My children are used to me coming to the breakfast table having had a "great idea" in the wee hours of the night. They know that these ideas will involve them, somehow. Often, we end up rearranging furniture! This time, however, the idea was different. This time, I cast a vision for how we could financially support organizations that themselves either provide MERCY to victims or TRUTH to the body of Christ. We agreed that often the results of abuse are seemingly too much for any one family to do anything about. But thankfully, there are individuals out there on the front lines engaging the church and helping people in real, tangible ways. We began to brainstorm ways to support them.
In case you're curious, here's the list of fund-raising ideas we came up with: a banjo concert, making jewelry, a whip-cracking show, science workshops, origami classes, ECD dances. It's obvious to those of you who know our family personally, that this list represents the interests of several members of our family. Of course! Why *wouldn't* God intend for us to use the very interests He's given as tools to help others?
I am happy to report that for July's project, Zoë and Conner hosted and called a benefit dance that raised $60 for Give Her Wings!!! I am thankful to the community for supporting their project. Thank you, Lord!