Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No. 41 Day!!!

"Do FOR ONE what you wish you could do for all." -Andy Stanley

When No.41 started, there were, roughly, 100 young adults over the age of 18 living in the Noel Orphanage. With no family and limited resources, the prospect of university or becoming gainfully employed was low. Along with that, confidence was low, dreams were small and hope was almost non-existent. It was important, not only to provide a means of sustainable employment doing a culturally relevant trade for these girls, but also to remind them that they were created for a great purpose, by an even greater God. We all have been given gifts and talents and, once realized, we should spend those helping others and that is where the feeding program came in.

In our village there are three secondary schools, grades 7-12, and these students go to school all day, most without eating. The schools, generally, offer a 20-minute break for lunch where children who live close enough or have money, may go home to go to the market to eat. Most do not.

All that has transpired at No.41 is beyond our wildest dreams. We have had ten girls move themselves out of the orphanage and we now have 19 enrolled in university. We have career fairs and business trainings, bible study and English class. I never believed this couldn’t happen, but I never imagined it would happen like this. No.41 is a testament to all that God wants to do in you and through you, if you’ll just say, yes.
What is the Goal of 41 Day????
(via www.no41.org)
On April 1st, we would love for you to join us, wherever you are, for a day of fasting and prayer for children around the world who go without lunch everyday, AND we are asking that you would donate what you would have spent on lunch, to feed our students in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Our feeding program, 1,200 students and teachers, provides lunch for one child for just $0.25 a day. How much do you spend on lunch?

$1 feeds 4 children for one day,
$5 feeds 20 children,
$10 feeds 40 children...

Our goal this year, on April 1st, is funding a whopping 41,000 meals! That's $10,250 or 1000 people giving up a $10 lunch. We have SO got this!

Y'all, changing the world FOR ONE, on 4-1, is really that easy.

All donations can be made here:

Or if you would like to sponsor a student for the WHOLE year, it's $60 here:


I have talked about this Charity several times before ( HERE )  and I went to school with Tara the founder of No. 41....I am constantly in awe of the work she has done. She is making a difference and I hope that thru this post I can make a difference in just ONE child's life. I pledge to donate $60 today and I encourage you to do the same! If you can't give $60 then Pray, Share this post, Fast or a donation of even $5 will make a difference. 

Make sure you get your 41 Day shirt HERE!!! I already have mine and I am wearing it as I type! By purchasing this shirt you will provide 68 LUNCHES!!!!

I hope you all will be as inspired as I am and filled with Hope that people are truly making this world a better place. It makes my soul smile to know that I can help even in the smallest ways. Happy 41 Day!

1 comment:

Girl On a Journey said...

Shirt ordered and Student sponsored. It makes me feel good to support the causes you believe in! You really are one person changing the world, one cause at a time. I am not sure if you heard Heidi Thompson's speech at the Fort Worth Scentsy convention a few years ago. It was called "The One" and it was based off a song called "The One" by Brandon Heath. Listen to it if you have not. It reminds me of you. You are "the one" making a difference!


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