Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fr. Jon Pedigo has won the Sultan and Saint Peacemaker award

(Fr. Jon has won the Sultan and Saint Peacemaker award. Read below.)

Date 4-14-2017

Dear Father Jon,

On behalf of Unity Productions Foundation, the creators of the docudrama The Sultan and the Saint we humbly request your attendance and participation in the upcoming premiere of the film at Santa Teresa Parish on the day of  April 23d.  At this premiere of the film we would like to honor you with the Sultan and the Saint Peacemaker Award in recognition of your outstanding work in building bridges across faiths and cultures.

As an award recipient, you will be included in a national network of peacemakers working to promote peace and greater understanding across lines of religious difference, particularly Christian and Muslim relations.  We would like to include an overview of the work you do on our website (www.thesultanandthesaint.org) where we will feature your headshot and a brief overview of your impact.

You will be joining a national network of The Sultan and the Saint Peacemaker awardees that is made up of interfaith activists who are working locally and globally to promote peace and better relations. We will periodically check-in with you to learn about your latest projects and we will provide you with some tips for programs and events you can host using UPF films and other resources.

Thank you for your consideration. Please email me confirming that you will be available for the premiere and that you are interested in joining this network.


Unity Productions Foundation

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Help Eliminate Diseases Caused by Bad Water: Can You Give?

Dear Friends/Family,
   As you know, I have been working with a great group in Nicaragua, Amigos for Christ. You can read my report from last year, with a video from the team, and their testing results. They focus on clean water, health and education programs for the folks in one of the poorest regions of the 2nd poorest country in the Americas.

One of the their core programs is the elimination of diseases caused by unclean water. In areas in where we have yet to put in a clean water system, up to 50% of the children have intestinal parasites. 

So, here's this year's ask

We need to raise money to keep the anti-parasite program going. Can you help us with our attempt to raise $4864? Here's a breakdown:

Transportation and Materials for Preventative Classes and Home Visits in Rural Communities$1,450
Collection and Processing Materials for Parasite Testing
Additional Materials for studies


I have donated $500, and got my employer, VMware to donate another $1000. But a donation of any size is welcome. Can you help?

The donation link is here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/billrothp2p

Thank you for your consideration. Call me if you have questions.

Bill Roth