This is our third year participating in the Cupcake Kids International Cupcake sale. What’s the Cupcake Kids you ask? Well… let me tell you! A few years ago, some dear friends of ours felt called to start a ministry called Sixty Feet. The primary purpose of the ministry is to work with street children who have been placed in child remand centers in Uganda. The ministry seeks to provide things like food, shelter, clean water, vocational training and other awesome things.
The children of the ministry founders wanted to be part of the ministry and decided to sell cupcakes to raise money.. and thus started the Cupcake Kids. The idea spread and over the last three years quite a few cupcake sales have taken place all over the world!
We have been blessed to be part of the cupcake kids for the last three years.
We set up our cupcake stand at the local hardware store for the second year in a row. They were having a big sale, so we had a lot of people buy cupcakes!
The kids learned to articulate the vision of Sixty Feet. They learned how to approach people and we had a big lesson in social graces!
If you weren’t able to make it out to our cupcake sale on Saturday and you’d still like to help out… you can buy a “virtual cupcake” … in other words, you can make a donation through our online cupcake stand .
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If you’ve read this blog, you’ve probably heard me mention the ministry Sixty Feet. The ministry and its founders are dear to my heart. They are really seeing the hand of God move among the people of Uganda. They have experienced much heartbreak as well has many victories since the ministry started just a couple of years ago. Please take time to check out the ministry website and learn more about their story.
We are excited to be part of the Cupcake Kids… an idea started by the kids whose parents work with Sixty Feet. These little folks wanted to contribute to the ministry and came up with the idea of selling cupcakes! The idea spread and people all over the world hosted cupcake sales last year. The Cupcake kids are at it again. This Saturday, May 5th is the day set aside for the (Inter)National Cupcake Kids sale. It really is a great idea. Families all over the world bake a few cupcakes and sell them in their own yards, neighborhoods, etc. All the proceeds go directly to benefit Sixty Feet as they seek to serve the children of Uganda. No amount raised is to small… because when you put all the proceeds from all the sales together, it is amazing to see the amount of money the Cupcake Kids raise.
We are heading out to a local hardware store this weekend to sell our cupcakes. If you don’t live near us, but would still like to participate, please consider donating to Sixty Feet through our Cupcake Stand’s link. Please know that this is a ministry that we trust and support. We know that the money raised will be used to benefit imprisoned street children in Uganda physically, spiritually and emotionally. More specifically, the money raised goes towards educational needs, food and clean water, medical needs, raising up local leaders and improving the facilities where these children are housed.
Would you like to host a Cupcake Kids Sale? It doesn’t have to be this Saturday… you can do it whenever works for you. Visit the Cupcake Kids Site to learn more about hosting your own sale.
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I wanted to take a minute to let you know what some of my friends have been up to in the past few months. I cannot do the story of this ministry justice, but I will try to give you an overview and encourage you to visit their website
and read their blog
Last night, I was privileged to attend a viewing of the film that my friends at 60 Feet have put together after several trips to Uganda. There is a place in Uganda that is labeled a “rehabilitation center.” This place is basically where street kids are dumped to get them out of sight and out of mind. A dear lady was driving through the city when this sign caught her eye. She drove down a long dirt road and was met by horrific conditions that no person should be subjected to. Children were chained to the walls and windows, severely malnourished, severely neglected. She was so moved by what she saw that she has committed to helping and serving these children in the name of Christ.
Some guys from Atlanta heard her story and started praying about how to help. They quickly realized that they would go to Uganda and see for themselves what they could do. The quickly realized that God was calling them to invest in these children and the work this dear lady was doing. Thus the ministry 60 Feet was born. Much has been done, but much still needs to be done. These children are helpless victims. They do not deserve to be in this place, chained to the walls, cold and afraid.
Please join me in praying for the work that God is doing through 60 Feet!