I will be joining my family and friends in the 2016 Seattle Tough Mudder to raise funds for a cause that we care about--ending illiteracy in Central America. Thanks for your generous donation today!
Tough Mudder is a 10mile mud and obstacle course that is completed only with determined effort and neighborly help. Each obstacle is designed to challenge your physical and mental strength to its highest level while you get down and dirty., even into the earth. Tough Mudders are not about winning a race, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that is built on team work and hard unfailing effort to accomplish a task together!
My name is Steve and I will be joining my family and friends in the 2016 Seattle Tough Mudder. While slugging through mud pits, climbing walls and swinging from ropes, I hope to raise money for the Hope for Humanity Literacy challenge.
Would you join me and consider donating a few dollars to support the Literacy Challenge and help others who are struggling to learn to read and write?
Thanks for your generous donations today! Let's see what we can do together!
The ink that dries on your thumb after “signing” your name with your thumbprint—because you can’t read or write—is the symbol of how illiteracy enslaves you, diminishes you, and robs you of your dignity and hope. You might as well be wearing shackles. Everyone can see that you are illiterate. Everyone knows that you won’t go far.
There are more than 1 billion people who cannot read or write. They can’t read a newspaper, can’t read a job ad, can’t read street signs or a bus schedule. They can’t read their Bibles. Illiteracy is a prison that isolates them from much of life. Each day is a challenge, and each encounter a possible source of humiliation at not being able to read and write.
A clean thumb is a clean start. It’s like being set free. There’s no limit to how far you can go.
Our goal: No More Thumbprints. Hope for Humanity is supporting “Learning Circles” throughout Central America where learning basic reading, writing, and math skills banish signing with a thumb forever.
The Learning Circles are organized by Adventist women who volunteer their time to serve their communities: 2 hours per day, 4 days per week, for 7 to 8 months at a time. The classes meet in homes, in churches, and even outside. Most of the students are women who have never had the opportunity to attend school. The circles are open to the entire community but are particularly important to young mothers who cannot read.
When a mother learns to read, it helps her entire family. She can read to her children and help them with their homework. She can read the directions on a bottle of medicine. She can have more confidence when getting on a bus or making change at the marketplace. She can get a better job that will help her support her family.
You are needed in the fight against illiteracy. Thank you for your support.
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