My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

To God be the glory. Great things He hath done.
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory. Great things He hath done. ❤
– To God Be The Glory, hymn lyrics by Fanny Crosby

God, I am so excited FOR YOU! I do not mean that arrogantly or in a self-centered way. YOU know how I usually avoid my birthday, or at least making a big deal of it, and if I can get away with it not even mention it. I don’t mind so much after, but there’s just something so awkward about a birthday. It’s so uncomfortable. I am grateful for the life You give me, and for each day that I get to know Your love, and share Your love. That’s why I am also grateful that You give me family and friends who love to celebrate my day. Because of them, I get to say, “All the credit/glory goes to God for giving me another year of life. Each day is His blessing! My life is His testimony!”

Please forgive me for when I take my life for granted, and for when I carelessly and selfishly wish it over to be with You, or think of giving up. My life is not mine. It’s Yours. And I am very grateful. I am always amazed that I am still here with all of the health issues and scares, but it is just more evidence and a clear reminder that You are God and in control of my life. THANK YOU for taking control, for keeping control, and for allowing me the blessing to of those who want to celebrate my life too.

This year I gladly say it’s my birthday to honor YOU and the life You give me! And in celebrating the fact that my life is Your purpose, I prayerfully chose to do My Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Sufficient Grace Outreach. Sufficient Grace Outreach Birthday Fundraiser Picture

This is the Sufficient Grace Outreach Facebook Page

SGO Facebook cover pic

And this is the  Sufficient Grace Outreach website

Sufficent Grace Outreach Facebook Profile Pic

Sufficient Grace Outreach, Inc is organized for the specific purpose of outreach to women and/or children involved in human trafficking , but will not limit their reach to this demographic realizing that the plight of victims of human trafficking is not limited to women and/or children. Sufficient Grace will reach out to anyone regardless of race, gender, or creed in order to help them achieve freedom and safety. As opportunity and need arises, Sufficient Grace Outreach Inc will expand its reach to anyone it finds in need.

If you know of someone or suspect someone is a trafficking victim please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at

1-888-373-7888 or

Text to BeFree (233733).

Anyone can read a better break down about their mission and what they do HERE. The fundraiser will last a week, but they can give to Sufficient Grace Outreach any time.

Lord, You burden my heart for those who are trapped in Human Trafficking, prostitution, strip clubs, and many situations that we may not be aware of, but YOU are! Growing up in an environment where prostitution was actually glorified, forced, and erroneously taught to be a source of provision, I also know the violence, the degradation, and the hopelessness involved. The pretending you’re just fine and convincing yourself you chose the lifestyle while you hate yourself more and more each time. They need Your love. They need Your resources. They need Your help. They need You.
You use Amanda, Kris, and the many volunteers to send that help, to provide those resources, to share Your hope, and to share Your love with them. Thank You for what You do through her. I am grateful for her heart, and blessed to call her friend. Thank You for each time You allow me to take part in any way, however small! ❤ I pray for each one they have helped already, and for each one You will bring their way because You know they have such need. Help them to know You love them! ❤

So thank You again for my birthday, Lord!
51 years of life, love, provision, blessings, rescues, protections, hedges, health, friendships, family, church family, encouragement, blogging community…
and 43 of those years held in Your wonderful salvation as Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior! THANK YOU for Your Son and HIs love for me! THANK YOU for the gift of the Holy Spirit! And for YOU, my loving and sovereign Father! You three are…

the best birthday presents ever!

And presents are best shared! So let me make sure to tell everyone reading…

God loves you! He sent His only Son to die on the cross for me and you! (It’s a good thing. His son Jesus is alive and well. God waits to hug you when we get home!) ❤
Jesus Christ loves you so much He died for you! (It’s a good thing! He’s okay and alive and well. He has went home (to heaven) to prepare a place for you and me! That’s how much He loves you!
Holy Spirit loves you! He is the one who brings you comfort, peace, and understanding of God as you read the Bible, pray (talk one on one with God), and spend time listening to God. He prays for you because He knows we do not always know what is best to pray, and that sometimes we are too broken to pray. He brings that tender love. That is why God calls Him your Comforter. ❤

“For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
and in thy book all my members were written,
which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.”
– Psalm 139:13-18 KJV

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

 

32 thoughts on “My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

  1. WOW GAIL!!! You are truly Beautiful inside and out! And yet what I love most about you is your precious golden heart for God!!! HAPPY LOVELY GOD-FILLED BIRTHDAY!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ – Yeka 😀

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  2. What a beautiful and wonderful prayer! You are a warrior for Christ! Thank you for giving honor and glory to Jesus! I’m thankful to call you my friend and sister in Christ! You have beautiful soul!

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    1. PTL! Thank you Amanda! He is worthy of all honor, praise, and prayer! Thank you for allowing me to take part in any support. Praying for you and all those to do with your ministry. God loves all of His children! Me and God love you too, Sister! ❤

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        1. We each have own health challenges, but we are blessed. Just trying to focus on keeping our 87 yr old stepdad free of this virus. How are you and your family?
          PS. Thank you for serving on the frontlines. I am praying for you and everyone serving with you!

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  4. Oh no, Gail, I’m so behind in catching up with blogs – what date is your birthday? Have I missed it??

    To do a fundraiser for this company to support the good they do is a wonderful thing. You truly are such a kind and generous soul. xx

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    1. PTL! He is kind to allow me to help in some way. Amanda and Kris are long time friends, so I am blessed to know their true heart, hard work, and passion for what they do. My heart goes out to those they are trying to help.
      I pray you are doing well. How are you? I do hope you are some good days. Me and God love you!

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            1. You are just fine, Caz! 🙂
              Any day is a good to praise the Lord, which is what I chose to see my birthday as this year. I do every year, but this year I was just trying to be more open and use it for a good purpose. I knew Sufficient Grace Outreach is essential to so souls trapped in Trafficking, prostitution, and lifestyles that are dangerous and demeaning. Amanda (the girl who runs it, as well is a long time friend) is so compassionate, diligent, and loving. I have been blessed to help a time or two ins some ways, but I fell burdened by the Lord for this ministry, and others that it has introduced me too.
              I pray you has a blessed week and weekend. I do hope you are as pain free as possible!
              Me and God love you!

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