Archive for March, 2012

Halfway through week 5 – too good of news not to tell you all!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I have a quick update that made me tear up today! I went to check my mailbox and there was a list of the money I raised which usually means that I reached a goal.  Well this time was no exception! I have raised a total of…. you ready for it… $2255!!!!!!!!!!  I cannot believe how amazing this felt and how blessed I feel! It was great to see the names on the list and seeing that all these people support and care for me and what God is doing in my life! Thank you all for the encouragement you all have given me! Seeing those names and feeling that encouragement has given me that extra boost to keep striving forward no matter what obstacles Satan may throw at me!

I am celebrating this week and very excited to keep seeing God work!

Week 4 of Fund Raising

Monday, March 12th, 2012

So I have reached my original $1500 goal! Woohoo! It’s been crazy to see God work so quickly! This is truly exciting, but this last week I discovered that my original budget was a little off due to unexpected rise in airfare, visa and traveler’s insurance.  So, I have decided that I am needing to raise my budget from $3000 to $3300 (so, I need to raise $1800 instead of $1500).  I have faith that God will provide this unexpected money need because He always provides!

Last weekend I was able to go home for the week and it was a much needed weekend of rest and relaxation before a crazy week! Getting back into school after spring break has been difficult and not very exciting… I am trying to stay strong and finish out the semester strong! I have a lot left to do and I feel like at times it is hard to focus on school while I am planning to go to the Philippines! I have been praying for strength and perseverance to finish this last month and a half! But I can do anything through Christ! =)

Prayer requests for this week would include being able to stay positive and strong to finish out the semester.  Also, that God will provide the money needed to go to the Philippines.

Thanks everyone for following my journey and keeping me in your thoughts and prayers!

God is so good!! (end of week 3)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Can you believe it? I am only $145 away from my goal of money raised for my trip to the Philippines! So that means I’ve raise $1355! PRAISE GOD!! I am so blessed and getting even more excited to go! I will be buying my plane ticket either this weekend or early next week! Wow! All of this is coming together!

Just a reminder, any extra money that I raise will be going with me to give to CPBC and City Church. So if you still want to send money even after I reach my goal, it will be going towards a good cause and will be helping the people I will be working with!

Thank you to everyone who has helped support me! I know I keep saying this but I am really thankful and honestly could not do this without all of you!

This last week has been a nice, relaxing week.  It was spring break for Crossroads. I am heading up to my parents house tonight with my boyfriend, Andrew, to spend the weekend there with my family.  I will be going to my brothers apartment in Minneapolis tomorrow night to just hang out and play some Wii! And Sunday morning I will be going to Valley Christian Church and am excited to see everyone there!

I will post again when anything new comes up or next weekend! Hope you all have an amazing week! God bless!