Happy Birthday to Me!

Posted: October 20, 2016 by Patrice Miles in AWANA, C.A.R.E. Africa, Orphans, SIM

14063868_10154372201968808_4235776943393253933_nYes, tomorrow Friday October 21st is my birthday!!  I had the joy of celebrating my birthday last year with family in the U.S. I remember everyone asking me what I wanted for my birthday. I mentioned things like Starbucks coffee, getting my nails done, a nice meal at a restaurant and other treats that I dearly miss here in Egbe. Today in Nigeria I have had many ask the same thing, “What do you want for your birthday?” Considering that I am in the bush and my requests are very limited, the first thing I thought of is AWANA shirts for my AWANA club.

13071706_2021241098100132_5684021897475845142_oOur AWANA club has grown to 200 a children. It is one of the highlights of my week. Half the kids have AWANA shirts from a previous donation, the other half do not. They wear a colored shirt to be identified with their house. Without a shirt it is hard for us to know who goes where. The children also wear their shirts with pride when they come to AWANA. They love the fact that they are a member of something.

The children without shirts are always asking when they will get their shirt. The shirts are printed here in Nigeria for N1,500 or around $5 U.S. The best birthday present would be to wake up tomorrow morning and have the money in donations for 100 AWANA shirts. If you want to give a child or several children an AWANA shirt click Patrice Birthday Present and submit your donation. Write in the memo AWANA.


  1. Norma Miles says:

    Happy Birthday, wonderful one!!!

  2. Norma Miles says:

    Happy Birthday, beautiful lady!! I will be happy to buy 10 shirts for the awana children. Where do I send the money?? Let me know, please and I hope your birthday wish comes true. Love you!

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Aida Darnell says:

    Yes my love! Happy birthday. You are such a blessing. You have done more for the lord in your short years than most of us do in a lifetime. Have a beautiful blessed year I love you


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