it’s CRUNCH time!

OK, kids… we’re in the home stretch.  We are only half way to our goal of $1000 for this 24-hour shift and we thought it about time to update on where you can fit in to our fundraising efforts.  As previously promised, we have now revealed the winner of our wheelchair warehouse race.  Watch this video to get in on the hilarity…

Congrats to Haley, representing the girls!

We are actually working for a real cause.  With a fabulous organization.  And we shouldn’t go without telling a little of their story…

Thanks for following along with us.  We would love if you could help us out, to help FAME, help the people around the world that we are supporting.  If you make it happen today, awesome.  But don’t give up if you miss our 24-hour mark.  The website will remain open and will accept donations in our team’s name after we are back in the real world.  But that’s just not as fun…

give2thecrate.org.  Select ‘Meghan Willig’ as the team captain.  Give to whatever cause you choose.  And we’ll leave you alone.

Thanks to all have donated!  We and God are eternally grateful! 🙂

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the Great Crate Challenge

Well, the day has come.  We are in the Crate.  Going on 6 hours now.  That’s 1/4 of the way done and we still have a long way to go.  That’s where you come in.  To recap, we have been locked in a 20 foot crate for 24 hours (we have come out to eat and do a service project) to raise money for 4 FAME projects.  They are:

One of our first challenges was to do some biblical research about what brings us here today.  I was struck by our mission of solidarity that we can somehow try to help our brothers and sisters in Christ on the other side of the world by being in this Crate, eating and sleeping simply for 24 hours.  I implore you to take up this challenge with us.

Psalm 133.1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Acts 2.44-45: All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

Acts 4: 32-35: 32All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

The challenges so far:

  • So far this morning we helped box up food packages to send around the world.  25 cents will provide for one package to be sent.  We challenge you to donate $25 to feed 100 families or $100 to feed 400!  Check out the video:

  • We also scoured the warehouse here at FAME and came up with the 3-legged wheelchair race.  It was really fun and had a photo finish at the end.  Heat 1: the girls, Heat 2: the guys, Finals: battle of the sexes.  Make your wager on who will win in the end at give2thecrate.org!  Here is a preview:

Whew… that’s a lot!  To break it all down.  Go to give2thecrate.org to donate.  You must select ‘Meghan Willig’ in the drop down to give it through our team.  We are only in here for 24 hours so no waiting, second guessing or debating.  Just do it!  The children of the world (and our team of 5) will rejoice!  And thank you in advance.

The Crate

A week from now we will be locked into a shipping crate at FAME on the southeast side of Indy.  FAME is the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism, an international mission agency based here in Indy.  We have volunteered down there several times packing up crates and have supported them at their annual auction.  They also take many short term trips every year and we hope to join them one day.  Starting this Friday, through the month of October until Nov 9, teams of 3-5 will be locked in a shipping crate at their warehouse for 24 hours at a time to raise money for several projects, one hour at a time.

The four projects are:

  • – Purchase an ambulance for a mission in India.
  • – Renovate an out-patient clinic in Haiti.
  • – Send a crate with medical supplies to Honduras.
  • – Provide scholarship funds for students in Ghana, West Africa.

I guess all of this fundraising will be done via Facebook, twitter, etc.  We don’t, and will not, twitter, so I guess we’ll be relying on Facebook a lot.  And maybe the blog even.  So partially we are letting you know about this so you can stay posted to any or all of our various accounts next Sunday, Oct. 3! I repeat Oct. 3!

Here is a quick video to let you know more about what we’ll be doing… and did I mention we’ll be there starting at 8am on Oct. 3?!