During Lent this year, I successfully completed a 40-day liquid fast to raise money for Haiti through Tony Campolo’s EAPE. To be honest, it was one part fundraiser, one part spiritual discipline, and two parts stupid disc jockey publicity stunt.
It was a big success on all counts. Here’s the best part, we raised over $1,000 for an organization that has been serving the poor and oppressed in Haiti for over 30 years through entrepreneurship training, literacy programs and more.
I just received a letter from Tony Campolo thanking us and detailing what’s being done with the money. Here’s a bit of that letter.
I can’t thank you enough for the efforts you made and the results that you gained through your fundraising on behalf of our work in Haiti. The good news is that the work there is so efficiently carried out that the gifts of your friends who supported your efforts will do incredible work for Christ and the Kingdom. In reality, your gifts will keep a school of 40 children (the restaveks who are slave children) in class for six months. This is a notable achievement. I thank God for you; I thank God for those who joined your efforts.
Then Tony went on to write about how I’m a great producer and that I’m funny and how I’m so spiritual (and humble). But that’s not the point.
Without you, my Help Haiti Fast would have amounted to a guy in Florida drinking a lot of smoothies. But together, we’ve made a real impact in the lives of 40 children. Here’s to you, and here’s to doing it again some time.
May God bless the Hell out of us all!