Step two, the Obama way: I posted my desire on facebook and asked people to cast thier bread upon the waters. This time, I recieved several donations. However, I was nowhere near my goal.
I should have become discouraged, but God encouraged my heart. I knew that he had prompted my spirit to go and he would provide.
Step three: I sent out e-mails to a few sisters from church and in my inner circle. This time two sisters responded. However, God arranged for me to provide some early childhood training and along with some help from my family, I was able to turn in enough money to get my airplane ticket right on time.
Shortly after meeting that deadline, I received a phone call from the president of the Ky. Missionary Baptist Association's Women's auxiliary. She said that they decied to make me their project. WOW! Casondra and I went there this week to make a presentation. The women were so encouraging and supportive. It was reassuring to know that they would cover us in prayer while we were on our trip. The president explained that there would be an offering taken up on the follwing day. I had great expectations. I thought that they would take up a few hundred dollars. I knew that this was a generous group because I had been there when they supported missionaries from Haiti. To my surprise, they raised $1,000.00. It brings me great pleasure to announce that my trip is now fully funded. Not only did they raise a large sum of money, additonally a few of them committed to sponsor a child. Some have made the decision to support the organization, Redeem with God on a regular basis. God is so good. Now that my trip is funded I can concentrate more on getting supplies to help them. I can hardly imagine what God has in store. I know that it is more than I can even imagine.
" Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJ