Sunday, January 3, 2010

We did it!

You will not believe what happened on Christmas Day! There was an envelope on the tree for me and I opened it and it said that I had finished raising all of the money for the well! I was so happy because I had written at school that all I wanted to give for Christmas was a well and then my dream came true. I can't believe it! I'm so thankful for everyone who gave money to the well. This is so amazing. My mom said that over 250 people will have clean water now because of everyone who gave to the well.

I will let everyone know when I find out where our well is going to be. I can't wait.

Thank you to Emma (my best friend in Tennessee), the McMahans, the Moores, Eric, the McElveens, Mrs. O'Malley, the Moreaus, the Hayashis, the McMinns, the Coxs, the Lukeis, the Thrashes, the Pahules, Brady, the Bernhardts, the Pomeroys, and the Fujiwaras.

Guess what? This is even more incredible. We did not even use the money we raised eating rice and beans to finish the well. So, I have very exciting news. All of the kids who ate rice and beans are going to start raising money for a new well! We are all going to give the money we saved from eating rice and beans to start off the new well. As soon as we set up the website for the new well, I will tell you about it. I love raising money for wells!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

All Done Eating Rice and Beans!

This is me eating my last night of rice and beans. You won't guess how much money we saved! We saved $220! All of that money will go towards the well. A bunch of my friends ate rice and beans too. I really only liked the rice- beans, not so much. I'm glad that we saved so much money though. It's worth it to eat rice and beans so that other people can have clean water.

Some of my mom and dad's friends came over to play Settlers of Catan. They had to all give money to the well or they couldn't play. They gave $120. I wasn't allowed to play- I'm too little. Boo. I got to say thank you to everybody though.

Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rice and Beans

This month I'm going to eat rice and beans with my family every night for dinner. I'm doing it because all of the money that we save on dinner will go to the well. Also because that's what people get every night for dinner because they don't have any other choice. One day I'm going to live wherever my well is built, so I need to get used to rice and beans.

Tonight was my first night of rice and beans. They tasted ok. I think I'm going to get tired of rice and beans though. But I'm going to do it because we are going to save a lot of money for the well.

If you want to learn more about our rice and beans adventure, please go here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Awesome!

Guess what? We have reached $4,000! Woohoo! Two of my friends really helped me out. My friend Jake took cans and bottles to the recycling center and got $15 for the well. My friend Mrs. Arika told her Bible Study about the well and then brought a bucket and all of the ladies put money in the bucket. They even put their coins in there and then I counted them. They gave $159.97! I am so happy and thankful that my friends helped me. God is answering my prayers.

We are getting closer and closer, but we still need people to donate money to the well. Please think about giving to the well if you haven't yet so that people can get clean water. We can do it!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Today I went to a church in Watts and played with preschoolers. They have a children's church where no adults are allowed and then they have another service when they bring an adult. We also had lunch together. It is very different than the church that I go to. I think my favorite part is playing with the preschoolers, but I am having a hard time picking my favorite part because I loved it all. I am so happy that I met some new friends. I definitely want to go back.In this picture I'm playing basketball.

In this picture I'm doing a puzzle with Isaiah and Asia.

This is my friend Alaysia. She is 4 years old and her granny did her hair. I love her hair.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halfway There Again

I can't believe it, but we've already raised $1,311 towards the new goal! I'm so glad that people are giving more and more money. You guys are so great! The town that gets the well is going to be so happy.

Thank you to Ms. Gee, Mr. Sanders, Stacy and Bryan, Stacey and Peter, Keely and Brian, and my parents!

I am doing a service project tomorrow and I will write about it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We did it!

Guess what? I have reached my gooooooaaaaaaaalllllllll! Thank you so, so much! We now have $2,716 raised for the well (plus another $500 that doesn't count towards my goal). I feel so happy. And guess what we did to celebrate- we went to Yogurtland. When I got to my goal I started screaming and ran around the room.

Thank you Tori, Mrs. Clayton, Lauren, Molly, Brendan and Kate, Sarah, and the Cazale family.

Here's my well drawing all filled up:
I want to keep raising money for the well. So, I'm going to start my well drawing all over and see if we can reach $2,500 again. Guess what? We already have $716! I'm so excited.