Faith,World Race

Fundraising Is Making My Heart Swell and Valentine’s Day Has Nothing To Do With It

(The photo above was taken at the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower in Bloomington. Watching the sunset was so. beautiful. oh. my. gosh.)


Okay so wow.

I am in awe of God and his provisions. I have no words that can really do it justice how thankful I am for all the support I’ve received so far. I have already met my first fundraising goal of $5000 that didn’t have to be met until May!! (um hi WHAT?!). I. am. literally. speechless. A lot of times fundraising is viewed as dreadful. However, God continues to show me nothing but positives as I keep trekking forward. He is bringing so much good out of this and is constantly reminding me that:

I am so incredibly loved.

I am surrounded by wonderful family and friends.

I am not alone in this.

There is POWER in the name of Jesus.

Trusting in God is the only way this will work.

I still have a long way to go in my fundraising journey, but God continues to make my heart swell each time I receive a donation, while also giving me a little push forward reminding me this is where He’s calling me to go. I am constantly overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness that people want to be a part of this with me.

As I was reading a devotional from Jesus Calling today, a big portion of it really stuck out:

“Give yourself fully to the adventure of today. Walk boldly along the path of Life, relying on your ever-present Companion. You have every reason to be confident, because My presence accompanies you all the days of your life- and onward into eternity. Do not give in to fear or worry, those robbers of abundant living. Trust Me enough to face problems as they come, rather than trying to anticipate them. Fix your eyes on Me, the Author and Perfecter of your faith, and many difficulties on the road ahead will vanish before you reach them. Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am holding you by your right hand. Nothing can separate you from My Presence!”


I feel nothing but love and joy in my heart and can’t express my gratitude enough. I hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and may you never forget the raw, genuine love Jesus showed on the cross!




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