Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
I check my "draft" folder every couple weeks to see what I've started but haven't finished or an idea I drop into a quick text box for a later date. As I skimmed the draft titles I saw this one. I don't know when I set up the pictures or chose the title but it doesn't really matter. Since April 3, 1994, this has been our family, friends, and community's thought..."Heidi Allen still missing, never forgotten."
There is no reason to save this for another day, today is just as good a day to remember this as the next. Don't you think? Last night we had the pleasure of joining our Ride for Missing Children Family for their April meeting. We like to attend at least one meeting a year before the actual ride. It's an opportunity to encourage and talk with the cyclists before they are riding one-hundred miles to raise awareness of missing and exploited children.
If you'd like to support this mission of education, awareness, and hope...click here to make a donation. There is a tab if you want to donate in "honor or memory of" too, if you'd like to remember Heidi Allen or a missing and exploited child close to your heart, list their name here. Donations help support the Mohawk Valley Branch of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). If you'd like more information about how monies are used, click here.
In addition to printing and distributing posters of missing children, NCMEC uses monies to provide FREE education programs to schools! This is an asset many schools aren't utilizing. If you haven't had NCMEC come to your child or grandchild's school to present one of their top-notch programs, contact Wendy Fical or Ed Suk and they'll connect you to the NCMEC school-education representative in your area. My daughter's district did this a few years ago. They presented in each of our schools and did a parents'/community night to educate the adults too. It is wonderful.
National Center For Missing & Exploited Children-NY/MV
934 York Street
Utica, NY 13502
Executive Director, NY
National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
New York Branch
275 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608-1042
(585) 242-0900 ext. 3330
Thank you for remembering Heidi and all the missing and exploited children
of the United States and beyond. Your prayers and thoughts mean so much!
If you have experienced the Ride for Missing Children or a NCMEC event, will you share how it impacted you personally?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323
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