This truth was a necessary, but challenging foundation stone established early in my life by my parents and underscored by teachers, coaches, friends, and experience itself. When the consequences are unpleasant or distasteful it is common for many to begin looking in all directions for someone else to take the blame.
Today the finger is pointed directly at me ... and I want to accept responsibility.
|Sera Kasonga - Director of Sera's Caring Place|
Fortunately, a caring and business minded reader knocked on our door with an inquiry regarding the accuracy of my blog and motivated us to dig deeper for the accurate figures. Realizing that the inflated figure I reported earlier this year may affect the attitude and/or actions of donors to Sera's Caring Place, it is necessary to accept responsibility for this error and make an effort to correct it. Made in a public forum required that it be corrected in public.
I have privately asked for and received forgiveness from Sera for this mistake and promised to report the actual figures from last years donations to NGM on behalf of her home. Here is my report:
- A total of $29,320.46 was donated to Next Generation Ministries to distribute to Sera's Caring Place.
- A total of $15,247.49 was actually given to Sera's Caring Place in 2012.
- Out of the funds sent to The Caring Place the rent on their house for the entire year was able to be paid.
- In addition, all school fees, school supplies, and boarding fees were paid for the year.
It takes a lot of money to sustain a home of 26 growing boys and girls. Please consider donating funds to Next Generation Ministries for these needs, including additional funds for a vehicle that will be suitable for their needs. Contributions may be received through PayPal here on our website or checks may be mailed to Next Generations Ministries, 29940 South Dhooghe Road, Colton, OR 97017.
I am so sorry about any hurt this may have been to Sera, her children and staff, or any confusion it created in donors to this work. Please accept my apology.