Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Update on the Gala

Talking about the Summer Missions trips through A Child’s Hope with some of the guests at the Gala.
Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers for the gala this past weekend! It was so clear that we were covered in prayer. First, we did NOT get lost driving through Dallas and Houston. We made it to Houston on time, and to the ballroom where the event was being held on time. We were able to get everything set up and have a happy reunion with the missionaries a few hours before the gala started. :-) It was SO good to see them both again after so many months!
I was a bit nervous about how things would go, but the gala was a smashing success. We had over 300 guests, and the amount of money raised for A Child's Hope far exceeded our hopes and expectations. God is so good!
I also had the opportunity to talk with a fair number of people at my booth about our summer missions trips. Please pray that God would continue to raise up people who will come and serve with us on the ground in Haiti.
I'm afraid I don't have time to give a more detailed update, but I thought you'd like you know how things went (you can read more about the gala by clicking here.) Thank you so much for your prayers for this event!


Debbie said...

I'm so glad the Gala productive. Have the funds been added to the blue bubble on the right? What is your timeline for reaching the top?

7 Eagles said...

Thank you for your comment, Aunt Debbie. The funds have not been added to the bubble on the right. That thermometer is for my own personal fundraising goal of $70,000. The gala raised money towards the campus for A Child's Hope. The $70,000 I raise will eventually go towards A Child's Hope, but it was a personal goal I wanted to keep.

I don't really have a timeline for reaching my fundraising goal, but the sooner the better! I'm hoping that I will reach the goal in the next year or two.