Monday, February 28, 2011

Pie Auction

The Pie Auction went very well, and was very fun as anyone who went knows. We made over $2,000. There was a $1,000 donation made from an individual, plus $1,000 made from the pies themselves. I have a feeling we will be doing this again in the years to come, because we made so much and because it was such a blast! Thanks to all who came whether you bought anything or not you added to the fun of the night! God bless.

Garage Sale

The Garage Sale went extremely well, we made an amazing $5,300. Thank you to all who contributed! It was not only a bonding experience for those going to Mexico, but also for those who came and checked everything out. I saw many of us chatting with people throughout the weekend, it was just an amazing experience altogether. God blessed everyone who came and also those who were working.
Thanks again to all who contributed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Meeting 2/13

We are gearing up for the Garage Sale this weekend. A lot of pre-work is being done by pricing, organizing, and bringing in items to sell. We are also preparing for all the other fundraisers as well as preparing for VBS while we are in Mexico. We were blessed by Steve and Jan today as they spoke to us about the culture in Mexico. I would like to thank them from all of us on the mission team.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we prepare. Thank you so much.

Support Letters Can Benefit in More Ways Than One

Monday afternoon my mom and I were getting ready to mail out our support letters. We had hand written every address on every envelope that day, so we had spent a lot of time on that. We decided we could finish the rest when we got there and left the house. On the way we wasted a lot of time driving up every street off our road looking for a rental house for some of our friends. We finally got off our road and hesitated which post office to go to. As we past the closest one to our house I spouted off with, "No, no! Not this one!". On that we continued driving to the post office downtown.
We got there around four o' clock and then spent the next half hour in the truck finishing the addressing on our envelopes. Keep in mind the post office closes at five. Getting frustrated and upset about how long it was taking us, we finally addressed the last envelope. We got into the post office and were standing there with all of our envelopes in our hands when a lady behind us says, "Someone's got writer's cramp.". We told her that they were support letters for our mission trip to Mexico coming up in March. She asked questions like, "What are you doing down there?", "How long will you be down there?", and "What church do you go to?". At that, we started to get a little excited seeing how God had used everything that had happened today to get us there in that spot, in that post office, in front of that lady to tell her about our church and encourage her to come. Following what God obviously had in store for us, we told her about SFC and where it was located, how it is nondenominational and not judgmental. All to find out she lived walking distance and said she would try to come Saturday night.
All of this just goes to show you, even though asking people for money through support letters feels uncomfortable God can use it in some very successful ways. So don't refrain from sending them just because you don't feel right asking friends and family to support you, because you never know how God is going to use you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Meeting 2/6

We had the bake sale this weekend, it went really well. We made $905.05 thanks to everyone who participated by baking something and donating, it made a difference. Next we have babysitting Valentines night next Monday from 5:30 to 8:30. There is a sign-up sheet in the church lobby. There will also be a sign-in sheet there when you drop your kids off. We will have several rooms open with different activities, including a movie in the fellowship hall. We will have lots of games set up for the kids to do as well.
Worship is starting to sound better and better with each meeting. We are starting to get the motions down pretty well too. Pastor Paul is doing a weekly devotional with us now as we prepare to leave on our mission trip. I got the opportunity to speak to the entire group about the blog by myself. I found out no matter how many notes I write on the side of my paper I still say 'like' more than necessary. I think I need to work on that. We did our testimonies again but a little differently this time. Instead of having a few people get up and give their testimonies in front of everyone, we just gave them to the people sitting at our table. The garage sale is coming up after the babysitting night. It will be the 18-19 of this month at the B&D Trailer building. Donations of items to put in the garage sale will be excepted after the 14. We hope you can make it.
Everything seems to be coming together thanks to God and the help of those of you participating in fundraisers and sponsoring team members. Please keep the prayers coming.