As I have alluded to before, the "fundraising" aspect isn't my favorite part of this journey.
I have however come to terms with the fact that it's an important part. Some may laugh. Obviously we can't go with out having the finances for our trip. Honestly this has never been the point.
These past few months have been stretching for me as an individual as well as us as a family. We have been challenged to go beyond our comfort zone, beyond our natural abilities and even beyond our energy levels. I have had opportunities to speak with countless people from the pulpit as well as one on one.
I have come to believe that God meant for us to be on this part of the journey. My faith has been challenged. I have been asked to look at provision in an entirely different way.
As a nurse I have been blessed with a job that has always been needed. I was able to work more for the times when Nathanael had less work.
This time, no one can work harder. Nathanael and I are called to do our part. It isn't even my job to convince people to support us. We share our vision. God does the convincing. This is freeing.
At times I find myself thinking maybe we aren't trying enough, praying enough, trusting enough. If we would just do this one thing.. we would be funded... but in the end I know that reliance on God and his plan is not just a good idea. It is the best plan there ever was.