turning two... Yesterday marked not one sparrow's second birthday! Since we don't often have the opportunity to see each other "in person," I thought I might put together an informal video retrospective. It looks back on some of the developments not one sparrow has seen this past year and what might be ahead in the coming months. It also touches on the kind of community we want to be, and some of the need we continue to face. I hope you'll watch it!
In honor of the occasion, we've also shared some special posts on our blog. They've included a testimonial from a friend in South Africa related to her animal rescue work and how not one sparrow has helped keep her afloat through some desperate times, an introduction to our brand new advisory board of Denise LaChance and Scott Williams, and a beautiful story of a grandmother and grandson caring for a backyard sparrow fledgling named Shadow.
help us celebrate... To everyone who's stood with us this past year, in so many ways, we can't thank you enough. We couldn't make it without your support, looking back or going forward, and we honestly need your prayer that God would provide for the work behind not one sparrow.
Would you consider helping by giving to not one sparrow on a regular basis, perhaps even monthly, so that we can depend on a more stable base of income each month? While we fully understand not everyone will be able to help in this way, we would also be tremendously grateful for a one-time donation in honor of our 2nd anniversary. Much work remains to be done on behalf of God's creatures, and we want to keep at it with confidence. Thank you ...
on the weblog... Since our last eletter we've featured series on the groaning of God's creatures and their hope of redemption, with contributions from Wayne Pacelle, Michelle Land, Charis Compton, Lauren Merritt, Stephanie Muzekari, Daryl DeVries, Dean Ohlman and Agnieszka Tennant. We also looked at the connection between farmed animals and the environment, with additional contributions from Tracey Bianchi, Scott Williams, Anna Clark and William Kruidenier. And most recently, in honor of Spring, we featured wild baby animals and newborns on the farm, and also the effects of the Gulf oil spill on animals (be sure to see our post "Prayer for the Oil Spill" as well).
roll credits... A sincere thanks go to Stephanie Feldstein and Change.org Animals, Amy Forbus and UM Portal, Christine Gutleben and Karen Allanach of Humane Society Faith Outreach, Robin Bradley Hansel and Labyrinth Wellness, Brian Kammerzelt and The Just Life, Kendra Langdon Juskus and Flourish ("Sprouts" interview and Eating Animals review), Etta Malcolm and LiveLiving, Dean Ohlman and The Wonder of Creation, Cherie Sindall and Bravehearts, Leslie Strovas and All Things New: a Christian Conversation on Food, and Scott Williams and Creation Hope for recently highlighting not one sparrow. It means an awful lot to us.
Thank you for celebrating the past 2 years with us, here's to many more together! grace and peace,