Just wanted to post a quick update regarding Hannah and Sarah's fund raising. Of course, first and foremost we need your prayers. Sometimes it's so hard to know if God is saying "no" or "wait". We are still somewhat in quandary over that. So please pray for clarity for all of us.
With that being said, we are choosing to move forward since we haven't felt a definite "no" answer from God yet. Hannah and Sarah both still have quite a lot to raise and Hannah is supposed to leave in just 9 days! Not only does Hannah still need about $2800 for her support funds, she also needs to raise money for her rehearsal camp fee which is over and above the support she has to raise. If you donate via Paypal to the chipin website we've created (http://sarahandhannah.chipin.com/continentals-mission-trip), the entire amount can go towards her rehearsal camp. The rehearsal camp fee is $550. If 110 people donate just $5.00, she'll have it. If 10 people donate $55, she will have it. If 22 people donated $25, she'd have it. Anyway, I think you see where I'm going with this. It doesn't take a huge donation to help out. Even an amount as small as $5.00 will help. I know that there are many of us who are in the midst of really hard financial times, but if each one of you only donated $5.00, that would go a LONG way towards raising the support that both Hannah and Sarah need. I know that even in our bad financial status that our family is in right now, I could come up with $5.00 to donate to the cause for Christ. Whether you donate to help Hannah with her rehearsal camp fee or to the actual support fund for Hannah or Sarah, you are helping spread the gospel to those who don't know Him! Can you think of a better way to spend $5.00??? I can't.
And you can still go to my store at http://purplepicketfence.ecrater.com and buy any of the items that are in the Fundraiser category, and the entire purchase price will go to help their mission trip funds.
Ok, enough about money. What do we need the most??? PRAYER! The funds both girls still have left to raise seem insurmountable and humanly impossible. But the Bible tells us that with God, ALL things are possible. All we have to do is ask in His name. So I'm asking you, will you please come alongside Hannah and Sarah and us, their family, and ask in His name for what looks to be impossible? And then also please ask Him what, if anything, He wants you to give. If it's nothing, that is fine. We still covet your prayers and thank you in advance for keeping Sarah and Hannah lifted up as they get ready to go minister to those who need Jesus.