August 2011 a group of 4 students from First Baptist Church Lawrenceburg KY were challenged by their student pastor, Rich Smith, to choose an organization to support through a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The students got together to think about what choice they would make and remembered Sweet Sleep. These students became very excited about raising money to buy beds and Bibles for orphans in Haiti. Their goal was to raise $2,100 dollars. The students raised $1,600. However, the church quickly saw the passion these students had for supporting such a great cause and they began to give more. As the church began to give as a whole the amount began to get closer to the goal. Before all was said and done the students were able to raise $3,770, which was almost doubled their original goal! This story is an incredible story of a church working together to make a difference in the lives of orphans around the world!
Would you like to be a part of Sweet Sleep’s life changing ministry? Click here to find out how you can also Share Love to orphans around the world by giving them a bed.
Every weekday in February Sweet Sleep is Sharing Love through stories from individuals, churches and other partners who have helped us show love to orphans around the world by giving them a bed.
Go to www.sweetsleep.org/sharinglove and find out more about Sharing Love.