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Hi, I’m Heather, the Director of Blessed Earth Tennessee. I’m also the Administrative Associate, Chief Financial Officer, Communications Director, Program Director, Social Media Coordinator, Writer, Editor, Speaker, Event Leader, Fundraiser… Basically, I am a one-woman show (with the occasional help from my husband for events.) 

Starting a non-profit, I knew I would have to do everything. There are parts I knew I would not enjoy or be particularly good at  running a nonprofit. Fundraising fits under both. I do not like asking for money, but I do like speaking to groups when asked without having to charge a speakers fee or asking for mileage to be covered. I want to inspire and equip Christians to become better stewards of the earth and I don’t think that message should come with a price tag! My passion is to communicate the message that God loves creation (and we are part of that creation) and how to take care of creation.

The Big Payback is a community-wide, 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This charitable event will help area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our community.” 

It feels a bit less daunting to ask for money when I know other people are doing the same. And honestly, doing this event takes much less time to work on than trying to organize a fundraising dinner or event. I’d rather be spending my time with you or creating inspiring articles, sermons, tips and resources for individuals and churches! 

I am asking you to partner in the mission of Blessed Earth Tennessee: to inspire and equip Christians to become better stewards of the earth. 

Please schedule a donation or make a donation on May 2 through The Big Payback. (The Big Payback awards prizes during the day and they also take care of the tax letters which means I can use my time elsewhere.) 

Share Blessed Earth Tennessee’s mission (and your story if you’ve been impacted by our work) with your friends and ask them to donate on May 2. 

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Invite me to speak or teach at insert your idea here. Teaching preschool teachers was not on my radar when Blessed Earth Tennessee began and yet, because someone wasn’t afraid to ask me, I have done five preschool teachers trainings in middle Tennessee. I can tailor something for you, too! 

Pray for Blessed Earth Tennessee’s ministry.

If you are still reading thank you for being a personal friend, a friend of Blessed Earth Tennessee or someone who is interested in the message that Christians are called to care for God’s creation. With your help, we can spread that message throughout Tennessee and the southeast. 

You are a beloved child of God. Go outside and experience another part of God’s creation. "Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:7-10)

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