Please help support the Jones family

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update:Andrew Jones is now with Bones Jones at the hostel in Accra. He is very weak but healthy. We are now working on flights to reunite the family in North Carolina as soon as possible.

Podcast family –

Please consider making a donation to help the Andrew Jones family.

As you may remember, we talked with Andrew in episode 2.5.

And the entire Jones family has been an inspiration to many as they’ve worked diligently to bring heaven to earth to people around the world.

Andrew’s wife, Debra (or Mum Jones to many) passed away earlier this week and as the latest update we’ve heard, Andrew is still recovering from illness in the hospital.

From Facebook:

It is with great sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of our beloved sister and fellow warrior Debra Jones. She died June 15th of kidney failure in Gambi Hospital in Bahar Dar, Ethiopia. She was on a journey loving people in ways that always stretched our capacity and blew our imagination.

The funds gathered will be a love offering to help them with travel costs, funeral accommodations, food, and time together.

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Ways to give aid for Haitian Relief

The following groups are on the ground and offering relief after the earthquake in Haiti yesterday.

Disasters Emergency Committee (UK): www.dec.org.uk

One Day’s Wages: onedayswages.org

Salvation Army (US): salvationarmy.org

Haiti Reborn: quixote.org/haiti

Church World Services: www.churchworldservice.org

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: www.pcusa.org

Direct Relief International

World Vision: donate.worldvision.org

Bright Hope: www.brighthope.org

UMC Disaster Response: secure.gbgm-umc.org/donations

UNICEF: www.unicefusa.org

Christian Aid: www.christianaid.org.uk

Americares: www.americares.org

Mercy Corps: donate.mercycorps.org

American Red Cross: newsroom.redcross.org

United Church of Christ: www.ucc.org

Doctors Without Borders: doctorswithoutborders.org

Disciple’s Week of Compassion: secure.groundspring.org

Episcopal Relief: www.er-d.org

Reformed Church in America: www.rca.org

Oxfam: www.oxfam.org

Habitat For Humanity: www.habitat.org

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund: www.haitiaction.net

My good buddy Chris Allman is currently next door to Haiti in the Dominican Republic. You can read some of his thoughts on his blog: chrisballman.blogspot.com

Additionally just received word from Brandt Russo that all of the proceeds from Cant Ignore The Poor will go to Haitian Disaster Relief through http://www.mercycorps.org/.

HT to [twitter]brianmerritt[/twitter] for assembling the majority of this list

Help the Joneses

A friend of the podcast, Andrew Jones, has put out a call for help and we hope our listeners will take a few minutes to read and respond.

Andrew Jones video via Bill Kinnon:

From Andrew’s blog…

Urgent Appeal: 5 Ways To Help the Jones Family
Thanks everyone for your suggestions on getting supported and on our way to the next 25 countries. So much opportunity. . . so little funds. You know how it is, especially in this financial crunch when things have dried up. We have just lost a huge amount of support and need to make it up really quickly. In fact, we really need a chunk this week for visas, ferry tickets and diesel so that we can continue.
Special thanks to Shannon Hopkins of Matryoshka Haus, who has generously allowed us to use her 501c3 account at Givezooks. We have launched a campaign called “Friends of the Jones Family” which we think will be a good short term solution.

5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1. Put a widget on your blog. Clicking on the widget will take people to our special campaign.

Widget code:

<iframe src="http://matryoskahaus.givezooks.com/campaigns/jonesberries/widgets/545" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: initial; width: 200px; height: 187px;"></iframe>

2. Tell your church. They might have a mission fund that is looking for more opportunities. They can contact me directly about having me speak at their church to share what God is doing around Europe and beyond.

3. Join our email list and receive the top secret updates on our journey, adventures, prayer requests, and updates. Request it and I will put you on the list. This is the best way to see exactly what we are up to and where your funds are going.

4. Give. Yeah! You can use Givezooks or send me an email if you would like to support us directly or in a different way. tallskinnykiwi [at] gmail [dot] com

We hope you’ll consider doing what you can to help the Jones family continue on their mission. Thanks!