What opening sentence do you possibly write for this post? I’ve got no opener, other than “whoa.”
And that feels wildly inadequate.
Maybe, I’ll just repeat the title.
We raised $24,000 in about 15 hours. That is bananas.
We are a mere $6,000 away from our initial goal of $30,000 to build a kindergarten in Vietnam. And I’m working with Samaritan’s Purse on what happens when we go over.
Does anything feel impossible to you right now? Don’t you feel like we can do anything in this moment? Doesn’t this seem like one of those times where you laugh and tell a friend, “Oh that’s right, God is huge! I forget that for a second, that He keeps $30,000 in loose change in His massive Frisbee He uses for disc golf. That $30,000 is a breath to Him.”
OK, you might not have had that exact thought, but you can’t watch this today and think God is small. Or that blogs are just blogs.
I think we can hit our goal in the first 48 hours. I’ve been blown away by the $5 gifts and think that before 5AM on Wednesday, they are going to pile up and we will hit $30,000.
You up for that?
If you’ve already given, thank you so much for doing something that feels impossible in an economy like this one. If you haven’t, I need to warn you, there’s a celebrity guest stopping by tomorrow who will probably convince you. His name starts with a C and he’s a crazy frequent flyer.
Until then …