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Jumpin' for Joy with Lexi
Guest Author: Lexi McCreary
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lexi mccreary"I'm just a teen. There's nothing I can do to make a difference—I'm too young to change the world."

My name is Lexi McCreary. I'm a 15-year-old Jesus freak who felt the call of God to make a difference after learning how many children die and are orphaned every day. I imagined myself in their shoes and even the thoughts were impossible to comprehend. But what could I do? I'm just a kid, right? Or was it time to take a stand?

I couldn't ignore the facts anymore. I had to do something.

On July 8, 2009, I decided to jump rope for every child orphaned over the course of three days. I told my mom my idea, and we quickly created a website and started to spread the word. My goal was to raise enough money to build one well in Africa by Christmas. I completed my goal of 6,100 jumps in three days, and with God's provision, we were able to meet the goal, and our first well was finished January 2010 in Sudan.

This year I want to do more, but I'm going to need the help of other teens who are tired of hearing they can't change the world. This year, we hope to build at least two wells, and with God's help, it will be made possible!

lexi mccrearyJumps 4 Joy is working in conjunction with other Christian organizations that spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and help meet the needs of those in villages around the world. 100% of donations go directly to these organizations to help meet the needs of the children in the 3rd world countries.

You can make a difference and jump in on this awesome way to help children around the world. Go to my website and check out the Jump In and Help Out pages for more info! You can also contact me to get started at jumps4joy1(at)gmail(dot)com.

Jumps 4 Joy appreciates your encouragement and prayers, and I hope to hear from many of you soon!

Come join me in leaving a footprint on a child's heart, one jump at a time.

God Bless!

Lexi McCreary

Learn more about Lexi and her Jumps 4 Joy project on her website. You can also learn more about her commitment to helping her generation take the purity challenge on her Choosing to Wait blog. This is a challenge Lexi started to encourage her peers to remain pure in body and heart until marriage.  Lexi is truly doing a great job changing the world!

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