Preparing to write this update I came across this quote.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa
To be clear I for one am not throwing this endeavour into the ring with such a highly esteemed woman who for over 45 years, ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, first throughout India and then in other countries. Let's be clear on that...however, I do think the ripple effect she so eloquently describes is a powerful image that encourages all of us to live a life of impact. She didn't use the word rock or boulder...she carefully chose the word stone. A stone is generally small and seemingly insignificant. In this context of describing skipping a stone across waters she thoughtfully used the image of something small that has the potential to create a much bigger impact. In the world each of us is small and can feel insignificant at times, but much like a skipping stone we too can create a ripple effect.
As we near the end of our first campaign...40 times 40... I want to thank you for casting your stone. Exciting does not give justice to how it has felt to open an email to receive notice that a donation has been received. It feels like Christmas every time! As we near the end of this 40 day challenge it is a wonderful opportunity to thank all of our supporters and remind them of the incredible gift they have given. Every donation regardless of amount is a blessing and will prove to bless an Alberta family on their adoption journey. The stones you are casting will be a ripple in the lives of these families.
In faith we move forward with the commitment to release our first grant before Christmas. As our supporters we are thankful for your generosity and look forward to this endeavour rooted in the reality that we cannot do this alone. So thank you to all who are encouraging us wether in contribution of word or donation. Please continue to pass our vision on to others and keep us in prayer as we move forward... and there is always time for more stones to be cast.