Thursday, January 28, 2010

Caught up on Florida trip contacts.

1/28/2009. I finally got around to fleshing out my notes and documenting the contacts I made on a road trip to Florida and back in November.

Thursday November 19th.
Thursday November 19th #2.
Friday Nov 20th. This day probably had the most moving events, with a lady from the Philippines, and a man from Nigeria.
Saturday Nov 21st.
Sunday Nov 22.
Monday Nov 23.
Tuesday Nov 24th.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

All saints have a past, all sinners have a future.

"All saints have a past, all sinners have a future." That's a cool adage I heard the other day.

I still haven't pulled together all my notes from my November trip, they're scattered on newspapers that I bought that trip. There are about 6 placements that I haven't documented in the blog yet.

And I slacked off in December. I'll blame that on the holidays, the weather, and finances. But not getting back in the swing in January has been laziness on my part.

Update: That quote is by Oscar Wilde.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Follow up at restaurant, Tue, Jan 19, 2010.

01/19/2010. Journal entry. I had lunch with a guy I know from church at a local ethnic restaurant. We were going to go to lunch anyway, so I suggested this one near where he works. I had already placed a couple copies of the Book of Mormon there, so the follow-up was just some chit-chat with the owner when we paid.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Donating for Haiti earthquake relief.

Here are a few legitimate places to donate for Haiti earthquake relief:

Food for the Poor.

International Rescue Committee. A very respectable world-wide organization.

Save the Children.

ChildFund International. Formerly Christian Children's Federation.

All the above have excellent ratings at Charity Navigator, showing that they do not spend an inordinate percent of their revenue on administration or fund-raising. The first two, Food for the Poor, and IRC, have very excellent 5-star ratings.

I'm also given to understand that 100% of donations to LDS Humanitarian Services go to actual programs/services/assistance, and that the church pays for all associated overhead.