It is hard for a disaster to stop the dream of a heart. I am greatly saddened this morning, learning of the loss of my favorite restaurant and the meeting place we had chosen to kick off our dream of writing a book and bringing help and hope to grandmothers who feel like they have lost everything. I have already been contacted about using their Bel Air room, across the street from the main site. What terrific people! Their determination to rebuild is admirable. We are determined to go on with our launch on April 29th – and to have it at Pastariffic! Let’s support them with much prayer and love. The owner Cynthia, is pictured with me and Teri as we met with them just a few days ago. Cynthia has stated their commitment to rebuild. What work lies ahead for her and her family. Let’s be as determined to rebuild our families, to raise a new generation from the ashes of drugs, despondency and death. Let’s pray for them and show up in support on April 29th and give Cynthia a big hug!
Sam is a businessman, writer, entertainer, speaker, husband, father to six children, grandfather and great grandfather. Sam graduated from Huntington University with a B.A. in phychology and drama and pursued a degree in Broadcasting from Illinois Central College with graduate level studies at Christian Leadership University. Sam is the creator of Granpa Cratchet, one of the most successful touring shows in the history of the live events industry. Millions of people see Granpa every year all across the United States at fairs and festivals. His characters have appeared on every major network: Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show (4 times). Sam and his characters have made over 500 local appearances and on all the major networks; NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, PBN, The LeSea Network, The PTL Network and Praise the Lord. They currently appear all around the world every week on YouTube and Facebook, and on several satellite networks via the Kidz Television Network and The Captain Hook (children's) Show.