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Pennies from Heaven

Posted by djafan on Monday, January 31, 2011

When I was a little girl growing up in Baton Rouge, there was no zoo but there was a children’s show called The Buckskin Bill Show.  Every day he would remind the populace of this lack with the refrain, “Remember, Baton Rouge needs a zoo.”  We children were assigned the task of buying an elephant.  How long it took to accrue the amount needed, I don’t know.  I know it went on for a long time.  I mean, how much does an elephant cost, even in those days?  Then there was shipping and handling to consider which must have cost a  pretty penny.  In fact, that’s exactly what it cost.  How does one eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  How does one buy an elephant?  One penny at a time.  Kiddies would traipse across the set of the Buckskin Bill Show putting their pennies in a barrel.  Some would empty a bagful, some would put in only one cent but eventually enough was collected to buy not one but two elephants.  They were named Penny and Penny Too.

That experience taught me something about how great things can be accomplished by small means.

A few days ago I asked for people to join our newly formed group on Angels for a Cause to help with Rising Star Outreach.  Many of you have joined us and have donated money already to help uplift and give aid to those with leprosy and the far-reaching effects on their children.  I know, too, that many folks are going through some difficult times with the economy as it is.

So here is my cunning plan.  We all have spare change  lying around, in purses, in bowls, in couches and elsewhere.  I found a bag of change that I have had on the floor of a closet so long I had all but forgotten it was there.  I poured it into a basket and added more change to it from a jar in the kitchen and a tray in my car.  Here is what I ended up with.

I then took it to a grocery store and poured it into one of those coin collection machines.  It printed out a voucher that I brought to a cashier who paid me cash.  Do you know what was in that basket?  $181.77! Enough to buy 3 bricks and then some!  Just lying around collecting dust.

This is the cunning part of my plan.  Anyone can do this.  Gather your coins, convert them to cash and make a contribution to Rising Star Outreach.  It doesn’t matter how small the amount or how big.  Then email us at thevoiceda@gmail.com with how much you gave.  We won’t post names of anyone just individual amounts, and a running total that we hope will grow and grow, one penny at a time.

I will be bringing my basket to work tomorrow.  Lots of people come through my office every day and I will be asking them to donate their spare change to help the children of leprosy in India.  I think they will be willing to do that.   For thousands of years, the victims of leprosy and their families have had to beg for any small change just to survive.  For a little while, I can do that for them to help ensure they never have to again.

I also want to make necklaces using a shiny new penny as a pendant and mail them out to everyone who joins our group on AFAC.   It’s your choice of course, if you want to wear it but I think they will make great advertising.  If anyone asks you why you are wearing a penny around your neck you can tell them what it represents.  Hope for a better world, one penny at time.

So here is the plan:

1.  Join The Voice group if you haven’t already and want to be a part of something wonderful. angelsforacause.ning.com

2.  Donate whatever you can, even if it’s just loose change lying around your house or purse.  Check under the sofa cushions.  It’s almost time for spring cleaning anyway.  No amount is too small.  $5.00 is fine.  Of course, larger donations are also welcome if you are able.  Be sure to type in the comments when you donate that you are from The Voice group for AFAC.

3.  Let your coworkers know about Rising Star Outreach and have a receptacle for change handy if they want to help out.

4.  Email us at the voice thevoiceda@gmail.com with the amount of your donations since joining The Voice group on AFAC.  We will be keeping a running total of all contributions and will post it here on the site and on AFAC.

5.  Once I get the necklaces made I will need everyone’s home address sent to thevoiceda@gmail.com or the contact page above.

So that’s the plan.  The goal is a million pennies for Rising Star Outreach.

A gathering of angels showering pennies from heaven.  Continue to let us know in the comments on the site if you bought a brick and what you had engraved on it.  What did I have engraved on the three bricks I bought with my change?   Pennies    From    Heaven.


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143 Responses to “Pennies from Heaven”

  1. marciami said

    Angelica – Bless you and your Pennies From Heaven. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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  2. archangel48 said

    Beautiful idea Angelica! I just got my daughter to give me all her loose change, then I’m off to work to see what I can collect from fellow employees pockets! 😀

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  3. lurker said

    Angelica
    Love the inspiration of your story & supporting RSO 🙂

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  4. Tawna21 said

    Thanks Angelica for this opportunity!! Off to find some pennies–maybe my hubby will let me have his penny jar from his nightstand. 🙂

    Tawna

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  5. djafan said

    Great idea Angelica!!!

    I have change in many places, let’s see what I round up. 🙂

    “A reminder” Email us at the voice thevoiceda@gmail.com with the amount of your donations since joining The Voice group on AFAC. We will be keeping a running total of all contributions and will post grand total only here on the site and on AFAC.

    More David buzz!!! Love the “bordered on frenzy”

    The Times of India

    David Archuleta in Chennai
    TNN, Feb 1, 2011, 12.00am IST

    A popular star hotel in the city was the venue for a special performance, featuring a singing sensation, who didn’t need an introduction, — David Archuleta. The young American heartthrob was welcomed with cheerful hoots, whistles and hollers that bordered on frenzy.

    Music lovers of all ages thronged to get up close and personal with David, who was more than happy to indulge his audiences. Accompanying David on this musical journey were Broadway artist Shaun Parry and celebrated choreographer Stacey Tookey.

    The guests treated themselves to a fine spread of appetisers as conversations flowed freely during the serene evening. With great music and dance to boot, the partygoers had a blast of a night.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/parties/chennai/David-Archuleta-in-Chennai/articleshow/7397556.cms

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  6. emmegirl said

    Love the Pennies From Heaven campaign and the million penny goal, enough small things add up to big things.
    And we all know what his fans can do when they come together!

    Just wondering, how long have the Archuduties been on the sidebar…thank goodness my head is attached.

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  7. bebereader said

    It’s 2:10 AM in Chennai, India

    Angelica,

    Very smart idea about collecting pennies for AFAC. I have a stash in several places in my house..in jars, piggy banks, drawers and old wallets. Gonna gather them together soon. I like your idea mucho!

    Tweet from Stacey Tookey (choreographer)

    Cleaning the wounds and meeting the people in the Leprosy colony today was life changing. I am grateful. about 2 hours ago via web

    Emmegirl, The ArchuDuty links were put up in the last few days.

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  8. Shawna said

    Awesome, Angelica!! Been collecting loose change here at work all day, and they told me to put up a jar in my office and they will all put their loose change in every day. So excited here!!

    Please all have Pattirae in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. She is having her lung cancer surgery tomorrow morning and will be in intensive care for 4 days and in the hospital total for at least 10 days. They are removing the upper top lobe of her left lung where the cancer is. I am so praying there will be good news that it hasn’t spread from that lobe and she can recover from this and move on to the breast cancer next and get that taken care of and get her on the road to recovery. She has a long year ahead of her, and I know all our prayers will help her get through this.

    Have a nice day!! Did I ever tell you how much I love it here? Well, I do and then some!! This is the best place to come to and share our thoughts of David. So happy for him and this opportunity he is having in India. They are very happy special people in that country.

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  9. bebereader said

    More buzz…

    David’s Dosa Binge

    From The Deccan Chronicle Feb 1

    Who can forget the cute sixteen-year-old David Archuleta charming both judges and audiences on the seventh season of American Idol? The youngest ever contestant went on to become the runner-up in the contest and is now in the country to support a cause close to his heart — leprosy — and plans to visit various parts of the south to spread awareness and gather support.

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    “A close family friend of mine had once showed me a video on leprosy. I was shocked to see those images because I thought leprosy doesn’t exist in our times. I shared my views with my fans and they’re the ones who collected funds for me,” says David.

    David who was on his way to meet the family says, “I’m looking forward to meeting people here and I hope I’m able to do some good for them.”

    When asked how he manages his singing career and education, the 20-year-old singer says, “I guess it just happens by itself. But more than anything else it is the attitude that matters.” But amidst all the tours and interaction, David confesses, “The only Indian word I’ve learned is dosa.” So does that mean that the international singing sensation is smitten by the South Indian dish, we wonder. “Oh, I simply love dosas and the different kinds of chutneys,” he replies enthusiastically. “Even back in America, Indian dishes are on the top of my list whenever I have plans to eat out.”

    Quiz him about Bollywood, however, and he confesses, “I haven’t seen any Indian movie yet and I plan to watch one soon. I recently discovered a theatre in Los Angeles where they screen Bollywood movies and I plan to go there.”

    But this doesn’t mean that he is oblivious to the Indian music scene. “I have heard a lot of Indian music and I like listening to Lata Mangeshkar and A.R. Rahman,” he reveals. So will there be any Hindi music on his agenda anytime soon? “I would love to try but I don’t want to slaughter Indian words! But, the idea sounds interesting and I might just give it a shot,” he concludes.

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloids/david%E2%80%99s-dosa-binge-942

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  10. bebereader said

    Shawna,

    Will be keeping Pattirae in my thoughts and prayers as she faces this surgery. Lots of positive thoughts and energy are being sent her way. One step at a time to a full recovery.

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  11. emmegirl said

    Shawna please give Pattirae our best wishes and let her know she is and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Angelica,

    What a wonderful idea! I’m not one who keeps change around though. I often pay for small items in change just to relieve the weight of the coins in my purse. I will have to start collecting them. This reminds me of the Penny-by-the-Inch campaigns that were used throughout LDS congregations to collect funds to support Primary Children’s Hospital here in Salt Lake City. The Primary (children’s age group up to 12) kids were so excited to be measured and give a penny for each inch of their height.

    Shawna,

    I too will keep Pattirae in my thoughts and prayers. I did not realize she also has lung cancer. Bless her heart!

    Bebe,

    You asked on the previous thread for a translation of “namaste.” The gesture (palms together in front of the heart/center of the chest and sometimes with a slight nod of the head), although often used simply as a greeting, carries deep spiritual meaning and basically means, “The divine in me recognizes the divine in you.” I love it.

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  13. Heidijoy said

    Angelica, I love your idea! I have jars and cans of coins all over the place as I collect change, so will gather them during this major storm we have brewing and take them to the bank in the near future. One brick I ordered will say “One Step At A Time” Heidijoy. The other I ordered was left with the message to have TheVoice decide. Hopefully they will contact you.

    Shawna,I will continue prayers for PattiRae. I’m sorry to hear of her challenges!

    Fanis Archangelicus, I’m glad Bebe asked for the translation of “namaste” What a wonderful greeting with spiritual meaning. Thank You for sharing!

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  14. djafan said

    Hey Shawna,

    Please let Pattirae she is in our thoughts and prayers!!!

    Fanis, What a wonderful meaning of namaste, just beautiful!

    Hey Emmegirl and all who have a chance I listed some links for voting on the left side bar under Fan Archuduties!

    And with only a few emails in so far with donation amounts we’re at $425!!!!!

    Great support for Pathway of Hope and a child sponsorship!!!!

    Thank you all so much and send in that amount email to update the total!

    This tweet from AFAC! David’s go getters!

    wendynjAFAC

    Cool fact from RSO. it took 9 months at the beginning of the campaign to sell 160 bricks. There have been nearly 180 in 1 WEEK! AMAZING!
    5 minutes ago via Twitter for Android

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  15. dakgal said

    Angelica– HIGH FIVE to you! What a good idea, you are indeed cunning. I’ll have to “pretend” to find some every day because I don’t work and it’s just lil old me here. Maybe I’ll hit the kids up for theirs.

    This gave me a chuckle:

    “The only Indian word I’ve learned is dosa.” So does that mean that the international singing sensation is smitten by the South Indian dish, we wonder. “Oh, I simply love dosas and the different kinds of chutneys,” he replies enthusiastically. “Even back in America, Indian dishes are on the top of my list whenever I have plans to eat out.”

    Whenever I have plans to eat out??? Haha –I think that’s three times a day.

    Had to Google dosas (like a crepe pancake)–had an idea about chutney.

    Missed all the fun in chat last Sat. I fell asleep–Dang.

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  16. Bydesign said

    This is a great idea, Angelica! I am already a member of AFAC but clicked on the join your group. It didn’t show that I joined, so I have no idea if I was successful or not.

    I purchased a brick before you came up with this wonderful idea, but I will contribute towards purchasing another brick…if I can figure out if I joined or not. LOL

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  17. Abrra said

    Bydesign
    This page is on the AFAC site. It shows 3 pages of members of TheVoice group. You can look for your name to see if you are a member.

    http://angelsforacause.ning.com/group/thevoicedavidarchuleta/user/list

    Abrra

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  18. SandyBeaches said

    I am a member..it is there on the right when I open the site name and picture etc. saying I am a member but I am not listed in the group. Maybe I missed it!

    Please check it out, TY

    SB

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  19. River said

    Did my RSO donation tonite with Pattirae in my thoughts. I met her at MOTAB and she’s such a delight.We can all help her along this journey with our thoughts and prayers.

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  20. djafan said

    Real quick, go to this link and if your name is there you’re in the group!!!!!

    http://angelsforacause.ning.com/group/thevoicedavidarchuleta/user/list

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  21. Abrra said

    SB
    Steps to join The Voice David Archuleta.
    1) Click on this link: angelsforacause.ning.com
    2) Sign up
    3) Go to email to verify your email address.
    4) Create profile
    5) Click join
    6) On Angels for a Cause Community tab click on Groups
    7) Click on The Voice David Archuleta
    8) Click on join

    You have to join the group after you sign up as a member of AFAC. Did you do that? It’s a 2 step process. If not, do the last 3 steps in the list above.

    Abrra

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  22. Fiona said

    Hi everybody! Great idea, Angelica. I have joined the group but can’t donate at the moment because my computer is in the shop being repaired and I am using my husband’s work one so I can’t put any personal info in here. But as soon as mine is fixed, I will donate!

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  23. Silverfox said

    It’s almost 8am in Chennai. David may be having breakfast OR making arrangements to head home. Who knows? I hope we’ll get a tweet from him soon. I’m very anxious to hear about his experiences in India from David in his own words. I think it may take a while for David to process everything he witnessed. I can’t begin to imagine the effect this trip has had on David, but I CAN imagine the effect HE had on those he came in contact with.

    As we continue keeping him in our thoughts, I offer the Prayer for David, hoping he will be home very soon.

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David and protect him from all harm.
    Cloak David with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with those who will love and support him unconditionally as we, his loyal and devoted fans do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give David rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give David assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep David always in your protective arms when he is traveling near and far.
    Keep David healthy and his voice clear and strong as he fulfills his Destiny.
    May David continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his life’s journey takes him.
    May David always know & feel the love and pride we feel for him.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray. Amen

    David,
    We miss you. Come home soon. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

    **********************

    Good night everyone!

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  24. Abrra said

    Pattirae sent this email message today

    Dear Family and Friends,

    I just wanted to let you know that my daughter, Amy, has set up a blog if you are interesting in following my cancer journey. The website is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattiadams.
    Please let me take this opportunity to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your love, concern and prayers for me.

    Warmest love to each of you,
    Patti

    You can register and leave a message for her in the guestbook.

    Abrra

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  25. bebereader said

    Please keep our Emifriend in your prayers as well. I heard from her by email yesterday. She’s also going through her own ordeal with cancer including 22 more weeks, involving surgery and radiation.

    We love you, Emi and Pattirae, and are praying for a full recovery. 🙂

    SandyBeaches,

    I just saw a comment that you are now a member of The Voice group on AFAC. Glad the ‘red tape’ got straightened out. 🙂

    By the way, I purchased a brick last night and had it inscribed:

    “The Voice – NY
    David Archuleta”

    Except for my state name (NY), it’s not very original but I like the idea of having David’s name inscribed on as many bricks as possible. Just a suggestion, in case you can’t think of an inscription.

    Fanis/ODD, Thank you for the explanation of “namaste”. I know exactly what you mean now. A friend of mine went to India several times and has shown me that gesture. It’s genuine, it warms the heart…I love it.

    Dak, We missed you in chat too, last Saturday. Hope to see you this weekend.

    Silverfox, Muchas gracias for the prayer. Hoping for a tweet from David soon, as well.

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  26. dakgal said

    Just checked on The Voice group list to see if I was there—-and I’m quite AMAZED at how much we all look like David.

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  27. bebereader said

    Dak…hahahahaha And what a great-looking bunch we are! 😀

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  28. xaris and I have a green dot by our name on the group page(?)what is that? haha, I am almost afraid to ask.

    26.Dakgal
    “Just checked on The Voice group list to see if I was there—-and I’m quite AMAZED at how much we all look like David.” rofl!

    Angelica, I love your idea.This will be fun to do, and the penny necklace idea too! A great way to get a conversation going, you ad-person, you! Clever! (You know people will ask!)

    Abrra, thank you forposting the e-mail about Pattirae’s blog at caringbridge.

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  29. Tawna21 said

    Okay Admins.–is it better to donate money for another brick or are you thinking of donating the money for something else in RSO? Just wondering?

    Love and prayers to Emi and Pattirae ❤

    Tawna

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  30. bebereader said

    Sky#28 Not 100% sure of this but I think the green dot shows who is online, accessing the AFAC site.

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  31. poof said

    I also have a green dot,,, I’m sure it means something very special 🙂
    On my donated brick I put “Live and let live.”, my favorite lyrics from SBL. It also seemed appropriate in this context. Those afflicted with leprosy in India are still facing discrimination and isolation. Hopefully, with our donations, this can start changing.
    By the way,,, my picture in the Voice group,,,, I swear, I have never looked so good!

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  32. Tawna21 said

    Skydancer1x–my name and several others have a green dot also and I can’t find anything that explains it. Anyone have a guess?

    Tawna

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  33. bebereader said

    See David in this video at 1:04 😀
    “Star Goes Home Montage”
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    Click this link for video: http://www.cambio.com/shows/cambio-goes-home/stars-go-home-montage

    Tawna: See comment#30

    Poof: Love your inscription!

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  34. poof said

    Thanks Bebe
    You know though, you just can’t beat yours!

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  35. dakgal said

    Sky and Tawna—-Bebe #30 is right — I was just there and Sky has no green dot—but I did.

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  36. Angelica said

    Hello and thanks everyone for representing so well! We now are 50 members strong on AFAC! I have to agree we are a marvelous looking bunch! 😉

    ByDesign,

    I see you there. Texas, right?

    Tawna,

    I googled about green dots and it said it means you’re online on fb so I guess Bebe is just right. There was a green one by me too.

    I brought my basket to work today and got donations right away! Several guys come in to torment me routinely, (jk) and it gave me great pleasure to demand they pay up. haha. They were happy to do it. The picture of my basket really was taken this past Saturday, though there is a green vine in the background. What can I say, it’s great to live in the south this time of year. Hope all of you in the path of the storm tomorrow stay home and safe and warm! We will get just rain and possible tornadoes.

    Pattirae is constantly in my prayers and I was just on her blog to leave a comment with much hope that all goes well with her surgery tomorrow. She is such a dear, special lady.

    Poof,

    Love your inscription too and the reasons behind it.

    You don’t have to buy a whole brick. I think someone asked about that. Any amount will do just fine.

    David cracks me up the way he talks sometimes, like he is from another century. “Oh I simply love dosas and the different chutneys.” Who talks like that? lol. Gotta love him.

    He hasn’t tweeted in awhile. Maybe he will soon. I’m sure he’s being affected profoundly by what he’s experiencing.

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  37. djafan said

    Pattirae and Emi,

    Praying daily for both of you!

    Dak, Have I told you how much I love your sense of humor? You make me laugh at just the right time. 🙂

    Silverfox,

    I wonder when he’ll be heading home. Morning time now in India, hoping for some sort of sign.

    Thank you for the prayer!

    Tawna, bricks for the Pathway of Hope is the focus right now and if donating less than the amount for a brick we can pool the amounts with others just make sure you put The Voice in the comment box.

    I don’t know what the green dot is…lol I’ve searched to no avail. I think I’ll just give them a call over there and ask tomorrow. 🙂

    Poof, Love your inscription! And so many David’s on AFAC..lol

    Katedangerous on cambioconnect Daily Wrap. Love her tshirt

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    http://www.cambio.com/shows/daily-wrap-up/daily-wrap-up-1-31-11

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  38. nanaweize said

    Oh my I just love the ideas of the change. I will collect mine too. I usually stick it in piggy banks for the grandkids but this time I will send it on to some other Nana’s grandkids!

    I will for sure pray for Pattirae and Emi too. Sometimes in this big ol busy world we think to much of ourselves and our own struggles. It is good for me to appreciate what I have and be able to think of others and pray for them. I am blessed!

    Now I will go find the links and be a part of the Voice at RSO!

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  39. djafan said

    A quick update!

    We are at $725!!!!

    Keep those emails coming in!

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  40. Angelica said

    Thank you Weize! I forgot to mention I will be keeping Emi in my prayers too. Love what you say here, “Sometimes in this big ol busy world we think to much of ourselves and our own struggles. It is good for me to appreciate what I have and be able to think of others and pray for them. I am blessed!”

    So true.

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  41. ok! green dot mystery solved!YEA! Thanks Bebe!

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  42. kaycee said

    Oh Angelica, what a beautiful idea! It’s just perfect. I have been so touched by the amazing generosity of David’s fans these past few days and rejoiced in such a great spirit of giving. I so longed to do my part as well, but as my family struggles to keep up with my daughter’s mounting medical expenses, we are only able to give very little. This “Pennies from Heaven” idea is just perfect for our little family and what a great way to teach a child that every little bit helps, every little effort is important, no matter what your situation.

    Hugs and heart-felt thoughts to Pattirae and Emi.

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  43. Angelica said

    {{{Kaycee}}} Thank you. Your daughter is in my prayers daily too. Thank you for wanting to give under your circumstances and using it as a teaching opportunity in your home. What a great mom! Photobucket

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  44. MunkFOD said

    Angelica, I love this “pennies from heaven” article! It reminds me of when I was a little girl….I would save my pennies in a jar for the Primary Childrens Hospital. All those pennies add up. thanks to you for your great thoughts! If we all just do a little we can make a big difference! It warms my heart!

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  45. MunkFOD said

    PS. My thoughts and prayers are with Pattirae and Emi today.{{hugs}} to them both!

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  46. refnaf said

    Fanis Archangelicus!!
    Great fans think alike, lol. I put “Namaste from Canada” on my brick (before I read that you did, lol!) So cool!

    Thinking of Emi and Pattirae as well…

    Great idea Angelica, David fans are the best, amazing how he gives us that little extra push to respond!

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  47. emmegirl said

    Emifriend and Kaycee, you too have a big extended Archufamily who have you and your families in our prayers.

    I think Katedangerous is adorable and I love her for her love of David.

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  48. lurker said

    I love the union & support of all of David’s fan’s. Not only do we support David, we are like a family who is supportive of his fans in need. Sending Emi & Pattirae a speedy recovery & will include them in my prayers as well.

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  49. xaris said

    Sending many prayers and wishes for complete recovery to Pattirae, Emi, and Kaycee’s daughter. Nothing is as stressful to a mom as a sick child, so please remember to take care of yourself as well, Kaycee.

    Cheers to All!

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  50. Heidijoy said

    Adding prayers for Pattirae,Emi and Kaycee’s daughter.

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  51. Heartfelt prayers for Kaycee’s daughter, Kaycee,Pattirae, and Emi.

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  52. Renaid said

    Thank you Angelica for this wonderful idea.It is an easy way to collect money for the cause. My prayers go out to Pattirae, Emifriend and Kaycee’s daughter. I know from personal experience how much it helps. Prayers also for safe travels for David and for all in the areas of the storm. Namaste, renaid

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  53. Fanis Archangelicus said

    #46
    Hahaha ref! I love the namaste greeting and meaning so could not resist having it inscribed on the brick I purchased. Great minds indeed. Maybe next time you come to Utah our minds can finally meet!

    I join my voice to the prayers for Pattirae, Emifriend and Kaycee’s daughter and all their loved ones. May they be strengthened and comforted.

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  54. betsy said

    Angelica – this is a fantastic idea. I have change in old purses and I know the laundry room gets it’s share. (Maybe I should actually spend more time in there)
    My eldest son has change building up in his room – I’ll get that as well. 🙂
    p.s. If your state has a bottle return law, that may be another way to add to the cause. Returning the bottles nets 10 ea.
    It all adds up. 🙂

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  55. betsy said

    Also adding my love and prayers to Pattirae, Emifriend and Kaycee’s daughter.

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  56. PaulaFOD said

    This is a great idea! I made a donation, but it may have been a general donation to RSO rather than specifically for the Pathway of Hope. Either way, it will go to a great cause! I was in a hurry…don’t remember exactly what it said, but I didn’t see a place to mention The Voice. Hope you are all having a great day! To everyone impacted by the storm, stay safe!

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  57. MunkFOD said

    I was reading a blog today from a young lady that is serving in India with RSO. Under her top posted article there was a comment that went beautifully with your article here! So I thought I would share. Her next article down “A Princess for a Day” talks about her experience these past few days. Here is the comment by someone named Paula. Then I will post the link. I really hope this isn’t too long. sorry if it is!

    “Thank you so much for your thoughts and perspective today Audrey. You are truly serving His children. My kids are so excited because at school this week they are having “penny wars”. They put pennies in jars and can “bomb” other class jars with silver money. Their Principal is coming to India this summer (she has been before) and all the money from the penny wars is going toward buying books for Rising Star. I am printing out some of your pictures and stories for them to share with their classes. They are so excited that they have a cousin in India working with Rising Star…it makes it personal for them that their school is raising money for you in India! You can tell your kids there that my kids here are thinking of them in their school! (small world sometimes)”

    http://audreybergesonstravels.blogspot.com/

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  58. Angelica said

    Hey guys! Hoping everyone is staying warm and with power tonight in the colder regions as the storm passes.

    Paula, A general donation to RSO is fine and please email us at
    thevoiceda@gmail.com with the amount. The comment section is where you type that you are donating as a member of The Voice group. And of, course, click on David in the drop down menu.

    Betsy, thanks for the tip on bottles. We crush and collect cans and give those away but maybe we will start harvesting those pennies ourselves. Speaking of harvest, I’m trading my basket at work for a glass jar I found that’s embossed with the words, “Harvest Time” with sheaves of wheat below the words. I think that’s fitting in a way. I will be printing a label with Rising Star Outreach on it and whatever to decorate it and give it eye appeal. 🙂 Raked in more moolah today!

    MunkFOD, thanks for sharing that link. I love reading stories from people who have the opportunity to actually be there and experience the wonderful work being done on behalf of these children and others.

    Prayers still for Pattie, Emi, and Kaycee’s daughter. Pattierae is out of surgery now but no word yet on how it went.

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  59. MunkFOD said

    Angelica, I have been thinking about Pattierae all day. So thanks for letting us know she is out of surgery. I keep checking her blog. So thanks!

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  60. bebereader said

    Another snow day here…and a slow day as well.
    Think David’s traveling home now?
    I hope he had some time to explore the countryside in India.

    Kaycee: Prayers here for your daughter’s full recovery.

    MunkFOD: Thank you for the link to Audrey’s blog. I read it earlier today and was deeply affected. Maybe David is keeping a journal of his experiences in India. For David, who is humble by nature, I can only imagine how this visit has affected him.

    As someone on here said (forgive me, I forgot who it was)

    “David doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk.”

    From The Hindu

    Beyond dance
    by Priyadarshini Paitandy

    Excited squeals and giggles fill the air followed by shouts of “Once Again”. When the performance starts, there’s silence all around — just smiling faces and gleaming eyes taking in the goings-on on stage in rapt attention. While all this happens at Rhapsody at the Courtyard by Marriott, an equally large and enthusiastic crowd has gathered outside too.

    In spite of being denied entry, they (mostly young girls), wait outside clapping and straining their ears to hear the latest poster boy of the music world, David Archuleta, sing. But what they miss out on is Shaun Parry and Stacey Tookey’s (choreographer of ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’) dance performance. And most importantly, the show put together by the children of Rising Star Outreach.

    The kids sing along with David and also match steps with Shaun, a professional singer, dancer and Broadway artist from New York. “It took us two weeks to practise. I gave the kids very difficult moves, but they were brilliant,” says Shaun, who choreographed the show.

    For rest of article click here: http://www.thehindu.com/arts/dance/article1146605.ece

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  61. archangel48 said

    My good thoughts and prayers to Pattirae, Emifriend, Kaycee’s daughter and all of their families.
    What a comfort this site is. Loving David fans pulling together in support of others. Makes me appreciate all I have.

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  62. Silverfox said

    First & foremost today, praying & thinking of Pattirae, emifriend, & Kaycee. Also, hoping everyone who lives within the path of this latest “monster storm” stay safe & warm tonight.

    As for David, it is about 7am Wednesday morning. We know nothing. We have heard nothing. We have seen nothing. From David or anyone else in the RSO group in the last 24 hours. Does that mean David is on his way home? I guess we’ll know when David wants us to know, remembering patience is a virtue. 😉 🙂

    In the meantime, we will continue keeping him in our thoughts as I continue offering the Prayer for David until will comes home.

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David and protect him from all harm.
    Cloak David with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with those who will love and support him unconditionally as we, his loyal and devoted fans do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give David rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give David assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep David always in your protective arms when he is traveling near and far.
    Keep David healthy and his voice clear and strong as he fulfills his Destiny.
    May David continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his life’s journey takes him.
    May David always know & feel the love and pride we feel for him.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray. Amen

    David,
    We miss you. Come home soon. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

    ********************

    I also “purchased” a Pathway brick. My inscription: “Even Angels Dream Sky High”

    Good night everyone.

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  63. just stopping by and wanted to check on any news about Pattirae.Glad to hear she is out of surgery.I pray it went well.
    She has been in my thoughts all day today.

    Please everyone in this winter storms path, be careful out there.
    I am a big weenie! Not used to temps and wind chills like this. …wind chill is -4.Don’t know how you guys in the north/northeast do it.

    I hope David news comes soon…I look forward to a vlog, when he is ready of course, about his experience. Just want to see his face when he talks to us about the children of Rising Star.

    stay warm everyone.

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  64. dakgal said

    News Flash!!
    Weather report from Siberia ( So. Dak.) Temp. now -7 degrees

    Wind chill -28 degrees Forecast for tonight low -19 degrees

    Wind Chill -35 degrees. We had our mini-blizzard yesterday , just what we needed more snow.

    I wanna move NOW!!!

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  65. nanaweize said

    I just read the update from Pattiraes daughter on the link http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/pattiadams

    I will continue to keep the prayers for her, Emi and Kaycees daughter going. I know the Lord is listening.

    Sorry…Annette…I didn’t credit my donation to The Voice. I wasn’t sure how to do that. Brain F.%$() I guess! haha

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  66. Oh Dakgal, you poor thing!!…
    I say we head to Florida now!

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  67. djafan said

    Good evening everyone!!!

    Long work day.

    We have 53 members and team The Voice is at $990!!!!

    Great job archangels!!!

    Just want to reassure all of you that your names or amounts will be kept private so if you haven’t emailed us yet please do so. I you didn’t include The Voice in the comment box email us anyways and we’ll inform AFAC.

    Thank you all for your support of AFAC and David!

    Speaking of David, where in the world is he????

    David is still creating buzz. Here from Hollywoodnews.com

    HollywoodNews.com: ‘American Idol’ is apparently doing something right this time around, at least according to former contestant David Archuleta who is excited for the new season.

    Archuleta, who came in second, admits that this season feels fresh, states Reuters. “It feels like the first season of ‘American Idol’ is starting again,” Archuleta says about the new judges on board this year.

    Archuleta also thinks that judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are a nice addition, calling Lopez “nurturing” and Tyler “funny and entertaining.”

    http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/01/30/american-idol-feels-like-the-first-season-all-over-again/

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  68. dakgal said

    Sky—I’m packed —send the jet!!

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  69. djafan said

    Thank you SF for the prayer, not only for David but also for Pattirae, Emifriend, and Kaycee’s daughter.

    Those with nasty weather stay safe!

    A smile as we wait…

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  70. djafan said

    Sigh….

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  71. Angelica said

    Djafan,

    Thanks for bringing the smiles. Missing him.

    Thank you, everyone for supporting the work of RSO.

    {{{Love you guys}}}

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  72. kaycee said

    After a long day at work and caring for my kids, I love to come here for my late night “Voice therapy”. I am absolutely moved to tears at what awaited me tonight. How can there be such wonderful people? I am touched beyond words at the outpouring of love and support for my daughter and myself, along with Pattirae and Emi. I wish I could give you all a hug! I can’t tell you how many nights I have come here, too worried to sleep, and found peace in all your beautiful posts and in David’s music. What an amazing community of people…thank you.

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  73. bebereader said

    That picture in #69; David sure is a sight for sore eyes. Heck even if we don’t have sore eyes, the mere sight of him brings a smile. I smiled the whole way through the video djafan posted in #70 from Singapore, did you? 😉

    We’re doing great at supporting RSO and AFAC!
    Thank you all for your efforts.

    {{{{{Kaycee}}}}}

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  74. Silverfox said

    It’s about 1pm in India and finally got word some of the RSO group may be on their way home including David! If that is the case…

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David and protect him from all harm on his flight home from India.
    Cloak David with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with those who will love and support him unconditionally as we, his loyal and devoted fans do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give David rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give David assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep David always in your protective arms when he is traveling near and far.
    Keep David healthy and his voice clear and strong as he fulfills his Destiny.
    May David continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his life’s journey takes him.
    May David always know & feel the love and pride we feel for him.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray. Amen

    David,
    Hoping you are on your way home! Have a good, restful & uneventful flight home. We miss you and can’t wait until you are on American soil, even as cold & snowy as it is. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  75. Silverfox said

    It’s almost 3am EST and there are strong, hurricane-force wind here where I live but no snow as yet, but others are not so fortunate. Hoping & praying everyone in the path of this horrific storm are safe & sound in warm shelter.

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  76. Jo said

    David said in Mabuhay videoblog, that people asking him in Singapore if He have a sore eyes , but he said there is nothing wrong with his eyes, if He put strained on his eyes or if he wake up early than he used to, his eyes become like that.
    Have bought a brick before this group come up, so not under voice name.

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  77. emmegirl said

    dakgal 68, lol!

    So anxious to have him home and hear more details of the trip in the weeks ahead. So proud of him and his fans.

    Care to all of those dealing with the severe weather.

    {{Kaycee}} I think of you often, and I myself receive strength from yours.

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  78. djafan said

    Tweets from Stacey (choreographer) during her stay in India. Looks like David might be on his way home.

    @KathrynrMcc I have been thinking of u so much while in India. You have to go. U will love it. Lets talk soon.xx about 10 hours ago via web in reply to KathrynrMcc

    I am on my way home from India and it has changed my life.I am grateful and forever humbled by the people I have met. about 10 hours ago via web

    The children call me “Auntie” here in India…they all want to know why I’m married and don’t “have babies”. 2:36 AM Feb 1st via web

    Cleaning the wounds and meeting the people in the Leprosy colony today was life changing. I am grateful. 1:20 PM Jan 31st via web

    This morning I am heading into a Leprosy colony to help wash the wounds of the people… 10:13 PM Jan 30th via web Retweeted by you and 7 others

    I feel my life changing…even if I had a cold bucket shower this morning 🙂 12:35 AM Jan 30th via web

    and performed with David Archuleta and the life dance troupe of kids from the leprosy colony who now attend Rising Start school. 12:35 AM Jan 30th via web

    So far in India I have visited the people in a Leprosy colony, read books to the children in the school… 12:34 AM Jan 30th via web

    I have only been in India for one day and my heart is already filled with so much joy from watching these kids here 🙂 11:01 AM Jan 28th via web Retweeted by you and 24 others

    OMG..I am finally here in INDIA. talk about culture shock.this is going to be an adventure. 3:28 PM Jan 27th via web

    Tweet from Melinda!

    MelindaWEG

    Be sure to tune in to Hallmark Channel Tues, Feb 8 at 6p for a rebroadcast of Skate For The Heart with @DavidArchie .

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  79. djafan said

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    Go to this link and request a wake up call from David!!! I just did and will be getting a call on March 1st!

    http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/

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  80. Angelica said

    Djafan,

    Thanks for the link. I just requested a wake up call for 8am on March 1st. Of course it will be a recording but it will still be the Voice on the other end. 😛 Might run over and get some “panty cakes” from IHOP. My husbands German grandmother always called them that so that’s what he calls them.

    Looking forward to hearing what he has to say about his experience in India when he’s ready.

    Brought in my Rising Star Outreach glass jar today and transfered the donations thus far to that. Gave a guy a shot this morning and he put $20.00 in the jar! I give good shots. 🙂

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  81. djafan said

    Angelica,

    Thank you for the much needed laugh this morning. I will definitely be going to IHOP and taking my mother who loves pankekis, that’s what she calls them. 🙂

    We’re in wait mode…

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  82. dakgal said

    In my house they are panna cakes– another favorite is

    galvanized rice (glorified rice) and hangleburgers.

    Hope David is safely on his way home–with all the flight cancellations -I wonder where they land when they get back to the states.

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  83. djafan said

    These tweets from @Y_J_fan!!!

    Seen at the Paris airport talking to the janitorial staff! Only David 🙂

    @DebVaFOD Someone’s (in my timeline) boss was at the same flight from Paris to SLC today 🙂 11 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad in reply to DebVaFOD

    @MunkFOD And he was seen talking to the janitorial staff at the airport. 🙂 13 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad in reply to MunkFOD

    @Marylee_DAangel Yes he did! Someone was at the same flight with him from Paris to SLC today 🙂 15 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad in reply to Marylee_DAangel

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  84. dakgal said

    Spamming here— I just have to laugh–he’s within our radar!!

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  85. Angelica said

    Hurrah! Paris to Salt Lake today!

    Isn’t that so David to be caught talking to the janitorial staff? Probably telling them what a great job they are doing.

    Ahh he tweeted! He’s safe at home! Hallelujah!

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  86. Silverfox said

    David is HOME!!!!!!!! He just tweeted!

    So relieved & happy.

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  87. Silverfox said

    Twitter is going absolutely crazy!! 😆

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  88. djafan said

    David said safely!

    Back in the U.S. safely. Bittersweet
    leaving India but had a really amazing
    time! Will try and get a blog up later
    this week. 🙂

    25 minutes ago via web Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    SF, I know how you feeeeeeel!!!!!!

    Do you think he feels our love?????

    Dang that guy 🙂

    Angelica,

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

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  89. bebereader said

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    Djafan, Hallelujah indeed!!

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  90. emmegirl said

    Everyone exhaling a little now. (I am gonna miss that kitty tho.)

    bebe, love the dance!

    dja, thanks for the tweet updates!

    Angelica, love the little girl in the yellow dress…something in her eyes and smile.

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  91. Suzy-Q said

    What a good feeling knowing that David is home safe. Bebereader, can I join you in the “happy dance”?

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  92. bebereader said

    Suzy-Q, Please do!

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  93. archangel48 said

    So glad he is home safely.

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  94. Angelica said

    Can I join y’all?

    Photobucket

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  95. dakgal said

    Can I add my Hallelujah–my feet are doing a happy dance too!!! Angelica , that even looks like the same cat in the window.

    I’m soooo happy!!! My nerves can’t take this!

    Edit from Admn.: Here’s Dak’s Happy Dance!

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  96. Hi guys!hahahahaha loving all the happy dances going on..bunnies and cats,woo-hoo! Thanks Bebe and Angelica!
    and SOOOO glad David is back home safe and sound.:)
    we are having rolling blackouts in DFW area.My power was off for a few hours last night.Didn’t take long to drop the temperature in the house to an uncomfortable 48 degrees They may do it again tonite.Putting a down comforter on the bed tonite! Most side streets here are solid sheets of ice.Scary driving to work today.My car literally slid down my driveway into the street. I feel so sorry for those who are way worse off, with this winter weather.
    Dakgal,how are you doing tonite?
    SilverFox, and everyone, stay warm!

    So wonderful to see so many signing up for The Voice Group! Very exciting! goodnite everyone!

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  97. Angelica said

    Dakgal, Love your happy dance and love that frog!

    Won’t embed. Bummer. Oh well, video after the jump!

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  98. Gayle122890 said

    Thank you Lord for bringing David safely back home.

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  99. Angelica said

    Gayle,

    Amen.

    Sky and everyone in the frigid zones. Be safe and bundle up. Stay home if it’s at all possible.

    Ice coming our way tomorrow but nothing like up north so I can’t complain.

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  100. dakgal said

    Admin. Thanks so much for the happy dance–takes away some of the tension.

    Sky–Thanks for asking –we are slowly climbing out of the freezer– I’ll probably go to the beach tomorrow–supposed to be a balmy 27 deg.

    I thought we should all have a treat–because we have all been with ” No Air ” for a week now.

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  101. bebereader said

    Dak,

    My pleasure!

    Gayle,

    Amen.

    I was out and about when David arrived home safely. Thank you Djafan and Betsy for letting me know. We all worry about him like he’s a member of our family; he’s THAT important in our lives.

    To all affected by the storm, please stay safe.

    Just wonderin’…..

    SandyBeaches….Hope you’re weathering the storm!

    and

    WowArchie…Where are you? Hope you’re doing well. 🙂

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  102. djafan said

    As much as I support and am proud of David for his humanitarian trips, I am so happy that he is home!

    AFAC update!

    We are now at 56 members strong and have a total of $1,400 donated under team The Voice in support of Pathway Of Hope!!!!!

    Give yourselves a round of applause! I admire every single one of you.

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  103. djafan said

    David on Cambioconnect promo!!!

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  104. kaycee said

    Aaahh…late night lurking on the Voice. So nice to find out that David is home safe from India–what an experience for him. Can’t wait to hear about it.

    Warm, toasty thoughts going out to everyone!

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  105. FG said

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  108. Abrra said

    FG

    I posted the pictures for you. Do you have a source I can credit?

    Nice job!

    Abrra

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  109. FG said

    Hi, I just found out they are from Ron Gunnell’s facebook. He was on the trip.

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  110. Abrra said

    More from Ron Gunnell’s facebook.

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    Ron Gunnell David and Lupe

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    David at the clinic

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    Lupe David at the clinic

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    David Becky Douglas Ron Gunnell

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    David helping a patient

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    Lupe David and Becky Douglas

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    Lupe David Becky and Ron with some children of the colony

    all images credit to Ron Gunnell
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150406429535078&id=522605077&aid=624954

    Thanks to FG for sending me the link to share the pictures here.

    Abrra

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  111. Angelica said

    FG and Abrra,

    Thank you SOOOOoooOooo much for the pics! I came here this morning and spazzed something awful! haha! I am just so proud of this guy we are fans of and so happy for this opportunity he had!

    Gotta get to work with a smile in my heart and love for the whole world. Funny how he makes that happen. 🙂

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  112. SandyBeaches said

    Wow, these are the amazing pictures that we have been waiting for and yes being there would be a tremendous experience. I believe that we can see that in David’s face, in his great big smile.

    SB

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  113. SandyBeaches said

    Way to go FG and Abrra, ever searching, lots of determination of your own in the early morning hours.

    SB

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  114. Jo said

    the pictures of David in India absolutely beautiful and touching, thanks FG and Abrra

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  115. Good morning everyone!!

    I found this video in celebration of David coming home and inspiring his fans to reach beyond themselves. It goes along with the pictures so well. It speaks to me of David’s heart! Healing Humanity! Enjoy!

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  116. MunkFOD said

    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! fills up my heart and tears spilling…. happy smile…. this is awesome. I want to go tooo!

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  117. djafan said

    My admiration for this young man grows at every turn. I wonder when the documentary will be coming out.

    Thank you FG for the find and Abrra for getting them up.

    Sharon,

    Beautiful video!

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  118. FG and Abrra…these pictures are absolutely beautiful.

    Djafan
    “My admiration for this young man grows at every turn. This picture just warmed my heart, the smile connection.”
    You hit the nail on the head,Dja.
    My heart is so full of love and deep respect for David, and for all those associated with RSO.
    Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever imagine the journey we would take with David would be like this. Never did I realize how deeply he would enhance my life, with his inspirational voice,spirit,heart and soul.
    I cannot wait for him to talk to us about this trip when he is ready. My admiration meter has exploded.

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  119. KimmieDavid said

    OMG!!!! Thanks so much for posting these lovely photos from India!!! Words can not express how proud I am to be a fan right now.

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  120. Suzy-Q said

    FG and Abrra, thanks for posting these wonderful and inspiring photos of David and Lupe in India. The photo of David washing the feet of a person with leprosy made me think of when Jesus washed the feet of his deciples during the Last Supper. We should all be so humble. I got teary again.

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  121. Abrra said

    Posting this picture for Djafan, who found it on twitter

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    credit Ron Gunnell

    Abrra

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  122. djafan said

    He tweets!!!

    @davidarchie

    I think I am the worst blog maker in the world lol. Or at least one of the worst. Gonna upload one here in a bit. 9 minutes ago via web

    @Shell_eeeyyy Went from 86 degree weather to like 16 degrees lol. 7 minutes ago via web in reply to Shell_eeeyyy

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  123. Abrra said

    New Vlog!

    Abrra

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  124. Abrra said

    Dakgal sent in these pictures of David in India.

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    AWWWWW!!

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    credit Chris Jensen at http://lifttogether.blogspot.com/

    Abrra

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  125. bebereader said

    Just got home and watched David’s vlog. He looks older already! Kudos to him for getting a vlog up so soon. He must be exhausted from jet lag and the time change. In addition, I can’t even imagine how it feels to both emotionally drained and energized at the same time from this visit.

    The pictures posted are mind-boggling. To live here in the US with all the comforts of home is in sharp contrast to the lives of those who have so little and yet are so grateful for each day.

    Thank you, David and not just for your amazing music. I never expected my journey with you to be so fulfilling. You make me appreciate what I have, to be more compassionate, to try a little harder and to live life to it’s fullest.

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  126. Fanis Archangelicus said

    These photos speak volumes, and the vlog – oh, the vlog! I feel humbled and heartened and so grateful for David and his pure heart and goodness and the pure hearts and goodness of each of you.

    My eyes are leaking too.

    {{{{{Hugs}}}}}

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  127. dakgal said

    When those eyes look up at you as he’s washing your feet– it’s got to be like looking at a slice of heaven and you know someone special is looking at you.

    I’m beside myself with happiness and joy–for all kinds of reasons.

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  128. archangel48 said

    My heart has swelled larger than life. He is beyond real. Although I have met him twice, in person, I still can’t believe he is for sure, really, real!

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  129. SandyBeaches said

    Well, that was peaceful. His vlog was like listening to a new song that he had just written.

    SB

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  130. betsy said

    Just got home from work and saw the vlog and pics.
    His humility and love. ♥

    This is what the world is supposed to be like.
    Thank you, David.

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  131. Silverfox said

    Oh David!

    A special, a VERY special young man. So sweet, so loving, so compassionate. He simply a one of a kind human being.

    Obviously he will never forget the people he encountered, the people whose feet he washed, whose hands he held. The children he sang to & talked to & laughed & played with. AND he must know, THEY will also NEVER forget the young man named David with the voice of an angel, the beautiful, gentle eyes, the hair blacker than night, the beautiful bright smile, the large hands with a soft & gentle healing touch. They will never forget David. Of that I am sure.

    But I don’t mind admitting I am glad he’s home. 🙂

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  132. bebereader said

    Oh Silverfox,

    You said it.
    And so beautifully.

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  133. emmegirl said

    Blessed and humbled.

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  134. djafan said

    SF,

    What beautiful words! You brought me to tears, just beautiful and alllll so true. David is the real thing, genuine.

    Emmegirl, ditto

    SB, I like the song 🙂

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  135. Gayle122890 said

    OK guys. I’m getting really nervous here. First momjulie now Snarky Archies. I hope The Voice will be here for ever.

    Today I was at work looking at the pictures of David trying not to let anybody see me get all teary-eyed. Thank goodness for high-rise cubicles! Oh, David where you’re taking us…It’s beautiful.

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  136. Abrra said

    Gayle
    We are not going anywhere.

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    We are devoted to David’s artistry and wish to make a special place here to celebrate his career. We are a dedicated group who cares deeply about giving our best in this effort.

    Abrra

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  137. gladys said

    what happened to the Archies snarky site, can someone please answer me.
    I thought there was a technical problem, as it happened once fanscene

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  138. gladys said

    sorry , i mean snarky archies.

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  139. Abrra said

    Gladys
    They appear to be shut down. you would have to email them for the reason why. You get the best information from them.

    Abrra

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  140. Angelica said

    Abrra and Gladys,

    #136 You got that right.

    Wild horses couldn’t drag us away.

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  141. Gayle122890 said

    Thank you, Abrra. The Voice is my home and I love and appreciate the dedication and hard work. Not to mention all the lovely people here.

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  142. Abrra said

    Haha! I love it when Angelica brings out the heavy artillery! 😉

    Abrra

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  143. Gayle122890 said

    Abrra, that beautiful pic on #136 just now appeared on my phone screen! THANK YOU!
    Good nite.

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