Kyara Dzenis

Kyara Dzenis

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Play Park

Squarefoot Ministries is building a playground and community center in Griffin, Ga and have sweetly decided to do the build in memory of our angel, Kyara.  I don't know how to express in words the emotions I have.  I think it is amazing that Kyara continues to touch people's lives and that she is bringing peace, hope, and love to a poverty striken area.  God is amazing with how He works through people.  Squarefoot Ministries is an amazing organization, which is heavily involved in missionary outreach right here in our backyard.    If you live in the area, please consider volunteering on October 1st to help build this park.  If you do not live in the area, please consider donating to the organization. 

The web address for more information is:

I have also pasted the information below:
The Build in Memory Of Kyara Dzenis

The Griffin Impact Community Center and Park

Griffin Play ParkDate of Build:  October 1, 2011

The Griffin Impact Center and Community Park will be located at 223 Kentucky Ave. in Griffin Georgia. This area on the north side of Griffin is a run down, extremely poor, troubled part of town. The center and park will serve as a beacon of hope and change for the area. The center will be used as a place of learning and outreach for the residents of the area. It will help them become more self sufficient, thereby helping each individual reach more of his/her potential. The park will serve as a place for children in the area to play in a safe clean environment

Impact Race Ministries and Square Foot Ministry are striving to make a difference right here by helping those who find themselves in need in our community

Below are some sobering statistics about this area.

• Average per capital income is less than $15,563.
• 23.5% live below the poverty level (9.8% are 50% below the poverty level)
• High school drop out rate is over 50%
• Unwed pregnancy rate (white –51% ) (African American – 68% )
• Unemployment rate is at 15.3%
The build is being dedicated in memory of Kyara Dzenis.

Join us for the final build day in Griffin Georgia for the final installation stages of the Community Park. This park and playground is being built in Griffin Georgia off Kentucky Ave. A large group of Churches and Civic organizations as well as other non-profits have come together to make this park a reality.
Work on the park will start at 8:00 A.M. and will take about 7 hours to complete. Work will included planting trees and bushes, pouring concrete for swings and climbing equipment and a picnic shelter. At 5:00 P.M. join us as we invited the neighbor to dinner. After a day's work, we all gather in the evening for fun, food.
The event is open to youth groups as well as individuals and there is not charge to participate.

To donate ,please make checks to Square Foot Ministry , P.O. Box 371, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214, mark checks for Kyara's Park. All donations are tax deductable.

Update on us:  School is under way and it is crazy in our house!  Skylar is playing soccer 4-5 times a week and Kassey is doing Karate and soccer! She is thrilled to finally have "her" soccer to go to.  I am still going to school on Monday nights and helping coach Skylar's soccer team.  Gunars is doing a great job at Georgia Pacific and is helping coach Kassey's soccer.  We are busy and we are loving it! 

Quick story:  Kassey got herself dressed for school on Thursday.  Everything looked good, we got hair brushed and off we go.  No big deal, right?  Well, AFTER school while we are in the grocery store, Kassey pulls her pants halfway down and informs me that she didn't wear panties to school!  WOW!  That is the last time I am going to let her dress herself without checking to make sure that she has EVERYTHING taken care of!  Hahaha! 

Have a great night, and thank you for keeping up with our family!


Michelle said...

Wow, what a beautiful tribute and a way to remember Kyara! Bringing joy to so many others, just as she always did... Hope you are all doing well with the new school year. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,


Brenda said...

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pray for you and help in this special way. Mike Leonard is a friend of my husband, John's. We will be praying for your family and this special project in honor of Kyara. May her story continue to bring others to Christ.
Many blessings and much love to you,
John and Brenda Rodgers