Remember these faces from last Summer?
On July 4th, 2010, Nicole Smith dribbled the Twin Cities Half Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for Patrick and Kalyna Stitt in Moldova. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe, and sex trafficking has become a huge problem there. After we sent Nicole’s donations to the Stitts, I received this amazing letter from Patrick:
“I just wanted to write to you and say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! . . . The past few weeks we’ve been scrimping and saving to put several of the children and women to school. God saw the need and your donation came at the perfect time. . . Also with the money you gave I’ve been able to buy some seeds so as to start a small garden at the Home for the girls. We’re hoping experiencing God’s creation in creating and nurturing something beautiful will bless them in the healing process.” (See more of God’s amazing work through the Stitts on PatrickandKalyna.com!)
ISN’T GOD’S WORK AMAZING??? A girl dribbling a basketball in Minnesota literally kept Moldovan girls in school and away from trafficking! Yet Nicole’s heart wasn’t satisfied with just helping once: she is now ready to be an even louder voice for the oppressed through one of the most impressive Dribble the World efforts I have seen:
One Girl. One Basketball. One Summer. Four Half Marathons to Combat Sex Trafficking.
An amazing vision that Nicole calls
If one race last summer made such a specific difference, imagine what God is ready to do through Race to Her!
100% of the donations we receive in honor of Race to Her will be split between two organizations that are powerfully combatting sex trafficking in their communities: the Stitt Family in Moldova, and Breaking Free in Nicole’s home town of Minneapolis.
You can DONATE ONLINE to Ball for Lives (the parent organization of Dribble the World) on the right side of this web page. Be sure to type “Nicole Smith” in “Add special instructions to seller” during your paypal session.
CHECKS can be made out to “Ball for Lives” and mailed to Ball for Lives, Inc. * 395 Park Ave. * Fairview, NJ 07022. BallforLives is a 501(c)3 organization, and your donation is tax deductible!
Follow Nicole and Race to Her on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/racetoher
If God could lead one woman to dribble over 50 miles this summer, imagine what He could lead you to do for His glory.
Proud of you Nic!