hung out like the 'old days'. 

Then, on Friday I said good-bye to Texas, cowboy boots and all, and headed for Surprise, Arizona.  Here, the board members of Leve Project meet up for our first official, in-person board meeting. We got TONS of work done and meet with a couple of churches. It was a really productive trip. 

As of last night, I'm back in Florida for the time being. I met up with the people doing our website today... things are looking good and our website should be up and running by the beginning of next week. 

And that's all for now. If this gets longer, I could no longer title it "quick recap". 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Marie Rose lost her home, her possessions and, most devastatingly, 3 of her 4 children in the Jan. 12 Earthquake. Read her story here. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010


SNL sketch of Penelope. Funny stuff.

Friday, April 9, 2010

moving forward

Because we are so excited about what we are doing, we've all been working hard to get things done and move forward with Leve Project. And moving forward we are!! 

Our business bank account is set up and active. Eric is still vigorously working on the 501c3 paperwork. It seems more keeps popping up for this! However, he was able to speak to an IRS agent who was very helpful and provided useful information. We are wanting to be as thorough and complete with the paperwork the first time so it doesn't hold us up later. The agent did give us some good news-- we are able to go ahead and accept donations while our 501c3 status is pending. One church as already committed to being a monthly supporter for us. I will be going to Arizona late April for a board meeting; while there, we have a couple other churches lined up to speak with about Leve Project. However, it's going to take many people and churches joining together as one body, like the church did in Acts 2:42-47, for Leve Project to be successful. We will need PRAYER, DONATIONS, ENCOURAGEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

Please consider how you can be involved with Leve Project as we strive to impact and completely change the lives of Haitian families and street kids. If you would like more information or have questions, please contact me at:   If you would be interested in getting your church or a small group involved, we would love to provide you with a powerpoint you could present. In the next few weeks, we will have information & business cards ready to go. 

Along those lines, we have also have a website in the works. We are very excited to be working with a company here locally in Florida, where the CEO attends church with Gretchen. TurtleApps is a professional iphone apps design and developer. We've been working together the past several days to get all the info together and get ideas on the table. Our website, which will be, will be up and running in 2-3 weeks. 

Leve Project will also have it's own blog to help keep you in the loop. I will be keeping my blog and it will often be about Leve Project... but here on my blog... it will be more of my own personal thoughts and whatever else I feel like saying!! Leve Projects blog is HERE. (Right now it is all the info you are seeing on my blog... but keep it on your radar & keep checking it, soon I won't be doing these type of posts here!)