I wrote about the Basket of Hope story on my personal blog.
If you have time, you can read more about it there. We are so thankful and excited about the future of this ministry.
We have been able to give $1000 to a family in our area who is struggling with finances during their son's fight with brain cancer.
We are giving $1000 to Carter Christian Academy, the school that Nick attended from preschool -5th grade.
We have ordered several books through authors and publishers (50 of each) as well as an inspiriational CD to place in the Adrienne's Angel Memory Boxes that we will be sending to families who lose a child. God has led us to a family who has designed and sells wind chimes and we are working out a partnership with them to be able to purchase a large quantity of wind chimes to also include in the memory boxes.
We have been able to give $500 to Borders and Beyond Missions....the organization that Nick's three older brothers all traveled with to do mission work in Mexico. Nick always dreamed of the day he could do this, but he was never able to see this dream come true.
We are working on the scholarship form for a preaching ministry major at Kentucky Christian University at this time and will be giving two $1000 scholarships for the fall 2009 school year.
The biggest prayer request at this time involves a possible union of Nick's foundation with Mid-India Christian Mission's orphanage for disabled children. Please pray that God will lead us in the direction He wants us to go and make very clear the path He wants us to take.
Thank you for helping us continue Nick's legacy of love and passion for hurting and lost people.