Matthew and I have had some pretty cool faith building experiences throughout our season of support raising. In the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing those stories with all of you! We hope these stories will encourage you just as much as they have encouraged us! =)
"My son has something he would like to give you and Sarah." As the kindergartener hands Matthew his coins, his mother says, "He would like to give you some of his allowance." You see, his parents are teaching him the responsibility of tithing and she gave him two options; give his money to Kid's Quest or help support Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Sarah, he chose us. To average Joe, this 6 year old's $1.50 may of seemed pretty silly, but to us it was a heart moving moment. Receiving his gift showed him that he matters to us and that he is able to help. This was a special moment for us because he is one of the children we have on Sunday mornings. The fact that he wanted to give his very own money to us, shows that we have made a difference in his life. We are so thankful that God continues to use the little ones within the church to encourage us on our support raising journey!
|One of the many we have received|
A few of months back, I received a facebook message from a lady who attends our church. Her two children attend AWANA and Matthew teaches her oldest on Sunday mornings. She messaged me because her son had to complete a section on Missionaries in his AWANA handbook. She read our blog, heard our story and felt a connection. Like Matthew, she was a military brat. (Her step-dad was in the Navy and she attended 6 different elementary schools). Knowing Matthew and I will be serving military kids, she decided to become a monthly supporter!! But the story doesn't end there... After helping her 6 year old son complete his section on Missionaries, he wanted to give to us as well. Say what?!?! A kindergartener wanted to give some of his allowance to us, I was blown away. My favorite part to this beautiful story is when we saw him at church the following Sunday. He came running into Matthew's classroom and excitedly announced, "You're MY missionaries!!! ... I've gotta give you my dollars!" He blessed me more than he will ever know. He considers us his very own missionaries, what a sweet thought.
|Our youngest supporter!|