Friday, March 30, 2018

The Giblet Post

It’s time for a giblets post! What’s a giblets post, you ask? Oh, it’s a little of this and a little of that, stirred into something you’ll hopefully find more appealing than whatever is in that weird bag you pull out of your holiday turkey.

Semana Santa

It’s Semana Santa, or Holy Week, in Honduras. Generally speaking, the Honduran Holy Week is more of a Central American Spring Break than anything of a religious nature. Schools are out and the people are celebrating in both wholesome and more risque ways. For families, Semana Santa can mean a week to relax and take the kids swimming. For others, it can mean a time of indulgent and reckless behavior. For Trish and Allen, it means staying off the roads as much as possible because of the likelihood of encountering a drunk driver. Businesses close and it’s not a week to plan on accomplishing a lot of errands.

Ben is home for Semana Santa and he brought a friend from school with him. This friend is someone who doesn’t normally get to leave school over holidays. Tender-hearted Ben got permission for the friend to stay with him for the week. The young man enjoyed the first hot shower of his life! He is also enjoying seeing the countryside, as he hasn’t had many opportunities to travel far from his home.

The Road Most Traveled

We previously talked about the work being done with a bulldozer on the roads through the coffee farm. While they had the equipment, the Sowers also reworked three miles of public road that leads to the Sowers’s driveway. They maintain that road themselves, which extends the life of their vehicles, and serves as a ministry to the community. Having that road in good shape cuts the driving time of local people traveling from Catulaca to Arcilaca in half.

Just because this is too dinky to merit its own header, this is a good place to mention that Russell and the crew are going to start planting the little bags of new coffee plants after Easter.

Eat Your Hearts Out! (Or Not!)

Because of a clerical error, the state of Maryland mistakenly believes Allen and Trish may have lived in that state in 2010. That would mean they owe taxes for 2010, even though they haven’t lived there since 2000. Of course, my favorite missionaries were living in Honduras in 2010, but they are having less than a grand ol’ time trying to prove a negative to a government entity. In Honduras, when they get a new residency card or driver’s license, they have to turn in the old one. To make things more interesting, the state of Maryland has no statute of limitations for such matters.

Long-Time Supporters, First-Time Visitors

Early in the week, a couple of long-time Sowers4Pastors supporters came for their first visit. It was a time to see the ministry up close and personal. At the time of this week’s phone call about bloggy stuff, Russell was driving the couple back to the airport.

As long as he’s out, Russell will be picking up Bibles and other materials for the bookstore and Pastors’ Training School. He’ll also be picking up a motorcycle that will be used by the guys who drive around, overseeing the daily operations of the Manna Program.

Not a First-Time Visitor

Kim Hall is coming down for her spring break, next week. She plans to visit the different sponsorship centers and encourage the kids in their letter writing to their sponsors.

One Thing Leads to Another

Having finished handing out backpacks and shoes, attention now turns to the Gifts for Gracias Project. The first step - sorting - is well underway. Soon, they will be able to assemble the gifts and pass them out to pastors. When that is finished, construction on Russell and Iris’s home can resume. If Russell and the crew had some time when they weren’t doing anything but working on the house, they could finish the whole thing in a month. Since that’s not going to happen, Russell anticipates being able to move into the house no earlier than December of this year.

 - posted by Christi

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Their Bags are Packed

Everybody sing! “All their bags are packed. They’re ready to go. They’re standing there beside the door… ‘Cause they’re leavin’ on a jet plane!”

Yes, Allen and Trish are flying to the States next week to spread the word about Sowers4Pastors - and to hopefully find some people who would like to help feed children and make it possible for them to go to school! They are excited about the meetings which have already been scheduled, and the ones which are yet to be scheduled. This trip, they are in the unique position of having many available dates to meet with people. They will be Stateside for about a month and a half. Currently, there are about a dozen dates with scheduled meetings. They are eager to see what God’s final itinerary for this trip will look like!

Some people mistakenly assume Allen and Trish only pay a visit to places where they can speak before an entire church congregation - and also mistakenly think the goal of this trip is to get churches to financially support them. While they are always thrilled to speak at a church, they are equally excited to speak before a small group in a private home. In fact, they pointed out there are many advantages to speaking in a more intimate setting. They said it is often easier to do a better job of communicating what Sowers4Pastors is about in a smaller group, where people feel more free to ask questions. Plus - the specific goal of this short trip is to find individuals and groups who would be willing to fill backpacks with school supplies, between now and the trip Allen and Trish will make this fall, so that they can pick up the completed backpacks, ship them to Honduras, and help more kids have the opportunity to go to school in the upcoming school year!

Allen and Trish want to thank everyone who has scheduled a meeting, and those who have expressed interest. They also wish to thank everyone who sponsors a child, helps fund the feeding centers, or works to fill backpacks. So, THANK YOU!

If you know them at all, you know that “down time” isn’t really Allen and Trish’s thing! This trip isn't a vacation for them - while they are in the U.S., they want to make the most of the opportunity. They want to get as much work done as possible and make connections with as many people as possible.

Remember - the purpose of this trip is
to get individuals and groups in the U.S. to pack backpacks full of school supplies,
so that kids in the rural mountain villages of Honduras can go to SCHOOL!

April 5th is the date they will fly in to Maryland. They still have space for more meetings in Maryland at the beginning (or end) of their trip.  They are also scheduled to speak in Seattle and Mississippi. Oh, and they’ll be driving through the panhandle of Florida. If you believe in the work Sowers4Pastors is doing (And why would you be reading this if you didn’t?), and you live in one of these areas, this is your chance to help spread the word!

 - posted by Christi

Monday, March 26, 2018

This Confetti is Everywhere!

Sound the bells! Toss the confetti! Start blowing those things you blow at New Year’s Eve parties! What are those things called? Oh, yeah. Party blowers. Sowers4Pastors has recently helped its 200th pastor receive a motorcycle and this calls for a celebration (or at least a blog post)!

Whenever discussing this topic, Allen is adamant that one point is stressed. Sowers4Pastors helps to provide Honduran pastors with motorcycles to use in ministry. They do not simply toss a pastor a key and say, “Here ya go!” This is not at all like the Showcase Showdown on “The Price is Right”! It’s more like telling a kid, “Well, if you want a new bike, we’ll help you buy it, but you’re going to have to pay for a big chunk of it yourself!” (That’s a little parenting trick to raising kids that don’t act like they’re entitled to something. And it also pretty much assures the kid is not going to leave the bike laying in the middle of the driveway, where it will be hit when you’re backing out of the garage!) It’s called “sweat equity”.

Sowers4Pastors pays $1000 toward the purchase of each motorcycle. A pastor’s share is about $600-$700. That’s a serious financial commitment in a country where you’re fortunate if your family income is $1000 a year! Allen said, “It helps us decide if this is really important to the pastor. If we were giving them away, every pastor would want one. They would all want to be my best buddy to try to get me to commit to giving them one. By doing this, I don’t have to worry about a pastor’s motives.”

Pastor filling out motorcycle paperwork

As we’ve mentioned before, a personal investment also demonstrates that a pastor  will have the resources and capacity to maintain a motorcycle. They need to be able to pay for gas, oil, tires, etc…

Each pastor to receive one of these motorcycles must also have the recommendation of their denominational supervisor. They must be hard workers in good standing with their denomination.

A motorcycle can change more than you might realize. Allen said, “A lot of times we help a pastor purchase a motorcycle and he’s planting one church. With the motorcycle, he has the time to begin planting a second church. After working in the fields all day, many of these pastors were walking five miles one-way to visit a church. With a motorcycle, they are able to go visit church plants more often.” It helps pastors maintain better oversight of the church plants. They can be there to truly mentor the more inexperienced pastors and make sure the Gospel is being preached.

Now, won’t someone grab a vacuum? This confetti is all over the floor!

 - posted by Christi

Friday, March 23, 2018

Built to Last

Each Wednesday morning the Sowerses and I have a phone call to discuss bloggy type stuff. I’m never sure which Sowers will be on the other end of the line. Will it be Allen, Russell, or Trish? (For the record, I’d be perfectly happy to talk to RJ, but, much to my dismay, that hasn’t happened yet. Fingers crossed that it happens soon.) This was a Trish week. A Trish week is generally a sign that Allen and Russell are up to their eyeballs in something and don’t have time to talk. This Trish week, Allen and Russell are up to their eyeballs in concrete.

Allen and Russell are working with a team from Georgia to pour a massive concrete retaining wall in Mercedes. Trish explained, “Generally, when we say, ‘Mercedes,’ we’re talking about a group of five smaller sponsorship centers. There is one huge church called, ‘Mercedes’. That church was too far for many of the sponsored Mercedes children to walk for regular feedings. Five feeding locations were set up so the kids don’t have to go so far. In this instance, the specific place where they are working is San Juan Mercedes.”

San Juan Mercedes was set up as a meeting place for Bible study, as well as a feeding center for kids in the sponsorship program. That Bible study grew to the point that they are ready to start a full-fledged church in that location. Quite a while ago, someone donated land for a church site. The land has one very notable characteristic: it slopes. And not a gentle little hill kind of slope. It’s the sort of big ol’ steep slope that didn’t make it a prime location to build a church.

After much deliberation, it was proposed that they dig out from the road, flatten an area, and pour pillars, to allow a church to be built at road level. The idea is for the church to be sitting on the pillars and for the space beneath the building to be used for Sunday School classrooms and bathrooms.

However, because of how the property sits, there would be a very real danger of erosion or landslides. Not wanting to see a church slide down the slope, Allen proposed an additional course of action. They needed a retaining wall! A little, mamby-pamby retaining wall would not do. They needed a humongous, heavy-duty retaining wall using vast amounts of concrete. The problem was the cost. Even little, mamby-pamby retaining walls don’t come cheap. Humongous, heavy-duty retaining walls using vast amounts of concrete require a lot of money to build - and the small community of San Juan Mercedes didn't have that much money - so they were continuing to meet for worship in a home that was much too small to fit their growing congregation.

Meanwhile, Kim Hall, who translates many of the letters written by the children in our sponsorship program, noticed that many of the children from San Juan Mercedes were asking their sponsors to pray that the church building project would get going soon.

Next, the First Baptist Church of Kingsland Georgia entered the picture.

The church in Georgia wanted to help. They raised funds and sent down a team to lend some muscle to the project. The team is not alone in their desire to complete the retaining wall. The local pastor was asked if he could find five volunteers to help with the effort. On the first day, ten volunteers showed up to lend a hand. On the busiest day - when they were actually pouring the concrete - forty volunteers from the community came to help! The people of San Juan Mercedes are very excited to see their new church being built on (and beside!) the rock!

 - posted by Christi

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nitty Gritty Fine Print

It seems like everything comes with fine print. Generally, the fine print includes something like, “By signing this, you are agreeing to hand over your firstborn child to Rumplestiltskin.” Think of this blog post as the Manna 4 Lempira fine print--except you don’t need a magnifying glass to read it and it doesn’t contain anything scary!

What are the Promised Benefits to Sponsored Children?
  • Each sponsored child will receive 2 meals per week. If that doesn’t sound like much, remember that these children are not starving - they are malnourished. They are eating on a regular basis, but they are not getting a large variety of foods. Therefore, they are lacking essential vitamins and minerals from their diets. This can manifest in a failure to thrive, slow growth, and difficulty concentrating. Sometimes it causes significant skin and eye problem. Other times, this malnutrition results in death.This food is not intended to keep children from starving. It is intended as a way to help them catch up on vitamins. The program is making a difference! They are seeing healthier children, growing at a normal rate! Parents are reporting that their children are able to do well in school.
  • Feeding is always overseen by a pastor, either in a local church, or in conjunction with a local, public school. The feeding is always accompanied by Bible lessons. This serves to build a relationship between the children and a pastor/local church.
  • Each child receives an annual well visit with a doctor. If a child needs glasses, or has other specific medical needs, the Sowerses try to find the resources to help.
  • Children are de-wormed regularly.
  • Sponsored children receive a backpack filled with school supplies and a pair of shoes, each year. School is free in Honduras, but the children are required to provide their own supplies. Many children were not able to attend because their parents couldn’t afford the things they needed.     
  • Sponsors correspond with their children, and the children write back--building a relationship from across the miles. 

How is the Money Used?

With minimal overhead, the monthly cost of $15 per sponsorship goes a long way. Money not used to fulfill sponsorship benefits - purchasing food, school supplies, Sunday school materials, and providing training to teachers, etc. - goes into the larger ministry, to feed children who are not sponsored. The amount varies depending on the cost of the fuel to transport the food, and the costs related to the other benefits. Costs have gone up gradually, but not so significantly that unsponsored children are not being helped.

When a sponsorship program is set up, a commitment is made to help each child who is registered into that program, even if each child does not get a sponsor. (The only thing unsponsored children do not receive is letters.) With this commitment, the ministry breaks even when about 50% of the children in a particular program are sponsored. Beyond that, any money goes directly back to the ministry. It NEVER goes to pay big, corporate salaries!

To Learn More

Here's a brand new video, containing the information you need to get started with Manna4 Lempira! We're excited to have you join us!

- posted by Christi

Friday, March 16, 2018

Shiny Hair and Healthy Smile

If you begin spending extra time fixing your hair in the morning, that doesn’t mean that you stop brushing your teeth! Today, we’re going to chat about the many things going on with Sowers4Pastors. We’ve talked about backpacks and back-to-school stuff for quite a while on Facebook and the blog. Whenever that happens, people invariably ask Russell and Allen, “What’s the deal? Are you guys still working to empower pastors, or are you all about backpacks, child sponsorships, and feeding centers?”

Yes, a lot of time has recently been devoted to passing out backpacks. And, yes, Allen and Trish are getting ready to visit the States so they can get the ball rolling for the next backpack drive. But that is not the only thing Sowers4Pastors is doing. There are fifteen Honduran employees and two (soon to be three) North American interns working with Sowers4Pastors. Even when Allen and Russell are spending extra time distributing backpacks and registering kids at feeding centers, the other work is going on.

Moments before our phone call, Russell had been driving a bulldozer on the coffee farm. They are currently getting ready to plant another ten acres of coffee! Since the purpose of the coffee farm is to help sustain the ministry, while providing work for Hondurans, that is super exciting. They also recently completed a small bridge on the coffee farm, to allow for better access. Russell quipped, “Luckily we know a couple of people who know how to build bridges!” This was the second bridge they’ve built on their property.

Pastors’ Training School is underway. Melvin and Quito have been working at the training school, even when Russell and Allen were finishing up with the backpacks.

Now that the backpack have been delivered, they are able to get ready to put Gifts for Gracias boxes together. Think of it as Phase 2 for the supplies that arrived in the shipping containers. At the time of my conversation with Russell, Iris and two Honduran women were working on preparing the boxes.

Russell pointed out that, even when Allen and Trish return to the U.S., eighteen people will still be on the ground in Honduras, working to empower pastors and oversee the feeding centers, etc… Because, having great hair doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy smile, too!

 - posted by Christi

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The View from Kelsea: Regarding the Backpack Project

A backpack: what a simple thing. I remember the first time I was exposed to the Sowers4Pastors backpack program - I was helping to load filled and ready-to-go backpacks into a minivan at Lighthouse Church in Maryland.  I knew that they were specially packed for certain children by their sponsors, but that was about as much thought as I had given to them. After all, it’s just a backpack, right?

Fast forward three months. I found myself in a van bumping along the roads of rural Honduras on my way to distribute backpacks for the first time. As I looked out my window, I saw a variety of houses. Some were more strongly built: a shell made of mud bricks that were neatly stuccoed on the outside, concrete floors, actual windows or doors, a mostly intact roof, small enough to have only one room and a kitchen, and wired primitively for electricity.

Then there were the other houses: a partial frame of mud bricks supplemented by worn metal roofing, dirt floors, and very small with no windows or doors. I saw children walking to school in clean but used school uniforms that were usually either too small or too large on their small, thin frames. And on the same stretch of road, I saw other children who looked like they hadn’t bathed in weeks sitting in front of their houses wearing dusty, torn clothing, silently watching us drive by.

Something about what I was seeing didn’t sit well with me and being the problem solver that I am, I began thinking immediately about what could be done differently to change the scene I was witnessing. As I asked questions, it became clear. The main need in rural Honduras is education. Yes, well-rounded meals, better housing, clean water, medical services, bridges, churches etc. are important and much needed, but the way to truly eliminate the poverty of these areas is through educating the people.

Many in these areas don’t make it past the sixth grade, and as a result are unable to get steady jobs so they cannot afford the supplies to put their children through school.  This sets the children up to repeat the cycle and they end up in the same situation as their parents.

So, when we arrived at the church and began to hand out backpacks, I no longer saw just a simple backpack full of random school supplies. I saw an opportunity for each one of these children to stay in school another year, and in doing so, take one more step toward changing their communities. It’s a huge goal, a long and difficult process, and a cycle that will take a couple generations to change, but it can be done and it begins with a backpack.

 - posted by Kelsea

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Break Without the Break

WHAT are they doing now?

What do you do when you’ve just finished handing out 2200 backpacks and pairs of shoes to kids who are either in a sponsorship program or about to enter the program? Most people might pat themselves on the back and take a well earned break. But, of course, that’s not Allen’s style. Nope. If you’re Allen, you begin making plans to start all over again--only in a bigger way, if at all possible. That’s why Allen and Trish already have airline tickets to fly to the U.S. in April. It’s sort of a spring break without the break part. Instead of visiting beaches, they’ll be visiting churches that have expressed an interest in learning more about the sponsorship and sister church programs, and the backpack project.

Allen and Trish are scheduled to fly into Washington D.C. on April 5th. They will fly to Washington state on the 10th, where they will meet with more churches and speak at some home gatherings. On April 25th, they will be flying to Mississippi for additional meetings. On May 7th, they will fly back to the D.C. area, and will depart for Honduras from there on May 13th.

If you know of any church that might be interested in learning more about Sowers4Pastors and Manna 4 Lempira, please speak up! Allen and Trish are more than willing to fly somewhere else. (At this point in our conversation, Allen mentioned a stream of possible towns and cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. I take that to mean, they’re willing to go wherever there’s an interested church.)

The reason behind this ministry spring fling isn’t that Allen and Trish are crazy about those little bags of pretzels you get on airplanes! It’s because they know how much a backpack filled with school supplies can change a life.

If only they could go to school . . . 

During one day of distributing backpacks to 150 kids at feeding centers, Allen and Russell had twenty different people tell him the only reason their kids would attend school was because they were receiving school supplies and shoes! Eight children approached Allen to say something like, “My parents said I can go to school if I get a backpack.” That was just one day! And those were just the people who spoke up. Who knows how many more families could say the same thing?

As we’ve mentioned before, $1000 is a pretty average annual household income in Honduras. Parents with multiple children often have to choose which of their children get to attend school. Sometimes it means the younger kids can’t start school because an older sibling is attending. Sometimes it means an older sibling has to drop out so a younger child can start school. These backpacks make it possible for multiple children in a family to receive an education!

The children often express how excited they are about starting school with all of the supplies the teacher says they’re supposed to have. They have multiple notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, etc… To them, that is a luxury that isn’t taken for granted.

And that is why Allen and Trish are willing to fly all over creation to get the word out to churches. The little bags of pretzels are just a bonus!

 - posted by Christi

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Different Kind of Minimalism

 If you spend time on social media, you’ve no doubt encountered blogs and articles dedicated to minimalism and getting back to basics. In North America, that tends to mean building a top of the line “tiny home” or equipping a storage container with enough hardwood floors, granite countertops, and space saving devices to make IKEA jealous! In Honduras, this isn’t a movement. It’s just called “life” and it doesn’t come with hardwood floors and granite countertops.

In Honduras:

  • You are fortunate if your family income is more than $1000 a year.
  • Only 7% of families own a vehicle.
  • 25-30% of the population lives in a one-room house.
  • A huge percentage of houses have dirt floors and are made out of mud bricks.
  • In some locations, if your home has concrete floors, you are considered to be among the upper class.
  • If you’re sleeping on a mattress on the floor, instead of a woven grass mat, you’re considered “well off.”
  • Just over 50% of the population completes the 6th grade.
  • If you stand on a road that is paved, you might have to travel 80 miles to get to the next paved road.
  • Simply owning a motorcycle is a sign you are doing well financially.
  • A lot of families dream of even owning a horse for use as transportation.
  • A huge number of people have no road leading to their house. The nearest dirt road may be miles away.
  • Even if you have a small stockpile of beans and corn that you grew, you may be scrounging to get enough money to purchase some rice.
  • Not only are you living hand-to-mouth, but typically your neighbors are, too.
  • Many people have never traveled more than ten miles from home.
  • Owning one book is a huge deal!
  • You may celebrate things North Americans would find less than noteworthy. For example: The town of Gracias still celebrates Radio Day, which commemorates when radio reception came to the area about 25 years ago!

Keeping those things in mind, consider the impact of providing a Honduran child with a backpack, school supplies, and a pair of shoes! While visiting a feeding center, Allen said multiple people came up to him to say their children were only able to attend school this year because of the backpacks and shoes they received through Sowers4Pastors. An estimated 20% of the recipients would not be in school, if not for the backpacks!

The backpacks are especially valuable to families with multiple children. Allen pointed out that kids with learning disabilities are often pulled from school because families can’t afford to educate children who aren’t going to learn quickly. And, even if children previously owned a pair of shoes, those shoes were saved for “special occasions”. Having a pair of shoes for everyday use is life changing.

Allen pointed out that parents often send their kids to a feeding center just because they want a meal. But that gives Sowers4Pastors the opportunity to share the Gospel. Instead of dreaming of some Pinterest-worthy form of minimalism, isn’t it time we made the simple decision to share what we’ve been given?

 - posted by Christi

Monday, March 5, 2018

Stay Informed

A common thread when talking to visiting team members is how they want to hold onto their enthusiasm about continuing to be involved with the Sowers4Pastors ministry, even after they go back to their daily lives. It’s easy to be excited when you’re actually in Honduras--building bridges, feeding children, handing out backpacks, etc… It can be difficult to maintain a focus on the ministry when you go home to your regular job, bills, and problems. Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, regular life gets in the way. The best way to stay excited is to stay informed!

We’ve come up with a few specific instructions to help you keep up with the ministry happenings:

1.  Read the blog! We’re faithful in blogging, usually posting two or three blog posts a week. The blog is where you will get the most in-depth information about what’s going on with Sowers4Pastors. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t read blogs. They want to be involved, but they are busy and don’t think to check a blog for recent updates. There’s an easy way to receive the blog posts by email. On the blog, there’s a place to enter your email address - it's at the very top of the right column. After you enter your email address, you will be sent a confirmation email, and… Voila! You will receive the blog posts, including all of the pictures, directly in your inbox. Even if you don’t read every one, it’s a great reminder that we’re still here!

2.  The Facebook ministry page is an incredible tool for getting information to the masses. It’s also a not-so-incredible tool for getting information to the masses! The problem lies in the mysterious ways of the Facebook algorithms. Even if you’ve liked the Sowers4Pastors Facebook page, you must interact with the page by liking posts or leaving comments, if you wish to continue to see new posts. Any “likes” or comments are appreciated! Facebook is the place where you will find the most pictures about what’s going on in the ministry.

Not everyone is a Facebook user. If that’s you, you can still visit the Sowers4Pastors Facebook page. All posts on the ministry page have been set for public viewing. To visit the Sowers4Pastors Ministry Page, just click the "Join us on Facebook" button, which is the second item in the right column of this blog.

3. The Sowers4Pastors newsletter is the place to read about things the Sowers don’t necessarily want to share on the internet. In the newsletter, you will get more inside information about how to pray for the ministry, and for the Sowers family personally. The newsletter mailing list is also how we contact people to pray during urgent difficulties - such as when Trish and Ben were kidnapped, or when there are turbulent political situations. Trish has committed to writing more frequent general newsletters in the future - not just writing during emergencies - hopefully one each month.

If you do not receive the newsletter, you may be able to sign up here, on the Sowers4Pastors blog. There’s a pop-up that asks if you would like to subscribe, and you can fill that out, to be added to our mailing list. The problem is, after you’ve visited the blog a few times, the pop up stops popping up, whether you've signed up or not! In that case, you can contract Trish via email (trish at sowers4pastors dot com). Simply put “Add me to the newsletter” in the subject line. Easy peasy!

4. The BRAND NEW Sowers4Pastors Instagram account is now open for business. Get in on the ground floor, by clicking this link to follow us on Instagram!

You know the Sowerses are hard at work in Honduras. It encourages them when the people "back home" make the effort to stay informed - and it helps you know how you can be involved! It's a win-win, and hopefully, it's easier than ever now!

 - posted by Christi