Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mexico Update!

Seeing the three-digit number made my heart leap! Never in my life would have I imagined thinking "Wow! I am almost there!" when I still needed hundreds of dollars. But it happened.

When I added up the trip costs for Mexico, I had no idea how I would possibly raise that much money. Including my passport, shots, international medical insurance, flights, and land fees, the cost was around $1800.

Somehow, I am now looking at a number around $800. Somehow, my passport is currently processing. Somehow, all of my land fees are paid for. Somehow, I have the money for my shots already.

When I started out raising funds, I tried to keep a very detailed list of how I got every penny. I wanted to know so that I could duplicate it year after year. I very quickly realized that that was not going to work! There's one very simple reason for that.....

I didn't raise a penny of it.

God is the One Who has provided thus far (and if you're curious, I know He will continue to do so!). And I have the feeling that He won't do the same thing twice. That's okay with me, though, because it is just so exciting to see how He provides in ways I never would have imagined!

So, I'm over half-way there. I don't know how I will raise the $800 I still need, but I am sure that God has a plan! Surprisingly, I don't feel worried about it at all. I clearly have no way to raise that by myself, and I'm just trusting that He will be faithful and provide as He always does. This trip isn't for me anyway – this trip is an opportunity for me to use the gifts He has given me to serve others and share His love.

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If you have donated to my trip - THANK YOU! I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am for your support!

If you would like to donate, you can do so in one of the following ways: purchasing Just Love Coffee through this link, ordering a sponsor bracelet, or by contacting me at lizzie4compassion@gmail.com

6 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! So happy to hear how God is providing! I love how you realized there is no way you could duplicate these efforts in the future because it's God doing it to begin with.

    When is the trip?

    Just finished praying over all of it...all the preparation details, the actual trip and everything else.

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers, Jill!!! :) Yep, all the glory goes to God for sure - He is so faithful!! The trip is in July. I just e-mailed you some more details! Thanks so much <3

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  2. Wow,that's awesome Lizzie!! Love seeing God provide!

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  3. Yay!! Praise God!!! Isn't it fun to see God supply?

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    1. Yes, Hannah, it is! He is so faithful :)

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