Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fundraising garage sale for Korah tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day! If you could only see my garage!! We're so thankful for EVERYONE who donated items to the kids' garage sale. I knew that a garage sale was a great way to raise funds but as you know, after the fire we had nothing to contribute. But our friends and family did:) Actually, I do have 2 things out there...2 out of a million!

Katie made these beautiful posters to display at the sale. I think it's important for people to see pictures and understand where the money is going. I also think it's important to show people that there are teenagers who care about others to the point of investing time, money and resources in order to serve the people of Korah and partner with them to help make their community a better place.

I'm hoping and praying for $1000 to be raised by this sale. The kids are now up to $5000, almost half-way to their needed $12,000 for airfare and guest house stay fees. Time is running short, since they are leaving in about 4 weeks. So hopefully people will be generous and even make some donations!

If you haven't checked out the website yet, please do. The video is so good and there are more pictures. Katie and I took them when we were there in Feb. It is

The kids are excited and ready to dive headfirst into the great unknown of the leper colony called Korah. Katie had been there so it's not unknown to her but it is to the other 3, especially Zach who hasn't yet been to a developing country. I'm humbled by their willingness to serve God this way. I just found out Zach has a $600 bill from the travel clinic for his necessary vaccinations! Ouch! De will have them, too. B and K are completely loaded from our first trip, and I mean loaded!

I'm learning a lot from these kids who really have a small income (trust me, I have 3 of their tax forms in front of me) and yet are willing to give so much of what they have. It's humbling to me.

I know it seems like a silly thing to pray for but please pray for their garage sale, that it would be encouraging to the kids in terms of peoples willingness to give to help them reach their goal. Pray for a huge turnout and all that stuff in my garage would get sold:)

I'll let you know how it goes.