Salve Centurions & Board Members:

It is with great pride and pleasure that I am able to inform you that CCI (the group we partnered with) along with 4 other groups are now FINALISTS in the X-Prize competition.

This means that the BLAC FOUNDATION will be receiving a check for $14,000 in the near future for the furtherance of our present and future projects. Moreover, it means that we are still in the running for another $150,000 in prize money if CCI emerges victorious after our project is tested in the field.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate CCI for its hard work and resulting product. It was a great effort and our input was an essential component of the final product.

Your prayers and best wishes for our and CCI’s continuing success is greatly appreciated.

Also, please note that, in the near future, I will be posting the videos I took at the Social Good Summit in NYC (held September 9th at the 92nd Street Y) ) in which the names of the X-prize finalist teams were announced and their leaders interviewed.

I will be headed for Guatemala tomorrow morning for the beginning of leg 5of my journey around the Tropical World which will include several Latin American countries. Leg 6 will take me to the South Pacific and leg 7 (the final leg) to Equatorial Guinea, So Tome & Principe, and (possibly) Angola.

Fare ye well and have a blessed week!