Thank you all for the words of encouragement and joining in the celebration of yesterday's announcement. More people signed up for the newsletter today, this will not flood your box with junk mail - it will only be a couple times a month unless something super exciting happens that I just can't wait to tell. Then I'll tell those receiving the newsletter while I wait for the next day's blog to post.
Do you remember this August when I posted about the Heidi Search Center located in Texas? This is the very center my aunt and uncle found through a Google search to bring an expert to New York. This expert, Rick, stepped in and shared more than his ability to assist law enforcement to lead a search and rescue...he brought compassion, understanding, and HOPE.
This December I travel to Texas to share HOPE at the Heidi Search Center's annual banquet. Each time I think of it I still tear up. God is so good, I never would of thought I'd be traveling to the very center who brought peace, rest, and direction to our family and community in the hours of our greatest need. I don't know if I'll see Rick again but I look forward to meeting everyone at the center and getting to know them in person.
I've talked with Crystal so much since this summer when we first "met", I expect much laughter and a reunion even though it will be our first official meeting. I look forward to meeting Heidi Seeman's family too and just pray not to get too emotional but I expect this isn't something I'll be able to control because I'm a mush.
I will be speaking on HOPE and this is all I can reveal but know I'll keep you posted as different tidbits become available. In addition to speaking at the banquet, I will be blessed with the opportunity to spend a day at the Heidi Search Center, meet the families on a more intimate level, and see the center in action. This is so exciting!!
Any opportunity to share how God has worked is a blessing yet to travel to Texas is almost like seeing God's fruit from Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey in a light I never imagined.
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,
A note from the Heidi Search Center
San Antonio, Texas - in memory of Heidi Seeman
We need your help to kick off our end of the year fundraiser with our “HOPE INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN.”
This campaign will run from August 25, 2013 until December 7, 2013. We will kick the campaign off in memory of Heidi and Erica along with the countless other children and adults we have assisted in the past by, giving HOPE back to their families.
We would like to extend the same HOPE to other families that were extended to both the Seeman and Botello family over 23 years ago, by continuing their legacy.
Our goal is to raise $35,000 in memory of Heidi’s 35th birthday this year. This is where you can help us. We need everyone to send in any amount of money with 35 in it (for example $3.50, $35, $350, $3500, etc.) or any amount large or small to help the Heidi Search Center
continue our mission.
The HSC assists families, communities, and law enforcement agencies in the recovery of missing children and adults at-risk by advocating community awareness, facilitating search and location efforts and offering assistance and referrals to those with missing loved ones nationwide. We also provide community educational programs to effectively protect and safeguard children from abduction or exploitation.
Here’s how you can help. Go to our web-page www.heidisearchcenter.com and click on our PayPal account, mail in a check or money order, or come into our center and bring cash. It is that SIMPLE! You can also go to our Facebook page and like us. We will place weekly updates of all monies raised and let you know how close we are to our goal of $35,000. We encourage EVERYONE to share our Facebook page with family and friends all over the world, and reproduce the letter and send it out to help us get the word out.
Your support will help give HOPE back to those family members that still have a loved one missing and the new cases that enter our doors every day. Our goal is to continue providing our services FREE OF CHARGE and to give HOPE during and after what many times seems like a hopeless situation. Again, we appreciate all your help in reaching our goal of $35,000 by December 7, 2013, in time for our Tree of Hope Ceremony.
We want to show those that we serve that their loved ones are not forgotten and give them a glimpse of HOPE expressing how much we really care.
Betsy James Cooper
How has God showed His love to you this week? Will you share?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323