Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Life In Abundance Banquet

photo-1"Characterized by vast slums and an impossible job market, LIA is empowering the youth on the street by providing them with a place to live, food to eat, education and training and start up funds for a small business allowing them to create a sustainable livelihood for themselves upon completion of the program.  At the same time, we are working to prevent future generations of street children by identifying and serving female headed households with micro-loans, tutoring for their children, school supplies/fees and much more." -

J's organization, Life in Abundance International created their first documentary this past year. They hosted three banquets to premiere it at, with the second one held in Phoenix this past weekend. We had an amazing time with over 200 people who share in caring about some of the most vulnerable people in the world. The benefit dinner was held at the Phoenix Zoo and featured the documentary on street children in Ethiopia and a talk by the organization's president, Dr. Florence Muindi (who was the first person to actually let J and I come visit her in Africa almost 4 years ago when all of this began!) It was a special night and J, his parents, and his aunt did an awesome job of creating it! I also need to give a little shout out to my brother and brother-in-law who came over and watched the toddlers for 5 hours straight while I went to the event. When we returned home we were happy to find them in one piece (the babysitters, I mean!) :) 


  1. It was an incredible night!!! I am so blessed to have been invited to be a part of the evening! Hugs and love to you! :)