Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 241 (part 1) - We Received our Miracle on Monday!

A few days ago, I posted about the fact that our Friends of Fanose well fund campaign would come to an end in a three short days. I also mentioned that we were praying for a Miracle on Monday...which was one day before our scheduled deadline.

What I didn't share with you is that I sent an email to Charity: Water on Saturday begging requesting additional time to raise the needed $5000. At that point, the Friends of Fanose fund was at $1515...a LONG way away from $5000!

I prayed that we would hear something from the organization on Monday (Miracle Monday!). However, the hours ticked away on Monday and I didn't hear anything. The amazing thing is that the donations started pouring in! It was wonderful to see so many of our friends and family open their hearts to the great need of clean water in Africa! Late Monday afternoon, I sent another email telling them that we making GREAT progress and again requested a little more time.

Guess what! Last night I received an email from Charity: Water telling me that our campaign was being extended to the end of the quarter which is 30 MORE DAYS!!! I am sooooooooooo excited. As it stood before, our campaign was set to end right now...around 4:00 p.m. We would have ended our campaign with (an amazing) $3105. Our $3105 would have been added to other campaigns that ended short of their $5000 goal so we would not have a "Friends of Fanose" well that we could track. The money that you have donated would have helped 155 people get access to clean, safe drinking water, but we wouldn't have a specific village that we could SEE enjoying their new well.

I am so incredibly thankful that we have 30 more days to raise the remaining $1895!!!! It won't be easy, but I am very hopeful that it can be done...with YOUR help!

I am beyond thankful to each of you that have given to the Friends of Fanose fund. Your generosity has been overwhelming.

I am praying that in the next 30 days, we will raise enough money to make the Friends of Fanose dream a reality.

Here is a great video to help us better understand the struggles the African people face everyday...although the actors in the video have nice paved roads to walk on instead of steep, rocky hills.

Click here to donate and track our progress!

The most important thing you can do is pray for our fund. I would also LOVE for you to share our mission with YOUR friends and family...it will make all the difference in the world!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oh, I just love a good miracle! We're gonna make it. I just know it!