GOD IS SO AMAZING!!! Just tonight when I was doing my homework, I had to find two Bible verses that talk about facing challenges. One of the verses I chose talks about how having faith like a mustard seed can move mountains. Get ready for this, today I raised $800.00 for Darya. In one day!!! I am so thankful that people are willing to give so much of their money to Darya and love her with me.
Can you believe that no one has ever thought about Darya for her entire life, and today, many many people learned her name, prayed for her, and gave money for her to be saved? She has gone from being all alone and forgotten to being surrounded by prayer. The other verse I chose tonight for my homework was Psalm 91:4 where it talks about God covering us with His feathers and protecting us under His wings. When I read the verse I realized God is covering Darya too.
My day was mostly great, but I did meet a lady today who made me frustrated. She heard I was raising money for Darya and asked how much it would cost to adopt her. When I told her $20,000.00 she acted shocked. Then she asked when I hoped to have all of the money. I told her Thanksgiving and she laughed and kind of rolled her eyes. She didn't give one penny for Darya. I could tell she thought raising the money would be impossible for me. For a minute I thought I should have made my deadline Christmas instead, but then I realized that I should not feel doubt inside but I needed to keep believing. If God can move mountains when we have faith, then $20,000.00 by next week shouldn't be that big of a deal. I really want Darya to be told "Happy Thanksgiving, you have a family coming to get you."
Tomorrow is another bake sale at school. My mom and I baked three pumpkin pies and made more "Muddy Buddy" mix for me to sell. We bought whipped cream to put on top of the pies, so I think my school friends will go for it. I hope so.
I think God is doing something big in my life right now. I can feel Him and I feel lifted up and happy. I am so glad we decided to do the Crazy Love Project. I really hope I will have $20,000.00 by Thanksgiving. I am so excited!!! Yipee!!! Dad, I love you. Only 4 more days until you are home again. What are you going to do if I have raised $20,000.00 by the time you get home? That would be so funny.
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive." Matt. 21:21-22