After several fundraisers, pleas, brainstorming sessions, and lots of prayer, WE DID IT! Our little class of 10 fourth and fifth grade students raised $250.63 to send to Samaritan's Purse to build a school. I could not be more ecstatic to share our grand total with the kids tomorrow. Plus I get to watch one of my colleagues get pied with a pie in the face, because he won the friendly competition we had going between the two of us. :) Praise God from whom all blessings flow! My heart is so full right now; words cannot express how proud I am of my kids and how grateful I am to everyone who believed in the cause and wanted to be a part of something bigger.
Here's the verse I kept reminding the kids of when we talked about what this project meant for all of us:
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
- 1 Timothy 4:12
My cup runneth over.