:: A quick administrative insert before the post ::
I had a number of requests asking about how they can be involved financially with theses projects in the Gambia. Here is the skinny...
As these are volunteer projects and my living expenses are already budgeted for, all donations (less 5% admin fee) now go directly to empowering locals through grassroots projects and are tax deductible.
Checks can be written to Northwest Mennonite Conference with a note attached separately to direct the money to CVM - HOW Project Gambia
Christian Volunteer Movement
47 Queen's Park Crescent East,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3
For Visa and Mastercard donations you may donate through Canada Helps Account 15 Mike Friesen CVM - in comments direct it to HOW Project Gambia
Please note there is additional admin fee 2-3%
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For the past 6 months I've kept a list of things to do in my I-phone. The majority of these item had deadlines associated with my departure next week some others were inserted as a practical joke by my sister. Some are essential, many are beneficial and there is a boat load of "nice to do" (can you ever run out of good stuff to do?).
It is often hard to set priorities in life particularly when you are feeling a time crunch. At times I tend to gravitate more to thinking about what I should be doing instead of just doing something on the list. This just leads to more analyzing. Fortunately the analyzing pays out well in epiphanies. The most recent was a new addition to the essentials list. "Be Centered"
In all the chaos, it is easy to loose balance. Becoming focused on the wrong things or even the right things the wrong way can quickly undo things thought done. And somehow, the proper focus in itself somehow gets the right things done at the right time.