I find it very easy to talk about the children that we serve, but very difficult to talk about the necessary funds so that we can serve the children. As it is the end of the year, I thought that some of you might like to consider a special gift to help us with the work that we will do in this coming year.
We are planning two puppet conferences in South America, one in Brazil and one in Peru. We will be working again in Istanbul with Syrian Refugees and doing street shows in Northern Ireland and Ireland. We are planning to return to India as this is a country with 472 million children. In the summer, we hope to share with many children in rural Tennessee, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Next week, I am flying to Italy to help with the planting of new teams there. I hope to return to Lebanon and work with Syrian Refugees, but presently the situation there makes it impossible. Please note that I will be have cataract surgery in February and I will not be able to travel during that time.
Drake and Kelsey will be working to raise their support so that they can work full-time as the Assistant Directors. They really need your help! I have seen a tremendous increase in the quality of work that we can do with the children since Kelsey began to travel with me full time. I desperately need both of them, but the children of the world really need them. They need people to commit to monthly support. If Kelsey and Drake both receive 107 people to commit to $25 a month, then they will be able to travel with me. Please help them.
There are several ways that you can help us as we help the children. You can donate online on our website, theagapepuppets.org. You can mail a check to the following address, 6550 West Armuchee Road, Summerville, GA 30747. We are able to receive stock funds through Stiffel. If the money that you are sending is for Drake or Kelsey, then please tell me in an email or put it on the memo line on the check. Please reply to this email if you have questions about these opportunities.
Thank you for prayerful consideration of these needs. I am so grateful to every one of you who pray for us and give to us so that we can tell children that they do not have to be afraid anymore.