Monday, August 29, 2011

Movin' on up! 281 Days, $1,885 to go!

Hello friends and family!

Today marks 281 days until Africa! I am getting really excited about it! I have raised $615 so far and I'm feeling really good about everything! I just have $1,885 to go! Lacey and I are having a Garage Sale in Round Rock on October 15th if you would like to donate your unused items or come shop our great finds! :)

The Flip Flop Ministry is going great! We have around 200 pairs from infant to XL Adult! We are still taking donations of new flip flops so please let me know if you have any that you would like to send our way! You should be able to catch them on sale this time of year! We are still in need of donations for the extra baggage fee so we can get them there. If you feel led to help with that you can donate a dollar or two to the paypal button on the right side of the screen under the thermometor!

I have decided to take tshirts that have special meaning to me with me on my trip and wear them throughout my journey. I will be taking all of my Battle4aCure shirts, my Sevenly shirts, my Team Ethan shirt, my Team Caden Monster shirt, my Mission:Love Africa shirts and any other shirts that I come across in the next 281 days. I will be traveling/in Africa for 2 weeks so I'm excited to 'take everyone with me' on this journey. :)  I know that it will mean a lot to some of those people as well.

Speaking of Mission:Love Africa shirts...I'm running out of some sizes, so if you plan to get one you may want to do it ASAP! They are still $12 for the month of August then I will probably raise them to $15.

I hope that everyone is doing well! Please keep our team in your prayers! Raising money is really hard, we want it so bad that we're doing whatever it takes to get to Africa. Our team really needs your prayers as they raise money and prepare for their trip (I know I sure do!).  :)

Thank you for checking in!
I love you all!

Monday, August 15, 2011

295 Days to Go and $2,142 to Go!

Hey everyone!

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their continued love and support! Our trip is just 295 days away, and I am so excited! My trip has a theme song, it's "Shovel" by Katie Herzig. You've probably heard it on the Mocha Club video. After watching the video a few years ago (after already having a deep desire to serve in Africa) I felt so much like God had confirmed this decision for me. I didnt know that it would take a few years for God to prepare me for this trip, but here I am and I AM READY! I have days where I listen to the song and get butterflies from all of the excitement, I have days where the song brings tears for the suffering children in Africa and I have days where I'm so caught up in my own little world that I'm not hearing the message at all. Nobody's perfect.

Fundraising has been a lot harder than I thought it would be, however, I'm moving right along! I know that God will provide! I've raised $358 so's a slow start but a start none the less! I also started the Flip Flops for Africa Campaign! At first I was unsure of this project, but I know the heart God made and so carefully gave to me...and that heart will not let me show up in Kenya empty handed. It's just not possible. God has definiately shown down on this project! I have flip flops dropping into my hands by His servants (my wonderful friends) and I know that he will provide for the extra baggage fee. I cant wait to see their little (and big) faces light up when they get their brand new pair of flip flops. I know it's not much, but it's something that I can do.

I'm planning on having a charity yard sale in October to help raise money. If you would like to donate your unwanted items please let me know!

Thank you for your continued love and support; you will never know how much it means to me!

Here's to AFRICA~ Only 295 DAYS TO GO!