parachute 08

Israel New Breed, Parachute Band, Red, Switchfoot (from left to right)
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PARACHUTe 08 was the first Parachute I have attended in its 17 year or so running. An estimated 30,000 people attended the 3 day event in Mystery Creek, Hamilton sheltering in tightly packed camping grounds. I camped with Stephen and his Elevate pals in the hot, hot sun. If this isn’t an indication of global warming, I don’t know what is.

The highlight of Parachute of course is the music. Standing in front of the Main Stage among thousands of people huddled together listening to rock and roll, looking up to the Heavens above. Amazing.

Another huge thing that weekend, Stephen and I both decided to sponsor a child. To make a difference in this world, to give back something.
This is my child, Pierre from the Kubuga community in Rwanda.

Pierre Nyamurangwa is 7 years old (this may only be an estimate, isn’t that sad?). He’s not in school but his chores are to carry water. Pierre loves to play and hide and seek.

Pierre lives with his mother and brother, his father abandoned their family.

I’ll get Scuba to post something about his child shortly…

If you would like to sponsor a child, please visit World Vision. To learn more about making a difference, visit Rampant. Remember, the money goes towards the community (water tanks, classrooms, medicine etc). This in turn helps your chosen child and their family.

*Michael*

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