Monday, December 08, 2008


Yesterday I posted about how Pastor Walter and his family were robbed in Swaziland. Today I received this update from a new friend, Deb Gangemi, of how folks can specifically help with this situation. I wanted to pass it on to my readers here at Graceland:

I heard from Jumbo Gerber on how we can best help Pastor Walter. (If you haven't heard about what happened, he was robbed two nights ago. The thieves took the money he had been saving to buy a cow for his church. You can read more on Jumbo's blog:

Here is a breakdown of the needs:

1) To replace the $540 stolen so the church can get the cow!
2) $350 to secure Pastor Walter's home.
3) $100 for a good cell phone

Tom Davis of Children's HopeChest told me donations can be made to Children's HopeChest by phone 719-487-7800 or by online donation by going to Click on the link on the right side of the page that says "Give", and in the notes section, put Pastor Walter's name.

I know we are all in the middle of Christmas shopping. I encourage each of us to consider giving a Christmas present to the man who is the pastor to the children and go-go's of Beveni Carepoint.

May you and yours be richly blessed with His brand of joy today!


Children singing and dancing at the carepoint where Pastor Walter and his family live.


Coffee Bean said...

Puts things in perspective... I will be praying!

I've got an award for you!

Elysa said...

Thanks for praying, Kelly. I just rec'd word of a good news update on the situation. I'll post about it as soon as I get the chance. Just back from shopping and then we threw lunch on the table.

Going to go check out the award fun...I hope. ;)