The Jubilee ends, the need does not

The year that just passed, my 50th on the planet, has ended. Last week I turned fifty-one and the Jubilee that was my fiftieth had to necessarily come to an end. When I asked for a tally of the donations given to Oasis Haven in honor of my Jubilee, it was heartening to hear that one thousand dollars had been given to support these precious little ones in Johannesburg.

My aspirations had been high; I admit I had hoped for $5,000, but as the year progressed I knew that my marshmallow marketing persona would show up here just as it does with anything else I attempt to “sell.” I am more like a cave dweller when it comes to hype and promotion. I am a better writer than a promoter, and I’ve always known this. Still, to think that my little birthday generated donations that totaled a thousand dollars is still something to celebrate. I am grateful to each one of you. And of course it’s never too late to donate to Oasis Haven. The US address on my Jubilee for Joburg website is still the address to send US currency, and they still have the same needs they had a year ago when I began this quest.


There are many ways that you can get involved post-Jubilee and support the children in Oasis Family Homes. Here’s a great link to show you how:
Oasis says, “We don’t want you to add more to your already busy life. Rather, take a look at what you are already doing, and make Oasis Haven a part of it. Let’s all do our part to change the lives of abandoned and orphaned children in our country.”

The jubilee is over, but the needs are still there. If your 2012 plan doesn’t include yet an outreach outlet, consider the little ones at Oasis Haven who want more than anything to have what you have had – a family.

Onward and forward!

Author: Susan

This post has 3 Comments

  1. Anonymous on January 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Well done, Sue! I posted 2 quotes this morning on my website and FB, both of which I think you did with your Jubilee year.

    “I am not interested in power for power's sake, but…in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.” [Martin Luter King, Jr.]

    “Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where a backbone ought to be.” [Clementine Paddleford]

    You didn't just wish better for the little ones at Oasis Haven, and used your influence to bring it about. God bless, and hope you have a wonderful fifty-first.
    Mary Kay

  2. Clair on January 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    $1000 is still a good amount, and who knows what eternal influence that will have.

  3. Susan Meissner on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Thanks, Clair and Mary Kay. I am grateful…

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