For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth. Colossians 1:16

Friday, December 30, 2011

It has been a while since I last posted, and I apologize.  The end of my college career left me a little overwhelmed!

During the last week of class, the Biblical and Theological Studies Organization sponsored a fundraiser for this ministry.  Four of my good friends played a concert: Riane McConnell, Monica Laytham and friends, Trinity Mather and Anders Nordstrom, and Ryan Ciganek and friends.  A number of friends, family, and family of friends donated homemade goods, photos, and artwork for a silent auction, and a great number of friends and roommates of friends donated baked goods for a bake sale.  Altogether, the fundraiser was an amazing success and raised over $1,300!  How amazing is that?  The community at my college is amazingly supportive and such an overwhelming blessing.  I'll miss that more than anything else from my time in college, but I'm very excited for what is to come.


Helen, Sarah, and Monica

The bake sale

My wonderful friend Shelley who helped organize the whole thing

Some good friends enjoying the evening

Enjoying the music

Anders and Trinity

Unfortunately, the camera died before I got any pictures of Ryan.  It was a great night and only came together by God's grace and His family.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh the Lord is good!

Since the last time I posted, God has multiplied by blessings.  I currently have raised $1,500 thanks to the generosity of so many wonderful people.  God has been faithful, and not only in providing funds.  Within three hours one day, an entire fundraiser came together.  Some wonderful friends have joyfully agreed to play a concert, and more wonderful friends have agreed to use their artistic gifts to create beautiful things for a silent auction.  Everyone on campus has been such a blessing, from donating their time to advertising to encouraging me when things get overwhelming.  Random students who I don't even know well have come up to me and asked how fundraising is going and have told me that they are praying for me.  How blessed am I, that I not only have a supportive family, two supportive churches here in the States, and also an entire university campus praying for me and loving me through all of this?