Friday, April 23, 2010

Birthday Party with a Purpose!

"My roommate and I share a love for many of the same things—Jesus, Swanky's Taco Shop, pop music, and world-changing ministries like Sweet Sleep. We also share a birthday on March 1 every year. But, this year, we wanted to do something different and celebrate new years of life in a unique way.

Thanks to the abundant grace and blessing of God, we have everything we need. So, instead of receiving presents from friends, we asked them to give back to others by way of a birthday bash benefit that went to help sweet orphans through Sweet Sleep.

Our birthday party took place in the Connection Center at Brentwood Baptist Church with tons of our friends in attendance who gave more than $200 to Sweet Sleep in our honor.

We couldn't have been more humbled by their graciousness and support of a ministry we both love dearly. We hope the funds given at our birthday party will be used to bless orphans around the world through this wonderful and amazing ministry!"

Kaylan Christopher

Kaylan and Bethany get it.
They understand that we're living in a world where $200 can be used for a lot of different things.

It can buy you a new one of these...

Or a safe place to sleep for one of these...
They have chosen wisely - sacrificing so that orphans can sleep sweetly. 

This sweet baby will be grateful indeed.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:18-21)

To find out more about throwing a party to benefit Sweet Sleep, e-mail Jon Merryman at

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