Friday, August 28, 2009

A note from Amy Antonelli, Executive Director of Rising Star Outreach

Rising Star Outreach is honored to welcome Tal and Anita Eyre to campus in 2010. They will be working in the leprosy colonies of Southern India providing medical assistance and micro-loans and at the school teaching children from the leprosy colonies. Due to the stigma associated with the disease, leprosy still claims victims in India every day. The Eyres will help Rising Star Outreach provide those families with tools to live a productive, happy life.

When Tal and Anita first expressed interest in coming to volunteer, their enthusiasm was obvious. Though they've never even seen the leprosy colonies, they still they feel compelled to give of their time and serve them. It will be interesting to see how Tal and Anita will add to the Rising Star story by sharing their unique gifts and talents. We felt strongly that they have something important to contribute, and we can't wait to see what it is.

My challenge to you is to support them, follow their blog, and join them in their service through your prayers and emails. India is hot, sweaty, and dirty - their work will not be easy. At the end of their visit they will likely be more exhausted than they've ever been in their lives. But in the process, they'll have been changed for the better in ways they can't imagine, and they will have changed the lives of those they serve. Be a part of that change as you partner with them to bless the lives of those with leprosy.


Amy Antonelli
Executive Director
Rising Star Outreach

Monday, August 24, 2009

A note from Linda Harper, President of Care for Life

We got our tickets to Mozambique this past week and we couldn't be more excited! Check out this note that the President of Care for Life sent us for our blog:

Care for Life is certainly excited to have Tal and Anita join us in Mozambique this year. They will be working in all of our 8 communities but particularity in the community of Mungassa. Our Family Preservation Program is a 3 year program, Mungassa will graduate from the program and will celebrate its freedom from Care for Life in November while Tal and Anita are with us. Tal and Anita will be meeting personally with the families of Mungassa to record their great accomplishments towards self reliance and a better life. The difference the Family Preservation Program has made in this community is amazing. This information is vital to our data that shows the success and progress that has been made. Please visit our Web site for more information, and if you would like to donate to the work that Care for Life and Anita and Tal are doing be sure to visit the donate tab. If you do donate be sure to note that you are donating in behalf of Anita and Tal in the "Message to merchant box"

Thank you for your support,

Linda Harper
Care for Life

Monday, August 3, 2009

Donation Button!

Thanks to our good friend Jared, we now have a donation button on our blog! The Wedding Travel Fund will be used for our travels over the next year. One of the things that Anita and I are both passionate about is learning from being in new places. We love to travel and any financial support for our upcoming trip would be greatly appreciated.