A fun-draiser

Despite being under the weath­er this week, I stored up all my ener­gy on Friday so that I could go out to a fundrais­er din­ner with church. Two of our church mem­bers are head­ing to dif­fer­ent short-term mis­sion trips over the sum­mer and one of the gospel com­mu­ni­ties (small groups) decid­ed to organ­ise a din­ner to raise mon­ey in sup­port of them.

It was a great night, we had a Moroccan din­ner with var­i­ous fundrais­ing activ­i­ties and prizes. Such as ‘become a schoolie for the night’ and an auc­tion of var­i­ous activ­i­ties the gospel com­mu­ni­ty will pro­vide.

One of the high­lights was when one of the 10 year olds bid on an auc­tion item (gar­den­ing at her home) and then every­one pitched in to up her bid so that she kept out­bid­ding her­self. I’m not entire­ly sure if she knew what was hap­pen­ing, but it was great to see every­one get­ting behind her.

We also heard from the two head­ing over­seas to Vietnam and Uganda. It was par­tic­u­lar­ly spe­cial for me because Anna will be going with a Hopebuilders schoolies group to work at the Village of Hope in Uganda where my aunt and uncle lived last year and con­tin­ue to be heav­i­ly involved in.

It was fan­tas­tic to see our church com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing around these two to sup­port them in their ven­ture, and it was also excit­ing to see how God has opened the door of oppor­tu­ni­ty for them. We will be pray­ing that their eyes might be opened to the work God is doing around the world, and that they might be chal­lenged to con­sid­er their place in it.

It was also just a fun night. I even scored some per­fume as a lucky door prize!

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