Well Folks, it's official...My departure date (from Nashville) is set, and ticket bought for June 20th.
Just incase you missed my FB note, here is the latest update on my adventures:
...I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by, and at the same time feel like June can't come soon enough! As the saying goes,"So much to do, so little time..." I am so humbled and grateful to all of my family and friends, old and new, who have affirmed me in this new adventure.
As the babies (and the numbers of babies) in the nursery at The Hands and Feet Project have grown, so has the possibility of fulfilling the vision that God gave me several years: to bring light and hope through love and education to the littlest ones in the developing world, who are the most vulnerable, disadvantaged, disabled, neglected, and forgotten. What better place to start than the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere??!! In addition to supervising the newborn nursery, I have also been given the opportunity to create a "Learning & Play Space" for the toddlers and young preschoolers at HAF. This will be a place where they can be nurtured and taught in a small group setting with lots of 1:1 attention to meet their individual over-all developmental needs. I have also been extended an invitation to teach in the preschool class at the school where the older children attend, and I haven't even met the director of the school in person! The favor of God is so amazing!
But, I need your help... It takes both money and materials to create and sustain a project like this long-term. If you have donated materials already, THANK YOU!! Some things have already been transported to Haiti, but since shipping is currently limited to the space in 2 checked bags, it may take a while to get everything there. (Unless I can recruite a few more willing souls to come bring light and hope to Haiti...and carry a few extra bags!) :) If you would like to partner with me financially, you can find out how at http://kylealmgren.wikispaces.com/file/view/Kyle_Sponsorship_Card.pdf. I would also be happy to provide a hard copy of my card for any one who is interested. Also, if you live in the Nashville area, and are in need of household items of any kind, please let me know. I probably have it, and I need to get rid of it! ;) I am so blessed to have all of you in my life. Thank you for giving me the support and courage to pursue my dreams to change the world, one child at a time!