Let the Chaos Begin
This past Saturday there was a garage sale at my parents house in Lynden, where all the proceeds were given to our Honduras fund. My sister-in-law, Allison, and my cousin, Jody, decided to put this sale together to help us raise money. So they, along with countless others, began to collect items to sell. About a month prior to the sale, items were being collected at my parents house, in their extra bedroom. The room was packed full! And this was just my siblings things. As of Wednesday, other people began to bring items and the chaos began. Organizing and pricing would be no easy task, and would take 3 days to complete. There were tables filled with candles, picture frames, toys, dishes, books, movies, CD’s, clothes, and more! There was no way this would all fit in the garage so we put tables in the driveway too. Now our biggest prayer was for sunshine and lots and lots of people!
Rain, Rain, Go Away
The weather forecast did not look good for Saturday, April 24. We all prayed that the sun would come and the rain would go. But bright and early Saturday morning, the rain decided to come…and stay. However, living in Washington state always makes one prepared for the rain, and rain or shine, this garage sale was going to happen! My dad had got tents from the fairgrounds as well, just in case. And it’s a good thing he did! We used about 5 or 6 tents in the driveway to keep things dry. We were concerned that the rain might keep the people away. But our God is so much bigger than we give Him credit for and once again, He proved it. The people started coming first thing in the morning, and they kept on coming and coming and coming. Despite the rain, there were tons of garage salers out and about. And in the end God blessed us with $3000! He is good!
A Heartfelt Thanks
Chad and I cannot even begin to describe our thankfulness to all who helped make this event possible. Thank you to Allison and Jody for orchestrating this whole thing and choosing to bless us in such a huge way. And a special thank you to my parents for allowing the garage sale to take place at their home. And thank you to my sisters for being there for the past 4 days to help set up and price everything. And to countless others who donated items, as well as those who spent their time and effort to make the sale a huge success. We are so grateful and appreciate of your kindness, generosity, and love. May God bless you richly!