You don't have to tell me. I know I have been a terrible blogger. It has been 3 months since I have posted anything!! But I have plenty to tell you, as I have been wanting to all summer.
First of all, I have some BIG news. Some kind of news that God has had his hands all over. You know that well I've been working on fundraising for the last two years? (Click HERE) Well, this summer has been a fantastic fundraising summer. I raised all of what I had before this summer in one night! It was at church one night, at our AWESOME Wednesday night class. My friends and family surprised me with passing a jar around to raise money for the well. We raised over $600 that night!!! That (as I said before) was double what I already had!!!!!!! After that, God kept sending checks and money from generous people to me for the well, and recently, ALL OF THE MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!! The $2600 I had been trying to raise for a year and a half came in one summer. Without me doing any fundraising. God is soooo good, my friends.
But why stop there?
It may sound crazy, but why would I stop now? There are still lots and lots of people without water, and I can't just stop because that goal was reached. I am going to start another well, or, have started another well with the leftover money for the first one- the $600 leftover from the first one.
God is going to use this in great ways, my friends, and you can be a part of it!
- That little box in the right margin over here ----------------------------> You can donate to the well in that box!
- If you will keep your eyes watching on my blog, I am going to have some fundraising auctions/giveaways or something for some cute jewelry (courtesy of Funky Fish Designs) and there will be more than one!!!!!!
- Share my blog on facebook, twitter, email, or whatever to spread the news of this great thing that God is doing!
- Pray for it! Prayer is one of the best ways to do it- because God will send the money in his own time!
Make sure you keep and eye out and see when I have a fundraiser on here! They will be up here soon, maybe as soon as next week!
On another note, I have been busy starting my sophomore year in high school, and playing volleyball, and keeping myself busy! (I seem to be good at that.... :)
So, I said I have more news, but I guess I can't really think of anything right now........ but I will! And I will be a better, more faithful blogger!
Before I leave, here is a great verse that my dad showed me:
13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
Hope you have a great day!!!!