Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So we're purging.......for a purpose!

A few times a year I go through a need to purge.  To get rid of stuff and to simplify our lives.  That purge is going down now.  We're donating stuff, sorting toys, clothes, and deciding what things can be taken to Ethiopia with me next month and what items we need to buy to take.  I count it a great privilege to be able to go back to Ethiopia this fall, to take a team of women that God has so perfectly put together.  A team of women most of whom I've never met.  I'm honored that He would allow me to be a part of something like this.  There's so many amazing ministries that I love so much!  Ministries we'll be able to serve along side who are living out the gospel in Ethiopia.  I CANNOT WAIT.  There are 15 of us going and that means 30 Bins of donations!  THIRTY!!!  (yes, seeing 15 woman heave 30 bins of donations plus carry ons through the airport will be EPIC!) 

That said I've unearthed my massive shirt collection from a print earlier this year.  My awesome husband has photographed and sorted them all to put them in a store so they can be properly sold.  All proceeds go towards donations for Ethiopia and whatever sells after that will go to support an adoption.  We love being able to walk along side of families supporting them through prayer and finances whenever possible.  Others walking with us during Zahra's adoption was such an amazing blessing we are honored to be able to help in any way we can.

Here's the link to our Reckless Abandon Store

So, go buy a shirt, comment and share your story, I love reading about others journey's, I haven't been great about keeping up my blog or with others and I want to do better!  Let me know how I can pray for you!
I love this verse - we can NEVER out give God!! I want to give extravagantly, love deeply, and pour myself out on behalf of others.

He throws caution to the winds,
    giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
    never run out, never wear out.  

II Corinthians 6:9-10 The Message


Anonymous said...

YAY! Just ordered some shirts!!! :) We've had two of yours for awhile and it's time we update our adoption shirt stash! :) HA! So excited to watch your ministry!

Anonymous said...

YAY! So excited to add to our adoption shirt stash! :) HA! Have had two of your shirts for awhile and it's time for some more I guess! :) THANK YOU! Looking forward to hearing more about your ministry!