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Friday, January 29, 2010

Less than two weeks to the Miami Boat Show

We are less than two weeks away from the Miami Boat Show. We want to keep the I Am SECOND Wounded Hero momentum going. Bob has been working night and day at getting some of this video in a usable format.

Eventually, Lord Willing, we will find someone to finance a movie or a mini series video. We are a long way from achieveing the goal of $3M for wounded hero foundations.

It is amazing at all the great kindness and help we have seen starting from Norm Miller with Interstate Battery and the I AM Second team all the way to the little boy in Canada that donated his few dollars, with his parents permission. It just melts your heart. Especially when you look at all the donated time and effort that went into the voyage.

This morning at a prayer meeting. I was asked by Vic, if I would be willing to take the I AM Second and tow a small foam house to Hati. This house is afoam home with a special coating that makes it super strong. These homes could be suppiled to Hati very inespensively.

Vic and his father Vince have been asking for prayer for a school project in Hati long before the earthquake. Vic is not the guy that builds these homes.

He thinks that it would generate a lot of publicity and possibly find someone to invest in the idea and help a lot of Hatians.

I told the guy I would look into it. I did. It is very doable, however, it will cost about $15,000 to go there and back includding towing the boat.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Miami Boat Show

Miami Boat Show
We will be taking the I AM Second to the Miami Boat Show to show the world the smallest boat to ever cross the Atlantic, February 11-15. With the millions of things to do getting ready for the Miami Boat Show time is more precious than diamonds.

We are comming up on the 30th anniversary of the crash that ended Operation Eagle Claw. As that time approaches I can reflect on how great it is to be a part of an orginization that is not afraid to try.

The greatest failure is the failure to try. Even though eight men gave their lives that day, the mission appeared to be a failure but it was not. Eight men were a part of a group that was willing to go into harms way even when the odds were astronomically against them, they were willing to try.