Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe it! We're halfway to our funding goal already! Just two weeks ago we had a whopping $100...
Two weeks ago (a conversation with my friend Scott):
Scott: How's the fund raising going?
Me: well.... we have a ways to go still.
Scott: What do you need; what's the bottom line?
Me: We need about $7500... and have $100 so far, but I guess we really only need about $1500 by the end of January so we can purchase plane tickets.
Yesterday morning we called to check how much was in our account that our church had set up for us and we had $550. Better.... but still not even enough for plane tickets. Then we got an update in the evening that another $1000 had come in! We had $1550.... by the end of January! Plane tickets, here we come!!!
Today we got another phone call telling us the church missions board had approved $2000 for us as well... AND last night, at my last choir practice, the choir completely surprised and blessed me by giving me a card with $300 in it!
That brings the current total to about $3850! Praise God for his faithfulness and provision and THANK YOU if you were a part of that giving.
We need about twice that to make it the whole four months in Nicaragua, but wow... what a start! I feel extremely blessed right now.