Cub Scout Troop Helps OP!

January 21st, 2013 by Terry Meeuwsen

I’m always amazed when I see the creative ways that folks find to help us help deserving children. Under our FAQ’s posting, we explain how it’s not practical to give clothing or other items as the cost of shipping is prohibitive. It’s most cost-effective to buy items that are needed in country, so donating money is always the best way to help us help the kids in need.

A young boy named Asher found a way to give that involved his cub scout troop. They provided a special occasion and many people had the blessing of giving. Asher’s mom writes. . . .

Asher’s party was a great success.  All of his fellow Scouts & their families came out to support him. However one Scout, Conner, had to have an emergency appendectomy the morning of the party.

God blessed us with favor from three local businesses that donated food & refreshments for the Donation party. It was such a bountiful blessing! Additionally the YMCA supplied all the decorations & paper products. It truly was a day of giving.

Asher greeted everyone & pretty much hosted the event on his own. This has been such a memorable & impacting experience for him & his Scout friends.  Asher’s name means “he is blessed” and that certainly rang true throughout the course of this endeavor.

 We asked some of the parents & Scouts to share how this joint effort had impacted their family & I’ll forward those to you soon. It’s been a pleasure working with you. You have been very generous & accommodating. Thank you so much for everything! 

I would like to thank Asher,  his Cub Scout troop, and all those who participated  for raising over $300 to help needy children! God bless you!


Terry Meeuwsen

About Terry Meeuwsen

DIRECTOR OF ORPHAN'S PROMISE Terry Meeuwsen is the director of Orphan's Promise, an outreach to orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Terry has had a multifaceted background as a singer, broadcaster, Miss America, and working mother. She toured with the New Christy Minstrels for two years and later won the crown of Miss America in 1973. After studying in New York and Los Angeles, Terry hosted a daily talk show on the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee for 5 years. In 1993, she became a co-host of CBN’s The 700 Club. Terry is the mother of seven children, five of whom are adopted. Her latest book, The God Adventure, shares the story of her family's adoption of three sisters from Ukraine.