My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Goal Met)

“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”
– Psalm 95:2 KJV

PRAISE YOUR HOLY AND GENEROUS NAME, LORD!!

My Birthday Fundraiser goal for Sufficient Grace Outreach was met….

AND MORE!GR2

As You recall, Lord, the fundraiser actually ended $25 shy of the goal, being You allowed $175 of the $200 goal to be raised. GR5I posted it on Facebook and WordPress to praise You and to make a testimony of the $160 of the $200 that You had provided at the time of the blog post. GR7I made the statement that I would pay what remained of the goal as soon as this week got here. Even after that post, You were so generous to provide $15 more, bringing the ending balance raised to $175 of the $200.GR6This weekend as I was going to donate and post an update, I found a letter in my mailbox from a dear friend with a note and a money order for $200!! That was an additional $200 to the $175 already donated! :O I was in a delightful shock! Speechless! Yet filled with joy and amazement too! Gratitude… for my friend, for such a generous heart, for the the souls You know You have the funds intended to go towards, for Amanda and all those who help her in the ministry, and for the correspondence from my dear friend! ❤

“I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.”
– Psalm 132:15 KJV

I was so excited to get straight to the bank, go straight home and donate the money, make a post on Facebook for all to know how You so generously provided the remainder and more! I was unable to post to the original fundraiser because FB closed it, but I was able to just start another one with the goal of $200 again so that I could share the good news!GR3

I went to make a post for the blog and fell asleep with the laptop in my lap.

$375!!!

Lord, how good and generous a Father You are. You know the needs that are urgently out there! And You love ALL of Your children. I pray for those who are stuck in trafficking and horrible situations that many are stranded in. Thank You for the heart You put in Amanda and all of those who volunteer through her ministry! Thank You for their passion and commitment to share Your love, and to tell others of just how much You love them… right there where they are! Thank You again for my dear friend!

To my dear friend, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness, and giving to bring God into someone else’s life, and to rescue and minster to others who are trapped in lives that feel so hopeless. Thank you for allowing God to use you to bring some of that needed hope! 
Me and God love you! ❤

Thank you to everyone who took part in helping with My Birthday Fundraiser 2020 for Sufficient Grace Outreach! I know these are some tough and trying times, days filled with great uncertainty and changes that so are hard to imagine but clearly God at work in our lives. May the Lord richly bless you! May He provide that very need you have been so earnestly praying, waiting, and trusting for. Me and God love you each! ❤

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

Well, Father. My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 for Sufficient Grace Outreach is coming to an end. There is just a little over 3 hours left.Sufficient Grace Outreach Birthday Fundraiser Picture

With a goal of $200,

we raised $160.

Praise Your Holy name, God! 

I know this falls short of the goal, but, Lord, whatever is left to raise I will commit to give the rest. It won’t be this coming week. It will probably be a couple of weeks out. The fundraiser is over so it will not show me giving it toward THAT birthday fundraiser, but it will show when I donate to Sufficient Grace Outreach individually. I will do another post to hold myself accountable and to make a witness for all of those who gave.

Please do not let them think they failed… THEY DID NOT! What YOU allowed, was what You allowed. Every penny matters when it comes to giving to others. We should be trying to give us as much as we can all of the time… for each other… and for those in need. And let us never forget to give to You first with our tithes, our lives, our time, our gifts & talents, our bodies, and in every way You let us know we can.

❤ ❤ Praise You, Father, for $160!!! ❤ ❤
❤ ❤ I love You, Father God!! ❤ ❤

Thank you to each one who gave, and for each one who prayed!
Me and God love you each!

Thank you, Amanda, for all that you do through Sufficient Grace Outreach!
Thank you for all of your support during the fundraiser!
I will pay whatever the remaining amount is of the fundraiser goal, and pray to be able to help you again soon! Me and God love you! ❤

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Update)

“Praise ye the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary:
Praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts:
Praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet:
Praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals:
Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord.”
– Psalm 150:1-6 KJV

Lord, I forgot to mention in my last post… My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020... that the fundraiser goal for  Sufficient Grace Outreach is $200 and already had $65 at that time. I meant to praise for you for that amount already! Now today You have it up to…

$110

and a little more
to put into the bank
so I can add it.

You already have it passing half way!!!

PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME, LORD!!!

I pray You will put Your mighty on each dollar to multiply it, and to allow it to help exactly where You know it is needed. I wish I could give more, Father! But I do not say that to lessen what You have given! I am grateful! And I trust You will allow me to give more in the future. I pray for the ministry and for each You know is in need!

Bless each one who has given!

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
– Psalm 100:4 KJV

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020

My Birthday Fundraiser for 2020 (Ending)

 

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)