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The Advent Conspiracy

I wanted to take time out today from the business of rivalry week in the Big Ten to promote something that has become very close to my heart. While I enjoy writing here and following Purdue football, I find that there are times where I wish I could use the audience I have been blessed with to make a difference. Now could be one of those times.

This is not a plea for money or a call to action. It is me merely stating something that think can make a difference in the lives of thousands and allowing those that see these words to make up their own minds. I have already committed myself to this challenge because I believe in it wholeheartedly.

It is called the Advent Conspiracy. It is a challenge of giving set up by my church here in Indianapolis with the purpose of making Christmas change the world again. Instead of saying you got this and that for Christmas, you can say that you got together with some friends to save a school, feed and help the homeless of Indianapolis, provide clean water for people in Rwanda who would otherwise die without it, and help stop such despicable acts such as forced prostitution and sex-trafficking.

I don't know about you, but this certainly makes my "want" of a Playstation 3 a little less important.

While the challenge specifically sets a goal of $200 from 2000 any amount donated will be welcomed and put to good use. The entire staff of Off the Tracks (that being myself and my web-designing guru of a wife) have already agreed to complete the challenge, so only 1,998 people to go!

This is not a forum for proselytizing, as I have a completely separate blog for that. This is merely a place for me to put something out there that can put this humble commentary on football to good use. It is a way for me to make a difference because if even one person contributes a single dollar I consider this a worthy exercise. Check it out for yourself and feel free to ask any questions you might have.