From Barrett’s blog…
Barrett Keene, a PhD Student at Cornell University, is walking the 3,475 miles between Miami and San Francisco to raise awareness about the realities 145 million orphaned and abandoned children face and present opportunities for people to get engaged in serving them.
Hotlanta to Nashvegas!
Praise God…911 children are receiving the school uniform they are required to have to attend school!! Through the gift of these uniforms, as much as $9,000 has been raised to provide food, shelter, and care for orphans! Also, jobs are created for parents in impoverished communities to sew the uniforms!
…God has opened doors to travel to, serve in, and experience a number of beautiful cultures. God continues to reveal how incredibly self-centered I am and our American culture truly is. This past summer while praising God through a song exclaiming, “O’ how He loves us,” it hit me that I had lived my entire life subconsciously assuming the “us” in this song was referring to me, my family, others in my church, and other people living in conditions similar to mine, etc. However, God loves US…all of us. The beautiful reality that each person is of identical value as an equal image-bearer of God is made grievous in nature every time we choose to live as if we are more important and of more value than others. In our efforts to serve orphans through the GO Project, you and I have the opportunity to provide a child with the uniform they need to attend school, create jobs for parents in some of the most impoverished communities in the world, AND fund orphan care for the miniscule price of another t-shirt or dinner out we do not need.
Read more of Barrett’s adventures in Georgia and Tennessee HERE>>
You can help support Barrett by purchasing a uniform HERE>>