Thursday, June 5, 2008

VBS Missions Fundraiser

Our little Will had his first lemonade stand!! This year's VBS (Vacation Bible School) missions fundraiser is to benefit Ranch on Jesus Orphanage and Primary School in Uganda. We sold lemonade and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies (2 per bag) for $.50 each. Will was very excited and waved at everyone that passed. He yelled LEMONADE!! as they approached. He made $21.00. We only received one extra dollar from one customer. These were actual sales. I got the idea from friends in south AL.
Will really gets why he was doing the stand. He is most concerned that the kids in the orphanage have "lectricity". OK he is about to turn seven, so he says it the right way sometimes but I still enjoy seeing my little boy in this young man that is maturing before my eyes as a man of God. He did want to leave to swim with the neighbors who kept calling him away. He said "You guys can handle this ." We informed him that this was his lemonade stand. He told the neighbors that he was busy and charged ahead with a glad heart.
Experiences mean more to us when they are accompanied by sacrifice, I think that we can all attest to that.
Please pray for the work at Ranch on Jesus and the young hearts that will be touched by this ministry.

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