It was 8 hours ago when we started what I am now calling OPERATION PENGUIN BLESSING. Before I go on, I am completely overwhelmed. Like stop me in my tracks overwhelmed, when within the first 2 hours we were over half way to our goal. I want the children and youth of our community to know how important each one of them are. I want you kiddos to know that when it comes to you? There are people who love you, care deeply for you, and want you to know how special you are. There are people from Pennsylvania, Iowa, Texas, Lawrence, McPherson, and of course right here in our community who did not think twice about how they could bless you. I want the youth leaders from the littlest of the littles to the leaders of our oldest high school youth to know that we see what you do, we appreciate what you do, and are thankful for what you do each and every Wednesday evening. To those who cook the food and serve, we thank you. This community rocks. Seriously.
And now? Are you ready for the number of Penguins who are going to line the room at West Zion on Wednesday, February 12th? You’re not going to believe it. I still can’t believe it.
This has been one of the most fun selling experiences of Mary & Martha yet. Wow. Loving God and Loving Others!! You are all showing me how to live in the “&”.
Meet Gabriel who has the sweetest little heart on his hiney!!
After my Mary & Martha leadership conference last weekend, I have been so convicted to give back in some way. To think of things I am passionate about. To pay it forward. To love God and to love others.
When it comes to passions, I have a lot. (pros and cons to that!) Which will be good as I look towards the next few months in areas I feel led to bless with my Mary & Martha business, so the ministry part of this job can SHINE.
As different things have been on my heart, I have been waiting for something that is just so clear to me. And early this morning, I found it for this month as we close out our Mary & Martha sale.
You met Gabriel up there, right? He is on sale for only FOUR more days (or less, if he sells out!). $10!!!!
Now here is the deal with this deal…
Our community youth ministries meets on Wednesday evenings providing 60 + elementary aged youth with a meal and a chance to meet Jesus. It is awesome! We have many, many volunteers to bring the love of Jesus to them. We have many, many volunteers who feed these kiddos. And I know that people want to help in some way—but Children’s Ministry may not be your thing? And neither is cooking? And then you just go about your day realizing that this ministry is doing some awesome things and happy there are people who are there to do it. Then it goes to the back of your mind, not to be thought about again.
I have a solution for us ALL. Because Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and because EVERY one of those kids needs to know that God made each one of them special (see Gabriel’s hiney!) I would love to bless each one of these kids with a Gabriel, the Penguin.
But it doesn’t stop there. This is where the pay it forward comes in. Stay with me here for just a minute…
$10 is going to get a HUGE smile on a child’s face the Wednesday evening before Valentine’s day, February 12th.
AND, that’s not all.
All of the commissions towards this Gabriel FLASH sale of mine will be going towards the MYM children’s ministry. I don’t care how they use this $$, whether it’s to provide a meal or two, or purchase crafts for the kids, or celebrate the volunteers who put forth so much time, I don’t really know. But I do know, by providing each of these kids with Gabriel, there is much blessing going on over here in our little small town.
So. The deets:
$10 (shipping and handling is covered by me) per kid. How many kids would you like to bless?
The leaders told me they average about 60 kids. So AT LEAST that many.
Can you imagine the looks on their faces? I can see it now. All of these precious Gabriel’s lined up ready for each kid to take home.
And beyond the joy it brings the kiddos, the commission $$ is going to bless the program.
Who’s with me in this effort?
FOUR DAYS only to order. I just did a “mock order” to see if I could still order 100 Gabriels today. And we can!!
It’s 10 bucks.
You’re going to bless in more ways than one.
Contact me to order in your name for the youth of our community!!
I am so excited about this!