Monday, July 16, 2007

IVAN STEVENS - CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

I'm sure you all remember me talking about little Ivan Stevens of Camden, New Jersey. He was the little boy featured in ABC's documentary titled, "Waiting in the World to Change". See my post from January: http://andreasmindworks.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

Mom and I pooled our money together and sent a donation to Ivan's minister. That was back in January - at that time, I recieved a personal call from the minister, Rev. David King - Sr. Pastor of Community Baptist Church in Camden. We talked for quite a while and he told me that Ivan was getting the house he longed for so much. (Thank you Jesus for the wonderful people that are still in this world)

Today, I got a picture of Ivan in the mail from Rev. King. I was so surprised! Ivan said in the documentary that he wanted to be Superman and fly in the sky to find his mom and brother a house with nice curtains. Here's the picture I got of Ivan (with his mommy and Rev. King) - notice - he's got on a Superman coat. Too cute!
Rev. King now has a building he wants to refurbish to provide a safe place for the people of Camden to come for warm food, safety, worship, job searching help, day care, after school care .... the list goes on and on. As you can see, this building needs LOTS of work. Over $600,000.00 worth!

I'm planning to send another donation. It's not much but if everyone does just a little bit, we CAN change the world.

If your heart tells you to do the same, please make your checks payable to :

Community Baptist Church
Rev. David King
1529 Mt. Ephraim Ave.
Camden, NJ 08104
856-964-3330
or by Paypal at: www.dkingministries.com

4 comments:

s-hooks said...

I wish they had a pic of his curtains!!!

Andrea said...

I read online recently that the kids featured in the documentary received so many donations that trust funds had to be established!

It's amazing how we can all do just a little bit, but combined, that little thing can become so much bigger!

enN2sp said...

He looks so Happy now. I'm glad he got his house and everyone is happy.

alli-gal said...

That is so awesome that you got your own picture of him. He looks so safe and comfy.

This is just proof that people CAN make a difference!!!