Saturday, June 07, 2008

It's Over

Well, one big event down.... and I'm honestly not really sure if we raised more money or more awareness. Awareness of the kind we had not attended: how our church handles fundraising! Our actual event had a meager turnout. It is arguable about how/why that happened, and we could analyze it until we're blue in the face. The good news is that, despite poor turnout and even more meager participation... we raised almost $2000. That will help with our immense budget.

We've been throwing around our thoughts about fundraising for missions and we've learned a lot this year about just that thing. Once we hash it all out, we'll talk about it more. For now, let's just say: God always provides. If that is not clear in everything we are doing, then we're totally missing the point. Impossible looking things scare us, they also allow God to step in and be God. Until we admit our weakness, our inability to make things of God happen without Him we will be anxious about the "insurmountable" task at hand. We are realizing we have so much to learn about God.

So, we are plowing ahead here - moving on to getting things done for our trips. I'm not sure we'll do another fundraiser. There's only so much we can do as volunteer leaders!!

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