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Archive for September, 2011

The Most Poverty-Stricken Place I’ve Ever Been

by Tim Sinclair
“Everything looks like it’s under construction, but I’m pretty sure that none of it is.”
That was my first thought as our bus made its way up to the Pamplona district of Lima, Peru. Walls were half built. Roofs were unfinished. There were holes for windows with no glass in sight. The “homes” in Pamplona [...]

Rock the Desert a Success

By Lauren Hollon Sturdy
Buckner International
MIDLAND — More than 2,600 pairs of shoes were collected for Shoes for Orphan Souls at Rock the Desert this year, bringing the total for the last three years to around 16,000 pairs. The concert with a cause also brought in 349 pairs of new socks and $728.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and … Shoes!

 
by Lauren Hollon Sturdy
Buckner International
Two Texas brides who love Shoes for Orphan Souls almost as much as they love their new husbands turned their summer nuptials into an opportunity for their guests to be part of something bigger.

Barefoot Run to Benefit Shoes for Orphan Souls®

COPPELL, Texas – Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International, has announced its first-ever running event to be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at Andy Brown Park East in Coppell, Texas. The Cici’s Pizza Barefoot Run 5K and 1-mile fun run is open to children and adults, and shoes are considered “optional,” [...]