YOU can make a HUGE difference!

Look at what you can do in three easy steps to empower the materially poor...
Step 1: Choose a Walk location and date.
Step 2: Choose a microfinance institution (MFI) from the list below and set up a fundraising page.
(These MFIs that will receive 100% of what you raise. Send your fundraising page to friends and receive donations online.)
Step 3: Show up for your Walk ready to have a great time!
This Walk allows select MFIs to provide small loans, business training and spiritual encouragement so that the materially poor can work and experience the joy of overcoming poverty, providing for their families, blessing their communities and living with dignity. With initial loan amounts as small as $50, a micro-entrepreneur can start or grow a business.
Please join us to help extend a bit more of heaven to the materially poor of our world.
Goal: $60,000 -------> Amount Raised (as of 12/19/14): $33,000 (55% of goal)


Thank You, and Get Ready for 2015!

Thank you for walking in our 2014 Walk for Economic Empowerment and/or supporting someone who did walk.  Together we raised $33,000, 100% of which is extending a bit more of heaven to the materially poor around the world.  Great job!

Mark Saturday, May 30, 2015 on your calendars for our 2015 Walk.  It will be our 10th Annual Walk and people just like you will be walking all around the world as we set a goal to raise $100,000 to empower the materially poor!

God bless you.


Christmas Walk in Newburyport

Our last Walk of the year will also be the most festive!  Join us Saturday, December 13, at 1 pm for our Newburyport Walk for Economic Empowerment.  While raising funds for the materially poor, we'll sing Christmas carols along our route and return to an assortment of Christmas cookies (bring your favorite) and hot beverages.  Choose the microfinance organization for which you want to raise funds in Step 2 (to the left) and set up your own fundraising page within a few minutes.  If you raise at least $200, we'll waive the $20 registration fee.  Meet at the Bob and Renate Uhlig residence (10 Ocean Street, Newburyport, MA) at 1 pm.  We'll provide a Walk T-Shirt to pull over your warm clothing and wrap up the afternoon by 4 pm.  Please join us!


Charleston Ready to Walk!

The community at Charleston Southern University (CSU) is ready to walk and extend the kingdom of heaven to Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Uganda while doing so!  If you would like to support their Walk and/or join them and set up your own fundraising page, click here.  The big day is Saturday, November 1 - meet at the CSU flagpole at 9 am!  Thanks and have a great time!


Next Up - Charleston, SC!

The students at Charleston Southern University will be sponsoring their 5th Walk for Economic Empowerment on Saturday, November 1.  CSU students, faculty, and staff have already raised thousands of dollars over the years to extend more of the kingdom of heaven to the materially poor.  100% of the 2014 Walk's proceeds will go to PEER Servants microfinance partners in Moldova, Uganda, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.  You don't have to be a CSU student to participate!  Walkers will gather on campus at 9 am on November 1.  Come join them and make it a morning to change the future of a family in another part of the world!


Thank you, Boston!

God provided us a beautiful day, not only with the weather, but with great fellowship. Almost $25,000 has already come in as of the day of the Walk and if we all make that extra push, we are likely to reach our $35,000 goal for the Boston Walk.  Special thanks to Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop, and HoneyDew Donuts for making the day extra special.

Thank you to all of you have came and contributed in so many ways!  Send a note out to your donors thanking them or encouraging them to give if they haven't already done so - any donations received by December 15, 2014 will still go to your microfinance partner in 2014.  Mail any donations you receive to PEER Servants, PO Box 258, Woburn, MA 01801 with a note stating the donations are from the Walk and specifying your microfinance partner (e.g., "Walk - Philippines").

Our 2015 Boston Walk will be the 10th anniversary of the Walk.  Get ready for a great event!


It's Going to be a Beautiful Day!

The Boston Walk is this morning and there is very little chance of any rain (thank you, Lord)!  In fact, we're told we should be eating lunch in sunshine!  It may be a little nippy for some, so bring a jacket, but come on out and join us for what is going to be a great day for extending a bit more of heaven to earth (and experiencing a bit more while we're doing it!).


Here Comes the Son!

And, just perhaps, here comes the sun as well!  We know the Son will come; weathermen are all over the board as to whether the sun will come tomorrow (Saturday) morning as well.

Being people of faith, we are planning to host the Walk outdoors, so look for us at the gazebo on the Commons adjacent to Lake Quannapowitt (near the Congregational Church - 1 Church Street in Wakefield).  If it's really wet then and you don't see anyone there, head to The First Baptist Church (the big white church just a 2 minute walk away at 8 Lafayette Street in Wakefield).

Any rain is supposed to be very light, so we will definitely still walk.  Shine or rain, we're going to have a great time experiencing and extending a bit more of heaven to earth!  We hope you can join us!