Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mission progress

I am so in awe of what God is doing with our mission team...and we haven't had our first official meeting as a team yet.

We meet tonight for the first time as a team of committed people. I am very excited to see how it all goes. Some of the people I haven't even met At least not in person. ;o)

We have our first fund raiser in place and getting great response!

We are having a Yard Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday August 15th. If you are in the area email me I will get you directions. We have had wonderful response with the items that are being donated. I am getting lots of phone calls from people needing stuff picked up or wanting to know where to drop it off. It's going to be BIG.

I know God will honor the event. He's already got such a hand in it!

I received a DVD in the mail the other day that has pics of the kids and ladies we will be helping when we go over. Oh it just gripped my heart and made me want to leave NOW! The kids faces were just killing me.

We are looking at fees to be about 2100.00 to 2500.00 per person so we have some big funds to come up with for the 11 or 12 of us.

We already have a very generous donation from a dear bloggy friend. I can't tell you what a blessing it was to receive that! God placed her in my life at just the right time, for many reasons... ;o)

We also have a generous amount being given by the mission committee at church but it only gives us about 1/3 of our fees.

Will you pray with us that God provides all that we need to cover the cost for each person? We are going to work hard to move towards our goals. Anything over our goal will go towards the orphanages we visit as donation.

If you have any ideas for fund raisers, or would like to contribute I can give you the proper information. All donations are tax deductable as they are sent to our church.

Thank you for your prayers. I am SO excited to see what God does with us!


Bonnie said...

One idea is to ask the folks in your church who sell pampered chef, mary kay, silpada etc. to have an openhouse sale and publize it to church folks and more then they donate their usual profit to your team - they get more happy cutomers, folks can buy for themselves or gifts and you just need to get the word out and maybe as a team provide refresments. Good luck - if you already have 1/3 of your funds you are well on the way!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Already been praying....will continue to pray!!! May God move mountains!!!!

LisaShaw said...

You remain in my prayers sis and all that GOD has intended for your Missions Team and for your family.

You are such a sweet soul with a heart that is filled with God's love and care for others especially precious children.

I have great respect for you Andrea.

I will continue to pray. I'm sure the meeting is going well tonight.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

What an exciting venture. I am praying for a great sucess in fundraising and that each person raising funds will not only grow in their mission experience but in the experiences that happen in the journey to getting them there. Wish I were closer I have a houseful of stuff that needs the right motivation to help me part with it :). Plus garage sales are how the only store we shop at for clothes. Any who hope your meeting is fun and productive. God Bless Hugs Michelle

Tiffany said...

Love the continued prayers are always with you and the team. I KNOW that God will provide everything you are going to need!