Sunday, March 31, 2013

Day 90

Happy Resurrections day & last day of March! Can you believe we are almost 1/3 of the way done?
I know we have hit a few bumps in the road with the donations, but i am being constantly reminded that all these steps we are taking are for reasons better than i could know or understand. So please bare with me, and i you as we wait these next few days out. Please continue to pray also!

I hope you are all having the most wonderful Easter Sunday.
After all, it is about the most important person that has ever lived in the history of the world.

So let's celebrate.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 89

tonight, i saw a sunset paint the sky red. it made me feel small as i sat in the dirt just watching. i lack the words, the ability to comprehend what is going on in this relationship more than 100% of the time. it's silly of us to ever believe that we will have a sense of clarity when it comes to God or this universe. his thoughts are not our thoughts(isaiah 55:8) But even though we might not understand, and maybe even forget what we thought we knew from time to time, i see it. every so often i see it in the sky. and i believe it. and that's all i needed tonight.

amidst my questions and frustrated heart, it's reassuring to know that i serve a God that knows.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 88

This is a special day. My little sister turned 16 & I am so glad. 
She is ever changing into something more lovely every day & I am so proud to be called her sister.
She is one of the people I love most in this world.

On a completely different note. There is no changes as of yet regarding donations. Please continue to pray and do not lose heart.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 87

 We are still waiting on some things here at the LBD Project. I will be sure to keep you all updated on when you can start donating again. For now, please continue to pray and check back on the blog and facebook page for changes.

Thank you for your patience!

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-40

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 86

Full of prayer for my beautiful dears tonight.

Thank you everyone for such love. My prayer is that the little things regarding this project would be worked out swiftly. That we would not lose heart, because great things are to come.

Please Pray for Us.

Currently The LBD Project is not able to collect funds as of right now. We are working on the situation and would appreciate any prayer for the project and Redeemer House Orphanage!
Please hold onto your funds for the children, because we will be back shortly!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Day 85

We are just five days away from the month of March coming to an end.
I am approaching April with a happy heart and a willingness to serve. Some amazing and exciting things are happening in my life. That of which I will tell you about later.

This month I have learned:
There is faith in this project
& faith that we will reach our goal.
Because this faith is based on the one that never fails.

I would appreciate any donations and prayers you would be willing to send my way. Even if it's just your loose change or a few seconds of your time. These are little victories and ones I will gladly take.

Thank you for your interest in The LBD Project for Uganda. It means the world to me when I hear that someone has donated or been praying for this little journey.

Day 84

(Yesterdays post.)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Day 83

Can you believe we are on day 83? I've been miscounting everyday in my head for the past week. It makes me feel good when I find out I am actually a few days ahead of what I thought. And it makes me happy when I think about the 282 days I have left to sport this little black dress and love on the dears in Africa. I will never stop loving them though, not even when this project is done.

We are on our way to planning more videos and concerts in the months to come. If I were you I would be excited. I am.
You can Donate by clicking the above link.(or the word donate.)
If you would like to spread the word and become one of our lovely Sponsors talk to me too!!
If you have a wonderful idea of your own that would benefit the children at Redeemer House Orphanage, shoot me an e-mail on the Contact Page.
I love new ideas and I love these children.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 82

This is my sister, baby n, and I. She's coming this June(Stay tuned.) and is already pretty amazing.
I already love her. Just like I love the dears in Uganda. We have never met, but that is what makes it so wonderful. We can love people we have never held or looked in the eyes and said "i love you" to. I have been learning that maybe we don't need to be standing right in front of someone to show them you love them. Maybe, you and I can be oceans apart. Or a few short days away. 

I am  waiting 2.5 more months to meet baby n face to face. I am waiting a lot more than that to meet the lovely RHO children. But while I wait, I want to show them all that I love them.

You are welcome to join me in any way you can.

Day 81

Here's to late posts!
Last night, my sister and brother-in-law played a set for a concert. They were sweet enough to send the funds they raised my way to benefit the orphans at RHO. I'll have an official count on an update soon. (& today's actual post too!)

Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 80

Happy happy almost springtime, friends!
Classes have ended. This means more time for prayer. More time with Jesus. More time doing things for the people I love. I have been thinking much about my sweet dears across the way. It has been a privilege to be able to spread a little love, shine a some light, & do something for someone other than myself. At this very moment, if you have it on your heart, I would ask that you would donate to RHO. They are worth every penny you give.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 79

Maybe you've been wondering where I've been, or if I went anywhere at all.
It's only fair that I let you know:
I have been cramming hard for this thing we call Finals.
I make time for 3 things: studying, prayer, and eating.(+ a small amount of sleep.)
I've found my way back to reality though. Almost.
Come tomorrow, things are going back to normal.

But I want to apologize for the lack of words and posts the last few days. I promise i'll do better now.
You can DONATE here.

Day 78

Day 77

We believe we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We were born to love. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our well being is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!

Alan Cohen 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 76

I don't have much to say to you today. 
My heart is really just full of 'thank yous'. 
But like that hasn't already been said.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 75

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. 

It's what it's all about.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 74

I have been learning so much about this amazing God who just walks with me. For nineteen years He has been there, and He'll be there for the rest. He is a God who walks with me into moments and days and weeks that are full of my favourite things, and a God who walks with me when things get hard and seem impossible. When my life is bliss, He is there. When my heart is heavy, He is there. Sharing in whatever I am feeling, because while He is sovereign, He is my very best friend.
I want to be there for them like He is there for me.
The children at Redeemer House are precious and dear and so special to my heart.
If it's on your heart this week to make a donation, click the link below:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 73

March is half over tomorrow. My days, weeks, months have gone by faster than I anticipated.
I walked around in a cardigan at school all day. I did one oral exam and have four tests to go. I prayed for RHO children and started writing a letter to them.

Can you tell? Spring is just around the corner.

If you would like to be a March giver, click this link to donate. Let's make it to 2K before the weekend is up!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 72

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection -- or compassionate action.

Daniel Goleman

If you would like to donate, click this link.

thank you.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 70

 "What will they think of me?" must be put aside for bliss.

Joseph Campbell

LBD Benefit Concert

We had the most wonderful night at the benefit concert this Saturday night.
I'd like to thank Natalie Carter, Abby Nyman, and Kasen&Co. for being such a huge part of the concert. Without them there wouldn't of been one and they all were so amazing!
I also want to thank Kathy(head of Redeemer House) for sharing some stories about her beautiful children.

If you came, donated, or prayed I am forever grateful.