Sunday, May 24, 2009

There's no place like home...

There really is no place like home! As I drove into town and saw Mays Island, the bridges, the City Hall, and the Court House my mind was filled with old memories of the 4th of July. I drove past the history museum where a project I did in photography class hung. I went to Christy's (one of my best friends and roommate) house and we reminisced about old times and stayed up late watching chick flicks. The next morning I drove past both of my old houses and what used to be Drug Town (where I worked in high school). Ahhhhhh...the memories...

I had a home presentation to share about the ministry at VCS. Jenna and Jeff came with Riley and Mrs Grey came as well. They all had many questions and it was a fun time to catch up. After that, Christy and I went to a graduation party where I saw many old friends from camp. I was also able to share about my upcoming plans to many there as well. The Lord is good!

I am now up to 46% of my set up costs! Praise the Lord! And 40% of my monthly. All though the Royal's game fell through, the Lord continues to show me that He is in control and he will provide the way...He often needs to remind me that I'm not in control. :-)

Well, I'm off to go to Faith Bible Church this morning (my ol' stompin' grounds). Keep Reesa and I in your prayers!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jeans Day

Jeans day was a success! Our principal allowed us to wear jeans this Tuesday if they donated $5 to my ministry. I raised $170! I also had a chance to share with some people at work about my ministry and what it was all about.

Next Wednesday is the Royal's game concession stand. Pray that lots of people would buy food and that it would be a success. I will get 10% of the proceeds.

Next weekend is the Rummage Sale Fundraiser. Lots of people have already donated. Come and check it out if you live in the area. I don't just need people to donate I need people to shop too!

It's hard to believe that I move out of my apartment in less TWO WEEKS! Woo hoo!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Quick Update

Well, believe it or not another month has gone by. God has been teaching me so much through this process. He has shown me that He is the source and my prayer life has been strengthened.

Reesa and I bought our plane tickets and I found myself squealing with excitement like a girl at Christmas time. We were able to get really great prices and we are even on the same flight!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Things are starting to wind down for me. The night class I was teaching is over which has given me my week nights back. There are 2 and a half weeks of school left. I do have 5 IEPs (special education paperwork) to write before then. So, my weekends have been full of paperwork. I'll be glad to see that done! In my "spare time" I have been support raising. I am currently at 39% of my one-time costs and 40% of my monthly support. The Lord is so good!

Up next: running a concession stand at a Royals game where all proceeds go to my ministry, a fund raiser at my church like a dodgeball tournament, a rummage sale where donated items are sold, and a home presentation as well as coffee dates in Cedar Rapids.