* Matt talks about the newest Wheel of Time book – everyone makes fun of him
* Luke is a teenage girl and liked New Moon
* The “Name That Contest” contest. Just go ahead and e-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Handling downtime in games
* Can elements of board/video games translate to the tabletop to handle downtime?
Hodge: Chris Engler, World Vision 2009 Charity
I’m sending you this message in the hopes that you’ll partner with myself and World Vision again this year for my third annual Christmas fundraiser. This year I’m going to depart from the “cow” theme of the prior two years and ask for your help raising money for the rehabilitation and restoration of child soldiers and sexually exploited children. For $75 World Vision can provide many resources to children who have been virtually destroyed. I’d like us to help 20 such children. Based on the number of people I’m inviting to participate, if everyone I invite donates an average of $20 this goal will be met but donations of any size are welcome.
Below is a link to a four-minute video on YouTube that was put together by a friend of mine (Paul Bettings) who has travelled extensively and documented first-hand some of the worst circumstances children are in. The video tells the story of an 11 year-old girl named Elise who was once a sex-worker but is in the process of getting her life back thanks to World Vision’s efforts.
Here is a link to my World Vision Gift Catalogue page. Please forward this e-mail or any of the links contained to anyon that you think may be interested in participating:
Thank you in advance, and Merry Christmas!