Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kids Making a Stand

I got this email from a kid at school. I love it when kids make a stand to make a difference

Dear friends of Heritage Academy,


As many of you know, I was in charge of installing the flagpole on the new church property last year. I am grateful for the freedoms we have under the Stars and Stripes, especially in light of the extremely hostile position much of the world has toward Christianity. Yes, there is a lot that needs fixing in our country, but we can still be proud and thankful that we live in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Thousands and thousands have given generously, some even sacrificing their lives, to buy the freedoms we enjoy.


For these reasons, I took on the project of installing a flagpole outside the Grace Bible Church building. I want never to forget that our freedom to assemble is a precious gift.


As it stands today, the flagpole is installed and we have the ability to fly our flag during daylight hours. However, flag etiquette does not allow flying of the flag at night unless the flag is adequately lit. Currently, no one is in charge of raising or lowering our flag on a daily basis. My plan is to install a light at the base of the pole so that the flag can be flown all the time as a testimony of patriotic appreciation. In order to accomplish this, I need to raise funds both to finish paying for the flagpole, as well as purchase a light-sensitive spotlight and the hardware needed. The total amount that I need to raise is $900 dollars.


If just 36 individuals or families would participate in this opportunity with no more than $25.00 this project could be completed and the American flag could be flown at Grace continually. Please make your checks out to "Grace Bible Church" with attention "flagpole". Any extra money will go towards the building fund.


Would you be willing to stand with me to fund this project?


Thank you for your consideration,


Matt Hawkins

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