Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Help us join together to help Guanacaste, Costa Rica families and businesses to produce meals and support for all that are struggling with no employment and financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. This area of Costa Rica is 99% dependent on Tourism. With the whole world shut down, their livelihoods are shut down. These are hard working, loving people that had the rug pulled out from under them. Sharky's will be joined by several other restaurants in the area to use its kitchen and staff to cook-prepare meals to deliver to as many people as possible. We'll be implementing this process with respect to the recommended social distancing and health standards set by local governments. In addition to pre-prepared food, we will also be working with other organizations to deliver pantry and other essential items to those in need. We need your help to keep these families fed during this time of crisis. WE NEED LOTS OF HELP TO IMPLEMENT. Those of you in the area that are interested in this initiative or know someone who can help, please contact via text or whatsapp only to 8729-8274 #TamarindoStrong #DoMoreBeMore Thanks for caring!
As many campaigns as I've written, I never thought I'd be typing the words out for my own family. For those that don't have all the details, The Waitman Family was in a car accident on November 20th. Rebecca was pretty banged up. Broken ribs and quite a few bumps and bruises. Israel has a collapsed lung and pretty severe emotional trauma. Ireland and Finn were both Life Flighted from Glendive, MT to Denver. Ireland has a broken humerus, a shattered ankle, a concussion and she'll be in a wheelchair for a few months but praise God, she will fully recover. Finn had a devastating head injury. The trauma staff at Swedish Hospital was amazing and did everything they could but my "mini me" was pronounced dead on November 22nd. Although his spirit was gone and his brain was dead, the rest of his body was as perfect as always. Through being an organ donor, he'll be able to save the lives of at least 8 people. We just heard that Finn's heart is going to a 6 year old boy here in the midwest! Finn has always been a warrior. His mission was to love people and show people Jesus. He lived every moment fully to the best of his ability. We are going to take this devastation and repurpose it into drive, vigor and devotion by adding "Finn's Army" to PUR International's service. I can't say exactly what this is going to look like yet because we truthfully aren't sure. I know God is working something big. His word says that the Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy but I come that you may have life and life ABUNDANTLY! I believe that part of this new mission is going to be making sure that families, that the thief is trying to break, are lifted up and realizing the abundance that God has for them. That the goodness of God drowns out any evil thing that the thug is trying to cook up. We're going to use this campaign as an initial tool but we'll be moving this into a process well beyond current needs. God only knows the bills (for us personally) that are coming from the surgeries, life flights, ICU's but the real need will be supporting this army for the future. This will be expensive! Please pray for the Waitman Family, also for the recipients that are going to be getting beautiful pieces of Finn. Please consider how you fit into Finn's Army now and in the future. We're going to need partners financially, physically and prayerfully. We're knocked down right now but we're excited about this second half that is coming. We love you all.
A group of four of us will be heading to Haiti on December 13th. We’ll be meeting up with our partner, Farmer John’s butcher shop, to add on to the building. PUR is a 30% partner in the butcher shop. Farmer John’s is dramatically changing the definition of business in Haiti. https://www.farmerjohnshaiti.com/ To see some of the projects in Haiti, check out www.friendsofifosud.org • 80% of the proceeds go back into ministry opportunity in country. • FJ’s provides an avenue for every family with a stick and a cow/goat to bring their animal to market. Most do not have any way to get revenue from their animals… until Farmer John’s • Provides a stable source of clean protein for both high end resorts and local families in Haiti. Farmer John’s has been asked to build a facility to process and can chicken to have on site for disaster relief when hurricanes come. It’s a huge opportunity to bring revenue as well as providing assistance to those in need when disaster strikes! At a time when most people are pulling out of Haiti due to corruption, we’re wanting to double down. Without a doubt, Farmer John’s is becoming a rock for industry in Haiti to build on. This trip will be focusing on two things. • Building the cannery/processing plant for disaster relief. • Having a Christmas party at 3 schools and delivering stockings and gifts to roughly 800 kids. We’d love for you guys to get as excited about these projects as us. If you’re looking for a worthy cause to support, this is it! Long term or Christmas donations, it will all go to making a difference in Haiti. Budget: $20,000 Kid’s meals/stockings 800 at $10/child = $8,000 Building Construction (concrete only) $12,000 ish for this phase. www.purinternational.org www.farmerjohnshaiti.com www.friendsofifosud.org www.loveachild.com
Bailey is a 17 year old senior in a small Midwest town. She is a member of the high school drill team and one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet! Her life shattered very recently when her mother was killed by her father who then took the life of another and then himself. She lost her whole world in a single second. She is the youngest of 3 children, and the baby of the family to her two brothers. One brother lives and works nearby but the rest of her family is thousands of miles away. She has been left to put the pieces of her life back together. There are so many unexpected costs and things that need to be done. Bailey no longer has the security of her parents to help her along the way. She has many difficult decisions to make. We humbly ask for your help in putting the pieces back together to help her move forward. Her family is pulling together to lift her up but there is much to do, and all of it is overwhelming. Any funds raised will go toward immediate expenses related to Jennifer’s passing, and the remainder will go toward ensuring Bailey’s future is bright.
WHAT WE DO
PUR SERVICEOur team in Uganda is partnering with local NGO's to complete service projects, and to bring teams of volunteers to Uganda. If you would like to get involved you can Support teams and projects, or if you are interested in coming with a team to serve in Uganda, check out our Upcoming Trips. Once you have picked out a trip you would like to join, contact us and let us know. After contacting us, we will send you more detailed information.
PUR COMPASSIONWe provide core services and support to stabilize and transition women and children who suddenly find themselves without a husband and father.
- Financial Support
- Consulting and Advisory