19,000 deaths a day – a stirring issue for group

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19,000 deaths a day – a stirring issue for group

It’s a formidable task, constructing 19,000 crosses from paint stir sticks. Jerry Harris staples crosses together while his wife, Lin Harris, prepares more paint sticks at First Baptist Church of Bayfield. Members of the Crosses Project gather once or twice a month Saturday evenings.
The hillside below First Baptist Church of Bayfield was covered by 1,900 crosses in the fall. Each cross represented 10 children who die each day worldwide from the effects of poverty.
Joe Reimers, the youth minister at First Baptist Church of Bayfield, says a recent trip to Kenya gave him a first-hand look at poverty that kills.
Melissa Pistor, left, and Debbi Renfro clean crosses that were stuck in the ground last fall. All the crosses made are individually prayed over.
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For more information on the Crosses Project visit the blog: http://crossesproject.blogspot.com.

For more information about child mortality and efforts to reduce it, visit: www.unicef.org/mdg/index_childmortality.htm.

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19,000 deaths a day – a stirring issue for group

It’s a formidable task, constructing 19,000 crosses from paint stir sticks. Jerry Harris staples crosses together while his wife, Lin Harris, prepares more paint sticks at First Baptist Church of Bayfield. Members of the Crosses Project gather once or twice a month Saturday evenings.
The hillside below First Baptist Church of Bayfield was covered by 1,900 crosses in the fall. Each cross represented 10 children who die each day worldwide from the effects of poverty.
Joe Reimers, the youth minister at First Baptist Church of Bayfield, says a recent trip to Kenya gave him a first-hand look at poverty that kills.
Melissa Pistor, left, and Debbi Renfro clean crosses that were stuck in the ground last fall. All the crosses made are individually prayed over.
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