Two months and five fundraisers later, the Kentucky part of the May mission team has raised $9169!! We have 11 members of the team here with a goal of $22,000. That's a big number, but not too big for our God! We have been amazed, astounded, excited, and overwhelmed by the generosity we have seen as God works through the hearts of our family, friends, and church family at Macedonia Baptist.
We have had two fundraiser luncheons after our Sunday morning service, a Thirty-One Gifts fundraiser event, Orange Leaf Yogurt held a fundraiser for us (yum!), and we have sold homemade lollipops by the hundreds for Valentine's Day.
This week, we have a fundraiser scheduled at a restaurant called Beef O' Brady's, and on Easter Sunday we will be taking photographs of families and individuals at our church for donations.
We have dates scheduled for fundraisers at McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, Texas Roadhouse, and are working on a volleyball tournament, a softball tournament, and a praise concert!
Finally, we have had an amazing donation of two NFL footballs (see previous post) with over 70 signatures from players! Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Marshal Yanda, Brandon Marshall (Pro Bowl MVP), and Matt Forte just to name a few. We are so excited to see what those bring. :)
We are exhausted, but it's a good kind of exhaustion. We are humbled and thankful God is allowing us to take this journey to El Salvador so we might show His love to the people there!
Blog post written by Christella Hudson, KY group team leader