Happy Birthday Chris!Please join the celebration!
As many of you have heard me say before, I believe The Bucket Ministry is my calling. It took me a while to understand God's plan, but once I did, I gave my whole self over to it. I am blessed to work with and lead this great, God-honoring organization every day!
This year for my birthday I am asking for donations to a very specific item. Just like when I was young and scoured the Sears catalog before my birthday (and dog-eared pages so my mother could find them easily), I have found what I really, really want this year! Perhaps, it's just a little bigger...
Chris circa 1971
Our organization is serving all over the world, but one of our largest areas of work is Kenya, Africa. We have a great team there that is led by my friend, Mr. Ronald Rotich.
Ronald is currently representing The Bucket Ministry all over Kenya in approximately six counties. He either rents a car or rides the bus when he leaves his home. TBM covers the expenses for Ronald's travel, but it is costly and very limiting.
This year for my birthday I am asking all my brothers, sisters, friends and family to help me buy a gently-used 2004-2008 Land Cruiser for Ronald (and our Kenyan team) to use in the pursuit of spreading hope throughout Kenya. Not only will this service Ronald and the Kenyan team, but this will also become our transportation for teams that visit Kenya. Moreover, we have budgeted for the vehicle's maintenance, and that is reflected in its total cost. As a side note....we can haul over 100 buckets and filters in and on that car (that's about 1000 people affected by one trip)!
Why a Land Cruiser? See the video below to witness the conditions of the bush in which we reach the unreachable in the name of Jesus...
Now, I know what you are saying..."Chris, that's kind of a big gift for me to afford." One of my favorite sayings is "Do you know how to eat an elephant?" Of course the answer is "one bite at a time." You certainly don't have to eat the whole thing, but can you help me take a bite?
Now I just need a lot of people to take some bites! Any amount will add up: $5, $20, $100, $5000, $10,000!
Thank you for joining me in celebrating my 53rd year on Planet Earth! Thank you joining me in this mission!