I’ve been a Christian my whole life, and one thing I am still learning is to say “yes” to God “whenever, whatever, wherever”. You see, I’m still learning to submit to Him daily. I hate that regretful feeling I get when I know He wanted me to do something and I just brushed it off and told God I was too busy. Dumb!
I recently found out about a boy who grew up in foster care in my area. He’s a leader, great student and very responsible. However, this December he will be aging out of his group home. With no family to speak of, he becomes an instant adult- with no one to fall back on. Thankfully, my husband’s non-profit has found mentors for him and he has a job and community college all lined up. The problem is that he will need a used car to get back and forth to work and school.
God spoke directly to my heart Sunday night and told me “500”. It took me a second and then I realized what “500” stood for… He wants me to raise $500 towards a car for Floyd. “Darn it, God.” I thought. “I don’t have time.” I think He probably laughed at me. So I decided to suck it up and obediently gave my “yes” to God… remembering “whenever, whatever, wherever”.
“What can I possibly do to raise the money, God?” I asked Him this morning. “Offer to make something,” he told my heart.
So here is what I’m offering to you… up for raffle is one Autumn Blessings photo album (sample pages below and one above). I will design 10 pages with room for 14 of your pictures. The winner will email me pictures, and I will custom edit each to look their best. I will professionally print the pages and bind them with a metal ring and decorate with cute shabby ribbons… or I can email the pages to you to use on your blog. The choice is yours!
Every dollar you “chip in” is one entry. This raffle will run through October 29th, 2009. 100% of funds raised will go to help Floyd purchase his first used car. Just click the “Chip In” button on the widget below.
Please don’t feel any pressure to join in. I am fully trusting God to do His thing in His timing- whatever that may be!
Below are three sample pages (with pictures of my sister-in-law’s family) that I would be delighted to design for the winner:
My sister-in-law (last fall) eight months pregnant with twins.
Can you believe how good she looks? So not fair!
My bro-in-law with my niece and nephew
It would blow my mind to be able to hand Floyd a check and tell him that people from near and far have come to help him.
Encourage one another,