Thursday, January 14, 2010

Drop in the Bucket

At the end of the MLK assembly today, I had an opportunity to share with the school about my friend Jen's efforts to raise money for relief in Haiti for the earthquake victims.  She is mentoring a high school student as he works on his senior project -

The program launched two days before the earthquake and was initially intended to help those whose only source of food is a local garbage dump.  Obviously, the efforts are now focused on earthquake relief.

I challenged the students and staff at my school to donate.  No manipulation.  No threat.  Just make a choice and give.  Before I realized it, I heard the words, "and I'll match it" coming out of my mouth.  Clearly, God decided He was going to talk through me in front of 1200 people.  Well, who am I to argue, right?

In 10 minutes, $1403.80 was dropped in the bucket.


And you know what?  I'm not even worried about matching the funds.  God will take care of it.
But I did call Eric to tell him I might need a little advance on my monthly allowance.


  1. You are wonderful! xoxoxxox
    I am proud to be your friend!!!!

  2. OMG!!! That is amazing. Yay for your students and school! And YOU.

  3. You are crazy!!! Wonderful but crazy!



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