A Random Conversation.
When you’re in the middle of a project, especially one as large and time-consuming as Happy Birthday Nate, it’s always on your mind. Sometimes I think my friends in real life, and my friends in my networks get annoyed as much as I talk about it. Overall, everyone is very encouraging and willing to help, I couldn’t ask for better people in my life. There’s some friends who politely allow me to talk about my dream, and there’s other ones who completely enable me as they dream alongside me. Hours are spent talking about this project, and hoping it will accomplish two things:
- I want to raise this money to purchase nets for people who can’t purchase themselves, give them hope and a future as they’re protected from the nocturnal mosquitoes that transmit Malaria while they feed and…
- I want to move 10,000 people to be generous with their money, resources, and life- which seems like it could be harder than finding $300,000!
It’s completely different when you hear someone tell you they heard someone else they’ve never met talk about the project. I was amazed at the situation. To overhear an organic conversation like that… and the lady was so excited about it, enough to be telling her friends… and her eight year old daughter wants to donate AND sponsor a child!? Unreal. I was tearing up as I read, it’s humbled to be used by God like this. I consider myself creative, but never, NEVER could I have written such an awesome series of events.
I published this note on the Happy Birthday Nate Facebook wall, and later that day another surprise caught me off-guard. This lady, Lauren, who had seen the news story, and who’s daughter wanted to sponsor a child, wrote this:
Wow. I love how easy it is for kids to put everything aside to help someone who needs it. It’s something that we lose as we get older, and the world tells us to watch out for “ol’ #1.” We’re so lucky to live in the time we live with the resources that we have. If you haven’t contributed to this cause yet, please consider what a donation as small as $6 could mean to someone who needs it desperately. And if you have donated, please don’t stop telling people! We have four months left, just enough time for a few more saved lives!
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