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Orphanage in Mozambique Donate Pens For Mercedes Pens

A couple of months ago I got this harebrained idea to send pens over to Africa, why, because it sounded like a great idea. The amazing part is that I run into my friend Justin Fox who happens to support a Heidi Baker orphanage in Africa. Laura Anderson is volunteer missionary who has spent the last four years living and working with 45 boys, ages 5-11,in a children’s center in Maputo, Mozambique!

After a few emails, Laura sends me a picture of a bunch of happy boys holding up their donated pens to be glued to the Mercedes Pens. So I rushed down to the post office on my lunch and sent about 100 brand “new” pens to arrive in South Africa in about 4 weeks, after all I did promise to send pens.

When the pens arrive, I will find a place for them on the Mercedes Pens.
Take a picture of them and send it back so the boys can see their pens proudly displayed on the Pen Car. I don’t know who is more excited about it, the boys or me!!!

Someone once said “That small things done with great love, changes the world”
I believe that with all my heart, and that is why I continue to work and drive this wacky car called the “Mercedes Pens”.

Posted in: Fan Page, Orphanage in Mozambique, Pen Donations

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Mercedes Pens Plans for the Future

Due to the fact that the Mercedes Pens is so much darn fun to drive and work on I decided to make some more additions for 2007

1) Add an additional 5,000 pens by June (Start of parade season) to bring me to a total of 10,000 pens at least by the next Art Car Fest in September of 2007
2) Paint the inside of the car and add some of those 5,000 pens
3) Create “City On A Hill” on the roof of the car. That’s a city scape made from giant pens created from PVC pipe.

Also

I want to continue to be available for other public events and speaking engagements.
My goal this year is to speak/appear at 40 events, lofty I know but its a way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of this great project.
My dream is to motivate and inspire others to follow their dreams and visions for their life. The simple act of gluing pens on my Mercedes was the key to unlocking my dream. Obeying that inner voice and having the faith to believe that it was a worthy goal to pursue, got me to were I am today. I’ve always wanted to inspire make people laugh and this car opened the door to my dream.

The door first opened when I was asked to speak at a school after seeing my car parked next door where I worked. This March I get go back to the same school and share more about this awesome journey I have been privileged to embark upon.
I was also asked to MC a benefit Conscert to raise money for a women’s shelter here in town how cool is that?

Posted in: Event, Future Plans

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Mercedes Pens Makes Yahoo FRONT Page


This is an account of what led up to the front page of Yahoo today.

Last monday 12/04 I found my video on yahoo about 200 views and 3 reviews.
Pretty cool.

Friday 12/08 at about 9:30 I had about 12,300 views and about 4 reviews including my own.
Wow!! Fantastic.

Friday 12/08 at about 7:30pm on the same day I made the Yahoo front page and over 144,000 views with 13 pages worth of reviews.
I am freeking out right now.

This has got to be one of the most incredible days of my life.
I got one thing to say to all of you out there. You Guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For pen donations send pens to:
The Pen Guy – P.O.Box 994 – Forestville, CA 95436

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