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 - http://web.me.com/alexherbig/SimplyHaiti/Home.html.
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.