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Turning Fifteen at The Father's House
$990 raised
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So, my birthday’s coming up… and I’m planning to spend it in Ghana, Africa at the Father’s House! But I need your help to get me there.
So, my birthday’s coming up on August 7th… and I’m planning to spend it in Ghana, Africa at the Father’s House! But I need your help to get me there.
On my fifth birthday, my parents got on a plane and headed to Ghana. We had no idea then that there would someday be a place called the Father’s House. Now, almost ten years later, there are eight boys living there who I consider my brothers. Two and a half years ago, those same boys were living on Lake Volta as child slaves. They were fed only one meal per day and were frequently abused. Before dawn each day, their masters woke them and forced them to fish, which often included diving into the dark waters to untangle the nets. One of the boys at the Father’s House saw a friend dive under. He was entangled in the nets and never returned to the surface. This is just one of many stories from their time on the lake.
Before they were rescued, many of the boys didn’t even know when their birthdays were. Now, they all get so excited and love celebrating them. I am so happy I’ll be celebrating mine with them this year. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present. In order for me to celebrate with all my brothers, I’m taking Andrew, my American brother, with me too. The cost for both of us to go is $5,000. I would be so grateful if you could help us. I promise I’ll come back with pictures and stories of your gift in action!
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