God has continued to astound us (in His usual fashion) as we clearly set our sights way too low in this fundraising effort. When Andrea and I first sat down to discuss our ‘hopes and dreams’ for the success of our giveaway, I was hopeful that she would be able to raise $1000. Andrea was just hopeful that it would be worth my initial investment! How God must have been laughing at His doubtful daughters 😉 To say that Andrea and our entire family have been blown away by the support they have received is a huge understatement.
Incredibly, we are very close to having raised not just some of the funds they need to bring Cole home, but ALL of the funds they need. AMAZING. Since we are now in territory we never expected to be in, we discussed our options, should the amount needed be met. Should the amount needed be met?!? Just discussing this made us stop and stand in awe at how big our God is!! One option was stopping the fundraiser early, but then we worried that some people might want to enter cuz I figure, well, I wanna enter and if I wanna enter I am sure there are others out there who would love to win… there are lots of really amazing prizes! The biggest reason was because we had originally decided to run the giveaway for 2 weeks and we wanted to give God that time, in case there was something He had planned. Our other option was letting the fundraiser continue, but IF we should raise enough funds, what to do? Amie, once again coming through for us, had the idea of giving any additional funds to the Elison Project. PERFECT!! Shelby graciously agreed, noting that any funds would be greatly appreciated due to the recent number of requests the Elison Project has received for grants.
So that’s how things stand! One more fantastic prize has been added to the giveaway! And it will continue to run until the original end date of Wednesday, October 22. Honestly, if we don’t raise one more cent for Andrea’s expenses, we are SO delighted. SO joyful. SO grateful. I can’t tell you what a BLESSING it has been to witness this incredible effort made possible by every single one of you, and most of all, the Big Guy Himself 🙂 But if we are able to raise the total funds and more, you can be certain that those donations will be directed toward the Elison Project, so it can help bless another family in the way that my sister’s family has been blessed.