Paul Rienzo is one of the most amazing men I know.
AND…to make him even more rad, he gets the privilege of ME calling him pastor, boss man, mentor, teacher and friend. (See what I did there? I’m smooth like that.)
In the past year, he suffered from quite a bit. He had 12 inches of his colon removed (he now answers to, “;” Get it?), buried his mother, ruptured some discs in his back AND had a tumor the size of a grapefruit removed (just a week ago). Whew.
If all that happened to me, I’d have to change the name of my website to…EmandaWhines.
But, for him, he is SURE of Philippians 3:7-11…
“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him…”
So, in true Paul form, on Saturday, March 9th, just a few weeks post surgery, he’ll be participating in a fundraiser for Pattison’s Academy to help raise money for severely handicapped children. He’ll be involved in a 4-hour spin-a-thon and needs OUR help to reach his goal. There’s only a little over a week to raise a lot money.
Skip a latte, forgo a Happy Hour, eat PBJ for a day…
Then use the money you saved to help a child. Any amount of money will help.
Here’s a video showing highlights of last year’s Pattison’s fundraiser .
(He was there too!)
Follow him! @paulrienzo (he doesn’t tweet often, so bug him about that.)
This is Day 27 of my 100 Days of Blogger.
(Did you notice the 2 day gap? Me either. I’ve been drinking protein shakes and playing Wii Just Dance.)