12.24.2009

done and done.

As of noon Tuesday, the SECOND well in Africa was fully funded. Below is an excerpt from Erin's post on Tuesday at Bringing Up Burns. We thought it a fitting sentiment as we wrap up this amazing journey you all have helped us to take.


"O Lord, we feast on the ABUNDANCE of your house. You give them drink from your river of delights; for with you is the WATER of life." Psalm 36:5


"I know I have been MIA all last week. I have been scrambling to get.it.done.
IT being the crafting and the sewing and the baking and the painting...
because I committed to giving EVERYONE handmade items this Christmas.
(and let me tell you, my handmade gifts are CUTE! But I'll save that post for later...cause I have more RAD stuff to share today!)


I've been busy making handmade gifts because I'm committed to ending store bought frivolity. Ending wasted coin.
Because all the coin I have to spare is going to build a well. 


Well guess what?
WE DID IT!
We (HE, you and me) built a well.
A village changed. Lives saved.
The promise of clean water realized.


And guess what again?...
WE DID IT IN JUST TWO DAYS!!


Not.Freaking.Kidding.
Last Tuesday, a little before 3pm, our well was fully funded.
The most sweetest of emails landed in my inbox.
I cried, I cheered, I danced, I sang.
I picked my kids up and swung them round and round and kissed their faces.
I drank a glass of water.


And then I began my plan of attack of getting Matt to let me visit our well in the Summer of 2011 when it is fully built.


I WILL GO.
I WILL GO.
I WILL GO.


I went to bed Tuesday night, giddy.
I woke Wednesday morning, still FULL of joy, and checked the P320 blog for fun.
I mean - there were awesome bundles still to be won! I wondered, who was going to win them? Who was going to love them?


And while I hate to admit it, cause it pretty much shows how much little faith I really have, I WAS FLOORED to discover that not only was our well fully funded....


But we were on our way to building ANOTHER!


Over $6500 in donations by Wednesday noon!
I shook my head and scolded myself.


Because, of course!
I pray to the Lord to "accomplish infinitely more than I'd ever dare to ask or hope" and then I am shocked when he follows through.
Silly girl.
Silly, silly girl.

Our God is an Awesome God!


And you my friends, are awesome too. I wish I could squeeze each and every one of you who helped make our dream a reality. TIMES TWO! Thank you for being so generous and so faithful. Thank You for your time, your creativity, your enthusiasm, your COIN. Thank you for showing us that The Lord can take one person, one idea, one maybe...and in HIS infinite power, grace and love grow it into a project, a dream, a for sure, a made it happen, a done and done.



"So whether you eat or DRINK or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31



Without further ado...
the winner of the
fantabulous


bonus bundle is...



Don't be too sad if you didn't win! This isn't the end of Project 320. Really, this is only the beginning. It will be hard to top 2 wells in 2 weeks...but we do have more fun in store for this little blog. Please check back soon to see what else keeps our busy brains awake at night! God Bless. Happy Christmas.


Be Merry!
Be Bright!

8 comments:

I Am Very Mary said...

How absolutely amazing and awe-inspiring! Congrats gals, this has been a beautiful endeavor!

Terri said...

I spent alot of time at my sewing machine as well, just now got a break but have been keeping tabs on this project. It makes tears come to my eyes . Those tears are happy christmas tears. This is what it means to be alive.

Thank you ladies for all you do.

Jill said...

I have only one word...
"OTHERS"
This is not my prize bundle...it's His...
praying for His direction and how to share it...
What a joy and a Blessing to complete not one, but TWO wells...a Merry Christmas indeed!
o.k.- I guess I had a few more words! :)
Completely humbled and overwhelmed!
Jill

songskatesang said...

I am so excited for everyone! Praise God and Merry Christmas!

Allie said...

Amazing!!!

LauraC said...

You guys RULE! Very inspiring this Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. Let me know if I can contribute anything else to any future "promotions"... You all are awesome Merry Christmas!
Jen Christians
jen.chrisitns123@gmail.com

wilderlamb said...

OH! This post brought tears of joy to my eyes! I love what is happening here. Thank you Jesus!