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144 Soccer cleats for 144 kids who are in need of cleats to play the sport they love SOCCER! 

144 Soccer cleats for 144 kids who are in need of cleats to play the sport they love SOCCER! 

My Mom & Dad gave us a week in Steamboat at a condo and we were so thankful. We made the drive up with the car full of suitcases to begin our first vacation with just our three "littles".
  The first morning I took Angel and Caleb on a walk. We saw a Sports Authority store which was going out of business so we stopped by to see what was left. Everything was 90% off in the store and I got the boys a couple pairs of cleats for just $4.00 a pair. We were prey, excited to get such a deal.
   Later in the day the whole family went back and Leesa had an idea as she saw the wall still full of cleats.
   "What if we could buy a few more pairs of cleats and give them to foster children and also send some to the orphanage in Kenya."
   I asked to meet the manager and shared with her our ministry with Beautiful Redemption. She was touched with what we were involved with and helping needy children. She was really impacted with the orphanage story in Kenya and then asked me to make an offer. My offer was for 50 pairs of cleats for $100. She said she would make a call.
   She came back with a counter offer. She said we could have the $39-$59 cleats for just $2.00 a pair but their was one condition, we had to buy all of them!
   So, Angel, Kendall, Caleb, Leesa and I started emptying the shelves and filling shopping carts. In just minutes we had loaded all the cleats in 5 shopping carts, 144 pairs of new cleats in all different sizes. Leesa went to go back and get the car and soon the trunk was filled from bottom to top with new soccer cleats. We paid around $312.00.
   We are still in Steamboat and not sure how we are going to get all the cleats home with all our luggage. It is going to be a very uncomfortable trip home later this week but worth it.
   We sat in the car in amazement of what God had done. Now we have the task of giving cleats away to needy children. Before pulling out we stopped and gave thanks to our great God who cares about these little ones more than we do. He has given a gift and we get to pass it on to others. Isn't that what life is about anyway?
   You can help us pay for the cleats at www.beautifulredemption.com. Any size gift will be doubled because of another gift, a matching grant through August. God is amazing and so is this journey. Thank you for partnering with us!