Friday, March 4, 2011

Cattle on a hill

After returning from Tanzania last September with Small Steps for Compassion we were asked to help raise money for the well project. We were each asked to raise $2,ooo. I said sure we should be able to raise that, it's only $2,ooo each right? However to be honest I had no idea how that was going to happen. I wanted it to, I believe in the cause and the need for the well (after all it will be where my drinking water comes from once I move there) but I didn't think it would happen coming from me. I hoped it wouldn't effect my future for a job with them if I was the only one who didn't raise the money. I didn't want to simply ask people for money the way I had always done for missionary trips before. I wanted it to be something people did because they believed in the cause and they wanted to give.

I decided I would work on simply creating awareness, I would help get the word out. I wouldn't even really try to raise the money, after all I couldn't. So I started the facebook cause with the intention of simply offering a way for people to know about it, I figured knowledge is kinda like money and I could count that, right?

Then things started to happen. I ended up asking for donations for Christmas, and people gave! Family and friends gave to the cause. I gave to the cause on behalf of my family for Christmas. I was happy because I had done what little I could. In December I was contacted by my German friend Vanessa and she wanted to know if her youth group in Germany could do a benefit concert for the orphanage! So they dubbed over the video into German and planed a choir concert for February.

As of last weekend God, not me, raised $2,ooo that's including the facebook donations and the concert. I didn't think it could happen. In fact I was certain it wouldn't after all I didn't have that kind of money and how was I to get it?

Why did I doubt?
Why did I believe that God wouldn't work?
Why did I have such little faith?

"For all the animals of the forest are mine,
and I own the cattle on a thousand hills"
Psalm 50:10

God sold some cattle on the hill for me the other day. I don't deserve it but I'm glad He did.

3 comments:

Txus said...

God is great!!!! bendiciones

kessia reyne said...

God doesn't mind selling some His cattle, because He cares more about people than His bank account. I aspire to that, too :)

and

YAY! I'm so glad the Lord came through in that way. I love being amazed by Him. He is so amazing. I'm happy with you, Sonya :D

Andrea said...

I'm glad for you too, and it's been fun to see how God has been unfolding His plan in your life this year.