If I could ask you to name one of your biggest highlights from the past month, how would you respond? Was it a Spring break trip with the family? Maybe God taught you something new through your church or small group? Or, maybe you just discovered that you will be getting a refund on your taxes!
For us, the highlight was most definitely watching God work through you during our annual Sharathon, which kicked off three weeks ago today. The days immediately following Sharathon are always a bit of a blur for us as we work almost around the clock to send thank you letters, take care of data entry needs, and verify pledges. Now that a few weeks have passed, I’m getting a chance to go back and soak in all that God did during that very special week.
Most of the women had left the room. I could sense that she wanted to flee, but something kept her feet rooted to the floor.
"I've been told for years that when I forgive myself I'll be free," she said. "But I can't do it. I've tried."
This beautiful mom and wife had been trying for years to do a job that wasn't hers to perform.
What is a "comfort zone?" Comfort zones are invisible barriers of belief, attitude and behavior that make us feel comfortable and secure.
Comfort is good unless it restricts us from needed change.
I put the phone up to my ear, the laughter of my friends echoing in the background over the familiar sounds of the musical White Christmas. It was my mom. She sounded cheerful, but I could tell something wasn't quite right. The rest of the conversation is a bit of a blur. Something about the doctor. Test results. Biopsy. Early stages. Cancer. No matter what qualifying words come before it, that word has a way of making your stomach drop...
If we could have coffee today, I'd say, "You're not alone."
We all have moments when we feel alone. In a world where everyone seems to be connected, it seems ironic that studies show we’re more isolated than ever before. That sense of separateness can create cracks that let lies slip in to our hearts...
Sharathon 2014 is now in the books! I know I speak for the whole team here in expressing our deepest gratitude to all 2,104 of you from 13 states who gave so generously to help fund this ministry.
Thanks to you, we're around 83% funded for another year of sharing hope here at KLRC! Our current total is $746,290 of the $900,000 goal.
Our final full day of Sharathon is now in the books and we are so grateful to almost 2,000 of you for pledging your support. Thanks to you, we're almost 80% funded for Sharathon.
While we celebrate how far we’ve come, we’re also facing a bigger hurdle than we've ever faced in the final 3 hours of Sharathon in order to finish off the remaining 20%.
As we start our final day of Sharathon, we find ourselves so grateful for what God has already done! We begin today with almost 57% of our goal met. If you’re one of the 1,307 people who have already pledged support for the next year – THANK YOU! We are so encouraged by your support!
We’re trusting God for a miracle day today. Simply put, we’re asking God to provide $391,484 in the next 15 hours so that we can wrap up Sharathon with the goal met by 9am tomorrow.
There are so many people who help make Sharathon possible! Of course there's the phone and prayer volunteers, and all of the amazing listeners that call in to join KLRC's financial support team!
But there's also many local businesses who donate meals, snacks, drinks, prizes, and so much more! We'd like to say a heartfelt thanks to the following...
Day 1 of Sharathon 2014 is over and we're off to a great start!
We're currently 43% of the way towards our overall goal of $900,000, finishing at $391,107 at the end of our first day of fundraising. Thank you so much to everyone who called or went on-line today to pledge your support!