Friday, March 23, 2012

We're almost there!!

As of this morning, we have raised a little over $2,800!! We are so humbled and thankful for the outpouring and generosity of our community and beyond! If you do not know the story of the Wallace family, please read in our first post. We shared recently that the family has found a mobile home for about $4,000 (plus moving costs). We are so close to being able to provide this home for them, so we are going to continue fundraising until we are able to do this for them!! Continue to spread the word to your friends, families, communities and churches and pray about how you can help this family! We originally set out to raise as much as we could for them, not knowing a set amount of money that they would need. Now that we know the need, we really want to meet this need with the partnership of all of you! Thank you for all of the support and generosity! We are so humbled and grateful for all of the donations, and have so many stories to share from the sweet kids and families that have sacrificed for this family.

This morning in KFC, we talked about the good Samaritan. It is so easy to see a need, and continue on with the priorities of our lives. But what an example of loving a neighbor for the Samaritan to stop, help, and provide for the needs of the man on the side of the road in a very desperate situation. There are so many lessons to learn from that story. What stuck out to me was that a very intelligent, successful man considered to be an "expert" in the law was asking Jesus how he could inherit eternal life. Jesus pointed back to scripture saying that He commanded us to first love HIM with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and then right next in line was loving our NEIGHBOR as ourselves. When it all comes down to it, it is all about loving God, and loving people. How simple is that? But how easy it is to forget when we get wrapped up in our own lives and priorities. THANK YOU for loving on this family!!!

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