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Three years ago a large group of us visited a girls orphanage in Bali. Many of these girls are not orphans, but their families can’t afford to keep them. Still, the girls are generally happy. They laughed with us, sang with us, and we shared inexpensive gifts with them.
Then we surprised them with something they’d never done before. We brought them back to the posh ARMA resort for some of the best food they’d ever tasted. We took them swimming in the fancy pool (don’t worry, we waited an hour). Then we sang for them (and with them) in a full-out concert. They had an incredible day, and we did too. Everybody got all filled up with love and fun.
It became obvious we could do a lot more. We found out how absurdly cheap it is to feed, clothe, and educate them. We could give them better living conditions, better learning tools (like computers), and a better future, all for a semi-small drop in the bucket.
So we did.
We each sponsored a girl. We send our adopted student letters, encouragement, little gifts, and pay her expenses. They in turn write to us (in English!) with updates, photos, and overflowing thanks.
Girls in an economy-challenged place like Bali (and especially the poorest girls, like ours) have very limited educational and career opportunities. But with our sponsorships and personal interest, we’re making a giant, positive change in their lives. They now have access to education, ideas, and futures many of them had never imagined.
Some of you probably do something similar and know how good this feels. (It feels even better than writing a song, which is about the best feeling there is in my world.) Others of you might like to find out.
You can make a life-changing difference for one of these girls — and for yourself — by joining this community of connection and caring, and sponsoring a girl. (It’s 100% tax-deductible.)
How? It’s easy. Call Bill Taylor.
My good friends Bill and Pat Taylor have made this orphanage their mission. They supervise and oversee all the funds, and make sure ALL of the money goes to the girls. They even pay ALL the administrative expenses out of their own pockets! I have known them a long time, and can personally, wholeheartedly vouch for their utmost integrity and commitment. Bill and Pat are personally sponsoring several girls, and have found sponsors for many more. (Bill is a semi-retired advisor for non-profit organizations.)
Simply contact Bill and he’ll happily share the details with you. It’s that easy. Even if you’re not sure, get in touch with Bill. You’ll be rewarded. He can be reached at (425) 771-7990, or email him: billt4 (at) earthlink.net
One final note. This whole beautiful project would not have happened without the vision and inspiration of the huge-hearted Jana Stanfield. It was her idea to visit and adopt the orphanage. Due to Jana’s busy travel schedule, and the relative freedom of the Taylor’s, Bill and Pat have generously taken on the administration of this project.
P.S. Bill can explain this waaay better than I can. There are a couple of options, and he has all the information.
Thanks! I hope you join us.