September 13, 2012 by piratritasavit
(For PDF version of this support letter, click Walk for Life – TEAM TRITASAVIT)
Sponsor TEAM TRITASAVIT as we WALK FOR LIFE!
On October 20th, 2012, Venus and Pira will be participating in a
walk-a-thon in support of Alpha Pregnancy Center, which provides compassionate training, biblical counsel and helpful resources (like free clothing and diapers) to families and expectant parents in their time of need.
Here are three reasons why we want to WALK FOR LIFE with APC:
1) OUR BABY.
Since having Ezekiel (we like to call him Zeke) in April of 2011, our lives have become an even more exciting adventure. Our little boy makes us laugh, smile and celebrate life in new ways! Sixteen months old, he runs and climbs, expresses himself in Chinese, English and American Sign, and loves making new friends! We kiss him, sing songs to him, read books to him and pray that he will grow into an amazing man who worships and loves the LORD. Having experienced this amazing gift of life, we’d love to support families as they consider how precious life is.
2) OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Alpha Pregnancy Center is within walking distance from our home. You know where the Popeye’s Chicken is on Geneva and Mission? APC is right across the street. We have been supporters of APC in different ways: volunteering as a study group leader (Venus), delivering diaper, clothing and baby gear donations (Pira) as well as attending their annual Benefit Dinner.
We have wanted to offer more support to APC for a long time and we believe now is the time. We recently committed to offering APC a monthly gift. With the Walk for Life—which will take place not only in our neighborhood, but in the homes of clients as we deliver gifts and offer to pray with them—we hope to even more directly demonstrate love to the people in the Excelsior District. (Did you know that “Excelsior” means “Higher” in Latin?)
3) OUR FAITH.
What most people may not know is that we have experienced the pain of miscarriage. We can’t imagine what our lives would be like without Zeke. Sometimes we wonder how our lives would be different if the babies we didn’t get to meet on this side of eternity were also in our lives. God knows. And we believe that God cares. Jesus loves children. We love because He loves us as His own precious children.
We want to provide helpful information and healthy options for people in our community and APC is a place that expresses the hands and feet of Jesus in practical and loving ways. If you drive by APC before or after their operating hours, you’ll see an amazing graffiti mural of Jesus spray-painted on their front gate, welcoming little children (“Let the little children come to me…” Matthew 19:14a), a testament of APC’s witness for Jesus Christ right there on a street named “Mission.” Pretty awesome, wouldn’t you say?
SO, here is OUR GOAL. Between the two of us (and yes, we are going to stroll Zeke along, too), we seek to raise $500 or more. We invite you to consider sponsoring us as we walk three miles around our neighborhood. Along this walk, we will be visiting families, delivering care packages, praying for their needs, and sharing with them about the services available at APC. With your help, we believe that we can meet and even exceed this goal!
How can you sponsor us? Here are 4 options:
1) Make an electronic donation online by clicking this link http://www.crowdrise.com/apcwalkforlife2012 or the image below. Simply CLICK the orange DONATE button on the far right; then use the pull-down menu to find “Pira Tritasavit”)
2) We will also be glad to receive cash or a check made out to “Alpha Pregnancy Center” after the Walk for Life is completed. Simply send us a private message (email: pira.tritasavit[at]gmail[dot]com) or call at 415.730.5065) with your pledge and level of support (i.e. $10 per mile; $50 flat; or any other amount).
3) Walk with us, spread the word, and form your own Walking Team by registering at http://www.alphapc.org
4) Consider becoming a monthly partner with APC. They are currently seeking 10 more monthly donors at the $100 level which will provide the resources to finally launch the Ultrasound Program for their clients. Will you be one of the 10 to make this goal a reality?
As you pray for us, and consider giving financially to the great work of Alpha Pregnancy Center, we want to thank you in advance for walking with us through life along this amazing journey of parenthood! We cannot do this without you and are so excited about this opportunity to promote and preserve life as we support many other parents in this awesome journey!
With joy and hope,
Pira, Venus and Zeke Tritasavit