Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WE DID IT!!!

I am BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of people.

I am humbled.

I am THANKFUL!

Not only did we reach our goal of 700$....we SURPASSED it

...with a total of 1,170$!

Did you read that?!? 1,170!!!

YOU did that!

I can't say I'm shocked. I can say, God is Good.

I firmly believe that when given the opportunity to bless, to act, to move, to let our actions speak.. people WILL take it...and this is proof.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I am SO very excited to see these kids get new shoes. I am going shopping tomorrow for all of the shoes and will take pictures along the way...WHY? Because none of this would be possible without YOU and I want you to be involved every step of the way.

I can't begin to tell you what this has taught me. What I have learned, and how I have grown through it spiritually. It has been a lesson in trusting that when you step out in obedience, regardless of your own comfort....God will walk you through it.

When you feel discouraged, God will encourage you through someone else. When you begin to doubt, He'll speak to you through His word. When you start to wonder why, you'll hear the testimony of someone who gave her donation out of a desire to give and then saw the Lord bless that obedience and teach HER a lesson in relying on Him.

So thank you, not only for your donations, but for allowing me to be a vessel for the Lord to work through. I give Him ALL the praise and I am so honored to be used in this way.

It has been amazing for me to see people from all over, not connected in any way, coming together for one purpose...

My prayer is that these kids will see and feel the love of Jesus like never before. And in turn, be encouraged and empowered to show His love to others. Because THAT is what this is all about. Spreading God's love. Living out His love. Being His hands and feet...Acting.

My hope has always been to inspire others...but this has inspired me...to do more, be more....To keep taking the steps forward...one by one.

And I hope you'll take them with me cause this is just the beginning!!

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.” - Edward Everett Hale

4 comments:

  1. Woohoo! So acited! PTL! Thank you Jesus! All glory to Him!

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  2. yahoo! God is so awesome! Im so excited for those kids! What a blessing! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give for such an awesome cause!

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  3. Ok so when I read this title, immediately I thought of the Dora "We did it" song!!! So excited to see the kids and the shoes!

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  4. Haha Monica! That is probably where it subconsciously came from!!

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