It's easy to get overwhelmed by undertaking a task such as fundraising. At first what seems insurmountable can become a reality by breaking down the challenge into smaller pieces.
In our startup of Spirit of Adoption Alberta it has been easy for us to be excited. We recognize that although we hope people catch the vision ,not everyone will be as excited as we are.
In reality we recognize that there are many causes worth contributing to. Every time we turn around it seems like another organization, school, sports team, or cub scout is asking for a donation. A constant inundation of requests. We realize that not everyone will be able to contribute.
We also know that In order to endure and grow we will have to be tested to see if we have what it takes to trust in the long term vision.
The manna is falling... Just slower than we had hoped. Surrounded by a world of instant gratification we thought it would just appear.
Well, we are being tested to trust. Trust in a process... A long term solution, not a quick fix.
The number 40 keeps popping into my head these days and I have been wondering what message I needed to hear.
So I looked it up... What's the significance of the number 40?
This is what I found.
"The number 40 holds particular significance in the Bible and refers to a precise number, not just a long period of time. There are at least ten instances in the Old Testament and New Testament where 40 occurs, either in years or days.
E.g; it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, Moses was on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights, the Israelites wandered 40 years, Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days and was seen on the earth for 40 days after His crucifixion.
A 40-something time period, whether days, months, or years is ALWAYS a period of testing, trial, probation, or chastisement (but not judgment) and ends with a period of restoration, revival or renewal."
So I thought it might be a great time to throw out a challenge as we pray these next 40 days leading up to Orphan Sunday and Adoption Awareness Month in November.
If just 40 people would commit to 40 dollars a month and take on one small piece of the challenge.
So 40 days and 40 supporters.. starting today, we are praying that 40 people would commit to a recurring donation of 40 dollars/ month.
The pieces come together.
So I'm challenging you to take a piece and call it your own.
Check back November 13 for an update...
Thank you in advance for your support!
Click here to take your piece...