This post may be my most vulnerable yet.
Because when it is all said and done...this post could leave me looking foolish and silly.
But I don't think that is where it will end.
I have been praying for a long time about how to use my blog and talents in a way that is bigger than me...in a way that will allow God to show up and through and over my blog.
What is the point of having God given talents if they are not used for God given glory?
So I prayed. And prayed. And prayed.
And slowly pieces have fallen together.
First the charity...Nothing But Nets.
Can you imagine not being able to keep disease carrying bugs off of YOUR baby?
Then what to do...what to do...pray, pray, pray.
Then one of my favorite customers sent me a link to THIS PATTERN.
Yes, that will do.
Then it all started to come together...
To make a quilt.
Out of entirely donated fabrics and materials.
(Because I really want God to show up here too...how easy would it be to buy it all myself and say "look what I bought!"...but I want to be able to praise God saying "Look what HE provided!".
So once that quilt is made...(with fabric donations that have already started!!!!!)...I plan to hold a raffle...you can buy a net for $10...each net is an entry...each net is a family safe from malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa...and you can enter as many times as you please!
I am praying for big things...will you pray with me?
I am praying for God to do bigger things than I can hope for.
Than I can imagine.
I want you to help me spread the word about the raffle...when the time comes...will you help me?
I am praying for big things. Big big things.
This pillow is just my practice for the pattern...this will be in the shop momentarily.
I plan to give you peeks along the way...to share the fabrics as they come...to show you my squares as I make them...to let you be part of the process.
I am putting this out there...so I can't back out.
So I don't doubt in the dark what I know God has said in the light.
And there has already been dark...before the first fabric donation came in I had just enough time to doubt...am I supposed to do this...should I....is this dumb or worthless?
And then I got an email from my first donor.
Big. fat. happy tears.
It was like an email from God saying...yes, dummy, you ARE supposed to be doing this. :)
So will you get excited with me...and pray and share and buy a net and save some lives?
please. and thank you. I know you and your awesome selves will come through.