On November 9th we posted about a fundraiser being lead by Stuff Christians Like author John Acuff. We were just updated that not only was the original goal of $30,000 for one school reached, but they continued the campaign and raised $60,000 in 25 days to build two schools!
John originally wrote this about the fundraiser:
About a year ago, while flipping through a book, my 6 year old daughter saw a photo of a starving child. When I told her he didn’t have enough food to eat, she got quiet and then said, “That’s not real though. That’s pretend right?” That simple question really challenged me about the things in this world I’m OK with being “real.” Like poverty and starving kids and children with no hope. Today, in what I’m hoping is a good stewardship of the Stuff Christians Like platform, I’m asking readers to help me raise $30,000 through Samaritan’s Purse to build a kindergarten for more than 200 kids in Vietnam.
About Jonathan Acuff
Jonathan fell in love with God and the power of ideas watching his dad start a Southern Baptist Church in an old car wash in New England when he was in the fourth grade. After attending an all boys Catholic High School, he reversed his family's exodus north and headed south to Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. At Samford he studied journalism, met his wife, had two daughters and ended up in Alpharetta, Georgia. He's spent the last 11 years writing for clients ranging from mega churches like the one he attends, North Point Community Church, to mega brands like Home Depot. Then, things got funny. On a whim, he started a satirical blog called stuffchristianslike.net. Jonathan hoped this reaction to the popular site stuffwhitepeoplelike would start dialog about how silly it is to slap a God-spin on popular secular ideas.