Thursday, August 23, 2012

If You Blog It, They Will Come

Last Sunday, while sitting in church, I started praying.  I told God that I didn’t know how to do everything.  I told him that I couldn’t raise this money on my own.  I explained that I couldn’t get my kids out of Ukraine and into our home without guidance.  I told him I didn’t have the energy, strength, skill, or knowledge to take care of everything and get through this process.  After my silent prayer, I received this thought/answer from God to my concerns:

“I asked Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.  He felt he was inadequate, but I provided him with people to fill in the gaps… and I will provide people for you as well.”

I had the distinct feeling that God would provide people to help me, and that I should trust Him and stand back and watch Him provide.

Last night, a family friend offered to help with fundraising.  He indicated that he was confident in his ability to come up with ideas, contact people and put on large fundraising events.  God sent me person #1.

This morning I got an email from a family member that is currently kayaking down a river to Costa Rica.  He hasn’t been available for a few weeks (no phone or internet), but today he was able to get online and read some of our blog.  He pledged some money.  God sent me person #2.

I received emails from 2 different people last night and this morning indicating a willingness to contribute whatever they could to our cause.  They don’t have money to donate, but one wants to donate their time and help with fundraising and the other wants to donate her services to our upcoming online auction.  God sent me person #3 and person #4.

And finally (and perhaps this should have been person #1), I received a second donation from an individual that already donated.  She also sent an encouraging note that had me in tears (happy, GRATEFUL tears).  I love that God has sent person #5 into my life!

Just before posting this, I received another donation from someone that was referred to our cause by person #5.  God sent me person #6.

I can’t wait to meet person #7…

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