Today is a day of celebration!! I officially met my goal and raised over $4,000 to teach English to refugees this summer!!! I can’t even tell you how amazed I am by God’s faithfulness and by the generosity and kindness of humanity.
The greatest thing I have taken away from this fundraising experience is that people’s stories are everywhere. They are in refugee camps in Hungary, waiting to be heard. They are in small farm towns in northern Indiana, where people’s hearts are bigger than the cornfields. They are in the hills and valleys of West Virginia and rural North Carolina, where life is lived authentically through action. They are in the ebb and flow of the waves that dance with the sunsets in Hawaii, where kindness is epitomized.
Each of our stories is connected, and when we give and serve, our stories fuse together to create a mosaic of beautiful, meaningful purpose. Through raising support I feel part of something bigger, knowing I get to share this experience with some truly remarkable souls.
This is the first blog post in a series on my support raising experience. I want to share with you a few stories of supporters who have touched my heart. It’s my hope that through these stories you’ll be inspired, just as I have been, to reconsider the definition of life and the value of money and to begin living in a way that inspires others.
To all my supporters, I cannot thank you enough. I am overwhelmed with gratitude by your selfless giving and partnership. Thank you, thank you, thank you.