Thursday, August 22, 2013

Knowing you are in God's will

The post before this one, I talked about my upcoming trip to Africa.  Actually, I will probably be talking about it a lot as time goes by.
So, how do I know I am in God's will?
Let me tell you!
On Sunday, our family held their First Annual Semi Annual baby shower.  We have a huge family and babies are coming faster than we can throw baby showers together. So we just took last Sunday to honor 6 new babies.  Three are here and three are yet to be born.  We had a great time, enjoying babies, each other, the food and the sun.  I did not take any pictures though. Guess I was having to much fun. But, before I left home, I felt the need to load up my dresses and my knits and to take them with me.  I fought back and forth with myself over it and finally came to the conclusion that I was being directed to take them, that I needed to be obedient. After all of the mommies opened their gifts and we were relaxing and chatting, I brought out my dresses and knits.
I explained to my family about the Dress a Girl project and how I was looking for sponsors for all 1000 dresses I plan to take with me to Tanzania.  I had 12 dresses with me and every one of them was sponsored. I also sold one of my hats to a young woman that came as a guest of my sister. I left the party with $200.00 in my pocket and a song in my heart!!
Through out the week, I have gotten pledges of more money and received a check in the mail for $100.00. I also got an e-mail from a classmate from high school who currently lives in Florida.  She said she has been feeling a burden for the little boys and instead of buying and sending me clothes she planned to send me a check. I truly feel God has directed this project and am trusting that it will go all the way. To Him is all the Praise and Glory!
 These pictures were taken at the refugee camps I visited four years ago.
 The kids followed me around asking me to take pictures of them.
 Those who have survived are now four years older, but still in desperate need.
 I have to do all I can to help them. I pray you will want to join me in my efforts.


Madeline's Album said...

You are a wonderful person to do what you are doing. I wish you all the luck in the world and I know our heavenly father will be with you all the way. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Betsy said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing in the Lord's name.

The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

Praying for you and your project, please let me know when you have your dresses posted for sponsorship...I would will to sponsor 2 for $25.00.

Hugs dear Neighbor to the North..and fellow Village thriftier



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