Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Thank you to those who purchased T-shirts and necklaces!  I have even had a few donations from people I have never met!!  Shirts came in today and should be in the mail tomorrow!

I have been praying so hard about Abenezer.  I know that if it is God's will that he be with us this summer it will happen.  I love Mark Batterson's Lion Chaser's Manifesto.  The line that keeps standing out to me is this, "Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention."  That is SO scary.  

To some people $3400 is nothing, a drop in the hat, a tiny portion of their income.  I am so blessed in my life with family, friends, passions that God is growing in me, love for life, good health, soooo many things.  Money, I have not been blessed (cursed??) with.  And honestly, I praise God for that.  It forces me to trust Him, seek His help, follow His dreams, His passions.  And WOW, what an adventure it has been.  I look at how God has provided over the past year and a half.  I have been to Africa THREE times!!!  THREE!! Each of those provided by God in crazy miraculous ways.  God put this passion in my heart for orphans and I don't have an option but to do what He tells me to do.

I want to make this disclaimer.  This post is not to ask you for money.  I have been so worred.  I have been asking God to show me how to raise these funds.  I have racked my brain for new exciting ideas for fund-raising, wondering who I should bug next - ha!!  But, you know what?  I don't want to be able to take the credit for raising this money.  I don't want to look back and say: "I worked hard and I sold this many t-shirts, and I raised this much with a dinner, and I made people feel something - which convinced them to give."

I want to say, "WOW, there is no way this could have happened if God had not stepped in."

I will still do fund-raisers, I will still keep everyone up to date as things progress, I may even ask for your help.  But I want you to know, God gets all the glory.  He is the one who assembled this puzzle, he knows how it ends and what the final picture looks like.  I am but a humble servant, in awe and amazed at what my King can do.


  1. I love the puzzle analogy. Great reminder that He knows where every piece fits. Great post, my dear daughter! I can hardly wait to meet Abenezer. He is already in my heart...

  2. Wow. Prayers Answered.

    Why does it always amaze me???