Fitting it all in…. Yep, this is another story. Would love for you to have seen this pile in person, (and it’s just one of two). My best guess was these gifts and blessings from so many of you made a mountain about 5′ x 3′ x 2′ high. There was another slightly smaller one too. This will all be traveling with me to El Salvador. That’s two large suitcases, 1 carry-on suitcase, and a backpack all crammed to the max — I’m pretty sure it’s well over 100 pounds. It was quite an adventure in efficiency to get it, but I believe it’s all going to fit — even the last minute additions. I’ll need some extra prayers navigating the airports, I’m certain. Imagine 29 other women traveling equally endowed with gifts to share. Needless to say, none of us left much room for clothes.
One huge blessing I see in all of this: I haven’t kept a detailed list, but I’m sure that at least 50-75 of you have contributed financially; are sponsoring a child; have sent gifts for your child; have sent gifts for however they can best be used to be a blessing. Some of you have done all of the above. Each one of you will be touching El Salvador with the Love of Jesus, too.
Again, multiply the gifts and all those that have contributed to each woman’s journey times 30. I have tears in my eyes right now just attempting to create an image in my mind of what this will look like next Saturday night when we put it all together and then watch to see how Jesus will use it to be a blessing in SO MANY lives, because of what the Body of Christ has done.