Wednesday, July 9, 2014

fundraising: a change of heart

it comes with so many negative connotations.
it oozes of car washes, rummage sales, and chocolate candy.

growing up, i often felt fundraising was a burden.
i would tentatively ask for monetary support.

but i have to honest.
i haven't been able to do much "going"
in the last couple of years,
so i gave.
and i prayed.
and i watched God move in amazing ways.

i've heard outreach refered to as a well:
there are those who go down into the well
and there are those who hold the rope.
both jobs equally important.
both jobs much  needed.

i'd like to give you the oppourtunity to hold the rope for me.
moreover, i'd like to give you the chance to join in on God's mission for His people in a unique way.

i'm not writing this to make you feel guilty
or coerce you to do something that you don't want to.
rather, my goal is to reshape how we think about giving.
it is so fullfilling to give!

so will you partner with me?
i need to raise a total of $8,000 for my ten months abroad.
this means i'll be living on $800 a month
and that i'll need to raise about $500 a week until i leave.

please, spend some time praying about what
giving will look like for you.
and please remember:
any size gift can do wonders for kingdom work.

and if you decide you are able to give,
please check out my fundraising site:

for those of you who have already given so sacrificially,
thank you.
for those of you who will give with gladness,
thank you.
for those of you who will partner with me in prayer,
thank you.

again, i thank you for your love and support
as i begin this new stage of life!




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