I'm about 40% funded at this point through one time donations, monthly commitments, and the auction. This experience of raising funds and receiving money from others is a strange and humbling experience. While in New Orleans I was talking to my friend Katie who is also in ministry and raises her own funds. We were discussing our past mistakes and history and how amazing that God has chosen us!
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts, boast for the Lord."
1 Corinthians 1:26 - 31
I don't feel worthy, because I'm NOT worthy of this adventure or the funds you all are providing. God is worthy and He is working through me. I am an idiot (my nickname is idiot-K), without influence, definitely not of noble birth, weak and foolish. I'm a girl with a history of turning my back on God. But God has shown me great mercy and taken me back. Not only has He forgiven me, but He has called me to Peru for Him. God is equipping me to do this work for Him as He works through me. This is all God...He is the one! He is the one making this happen, the one providing, the one giving me strength, the one equipping me, and THE ONE I am going for!
So enough serious stuff.....here are pictures from the auction! Priceless! More pictures are on facebook.