Below is a letter from my sister, Diane.
Dear Family and Friends,
Happy New Year to all of you! 2005 was a year that will not soon be forgotten. You may recall that last spring I became a volunteer area representative for a ministry called Aids Orphans and Street Children (AOSC). It was with Connie’s encouragement (if being called “Jonah” can be labeled as encouragement!) that I followed through on the opportunity. Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would be writing to you several months later to request that you consider making a donation towards a memorial for my sister-in-law Connie. WOW!
Connie had a heart for missions. She came to be part of our family through Teen Missions which is an affiliated ministry of AOSC. Connie met my sister Linda when they were 16 years old on a mission trip to the Philippines and China. At our bible study the Monday prior to her death she expressed to our group that she would like to be involved in overseas missions again someday. She and the kids spent several Easter vacations in Mexico ministering with one of her home churches, Hope Chapel.
Through AOSC we have an opportunity to raise money for a memorial Orphans Rescue Unit, church or church and parsonage. What a blessing it would be to raise enough money ($17,640.00) for all three. Here are the numbers:
· Orphan Rescue Unit $10,640.00
· Church $ 5,000.00
· Church & Parsonage $ 7,000.00
The goal is a big one, but nothing is impossible for our God!
Enclosed is a brochure regarding the AOSC ministry in Sub-Saharan Africa, a donation coupon and a self addressed stamped envelop. To make a contribution to the “Connie’s Heart” memorial please use the enclosed coupon. Make checks payable to AIDS Orphans and Street Children. Contributions are tax deductible.
If you would like to learn more about this ministry or to make arrangements for a presentation to your church, youth group, small group, women’s group, home school group, etc. please contact me.
Your continued prayers for Phil, Richard, Alaska, Jonathon and Avalon and all of the Christen and Norris families are appreciated.
Obviously there is not a enclosed brochure, coupon, or SASE. But direct donations can be sent to the following address (please note “Special Project #10 – Connie’s Heart” on your check as well):
Special Projects #10 – Connie’s Heart
865 East Hall Road
Merritt Island, FL 32953
If you would like more information and don’t know how to contact the Norris and Christen families, please leave a comment letting me know what info you’d like. Your e-mail address will be provided to me, but does not show up in the comment itself. Or click below to be directed to the ministry’s web site.