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A former World Vision sponsor child and a young American started a school in Kenya for victims of war. Help us publish our story!
A former World Vision sponsor child and a young American started a school in Kenya for victims of war. Help us publish our story!
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Poor Millionaires is the story of Michael Kimpur growing up herding cows in a remote desert village in northwestern Kenya. How he fled through the night as his village was burned down by raiders.  Days later he was found by two World Vision missionaries and he attended a small desert school as a World Vision sponsor child. After he graduated college he received a scholarship to a Christian college in America. 

It is also the story of Nathan Roberts growing up in a wealthy American suburb, spending his summers at Bible Camp. After a crisis of faith he became roommates with Michael at that very same Christian college. 

It's a story of famine, missionaries, war, a search for God, and the unexpected consequences of introducing a remote desert village to Christianity

Michael and I are Poor Millionaires who started a school called Daylight Center and School (daylightcenter.org) to educate children just like Michael.

And we wrote this book to get the word out. 

We currently have over 200 kids at Daylight with hundreds more on the waiting list.  Please help us publish this book so more people can hear our story, join us, and together we can get those kids off the waiting list and into school. 

Help us print a first run of 300 books, 200 will be distributed throughout the US and 100 will be donated to Kenyan school and libraries.

50% of the profits from Poor Millionaires will be donated to Daylight Center and School in Kenya.

Here is are two short excerpt from Poor Millionaires: 

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Risks and challenges

The manuscript is currently in a rough draft form.
Over the summer it will be copy-edited, formatted, and sent to the printer.
After the funds are raised and printing is completed we will be distributing copies through Amazon.com, at speaking events, and bringing 100 copies to be given away in Kenya as advocacy for the Pokot people and Daylight Center.
Set backs could include low book sales numbers and reluctance of local book stores to carry a self-published book.
If we cannot sell all 200 books, we will sell as many books as possible through word of mouth and social media and donate the remaining books to Kenyan schools and public libraries.

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    Receive an e-book and a signed print copies, a 11 x 17 inch poster of the book cover
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    Nathan will make dinner and do a Q & A at a house gathering within 1 hour driving distance of Minneapolis, MN

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    Receive up to 3 e-book and 3 signed print copies, a 11 x 17 inch poster of the book cover, Nathan will do a dinner Q & A
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    Receive up to 5 e-book and 5 signed print copies, a 11 x 17 inch poster of the book cover, Nathan will make dinner and do a Q & A or speak at a large group gathering within 1 hour driving distance of Minneapolis, MN
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    You will have the option be the thanked in the book under the Heading: This book was made possible by the support of (insert names or foundation)

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    Receive up to 10 e-book and 10 signed print copies, a 11 x 17 inch poster of the book cover, Nathan will make dinner and do a Q & A at a house gathering along with large group speaking engagement up to 2 hours driving distance of Minneapolis, MN
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    This book was made possible by the support of (insert names or foundation)
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    You will be able to write a quote in the advanced praise section.

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    If you give us $5000 for this project Nathan will get a one inch x one inch tattoo - of your choice - somewhere on his body. However, it has to be Church appropriate. He's a minister for goodness sake.
    That's how much this book means to me.
    (And you get all the other prizes too!)

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