So tomorrow a great friend of mine, Christina Grace Miller, turns 28 years young. Christina was my original supervisor at Lake Pointe and over the years we grew to be partners in ministry and friends. I learned a lot from Christina over the years – not the least of which was what true selflessness looks like. This year, like she has for the past several years, Christina is asking people to donate even the money they would have spent on a card to a cause bigger than just celebrating her birth. This year Christina is asking people to support the Sophumelela Centre, which serves those in East London, South Africa who are infected & affected by the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. This is being facilitated by the Themba Foundation, a great organization grown out of lives changed by serving in South Africa which now partners with several strong, healthy and effective ministries in South Africa to not just relieve the suffering of HIV/AIDS, but to actively combat it and help turn the tide against it.
Even if you have never had the fortune of meeting my friend Christina, I’d ask that you consider helping an amazing cause. It’s nearly impossible to explain how even the smallest gift can make a huge difference, not just in someone’s life now, but for eternity.
And to Christina – Happy Birthday! I’m am exceedingly glad that you were born and that we got to share life over the past (nearly) six years. You’ve meant a great deal to me, and I will always look at the world differently because I have known you. Thank you.
Also, so you don’t think I’ve changed too much – Congratulations on not dying for yet another year, keep your wits about you and you’ll hopefully survive for another 12 months. =)
And in case you missed the link up above: http://web.mac.com/simplychristina/SimplyChristina/simplychristina.com.html