Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Saturday, June 25, 2016
A Day of Fundraisers—for Goodness’ Sake
Ever have a day where you are running from place to place? When you have been invited to several events, back to back? That was me, today. Two fundraisers, this afternoon And a third event—a church dinner—this evening.
First, the Waraich family bowling fundraiser, raising money for the Syrian Community Network. I think this was a marvelous idea—bowling, plus a hands-on opportunity for action. And, my friend Dilnaz and her husband turned everything over to their teenaged sons, Mohsin and Sawleh, for them to run with the idea. Such a great idea for a fundraiser, and such a worthy cause. (This is the seventh year, and the seventh different cause or not-for-profit program.) Kudos for Mohsin and Sawleh! A great opportunity for service.
The second fundraiser was for FOCUSED Ministries, a not-for-profit organization specializing in assisting young women at risk who are between 13 and 18. We heard from the girls who are involved in the ministry so far. This was the first fundraiser for this young ministry, involving a Christian comic, Stephon, and a Christian recording artist and motivational speaker, Jahshana Brooks. This fundraiser was the more traditional kind. Plus, FOCUSED Ministries is looking for mentors and has other volunteer opportunities to work with the girls. Because—as the fundraiser was called today—it’s “For Our Girls.”
Both fundraisers were for worthy causes. I was privileged to be asked to attend both. Different? Yes. Needed? Yes. So much to be concerned about. So much to pray for.
If we all lend a hand, even a little bit, we will be amazed to see what we all can do. God willing, we can accomplish more than we even thought possible.
(The link to the Waraich family bowling fundraiser’s GoFundMe page can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/SCNfundraiserMW – the link for FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is http://www.focused-ministries.org/ )
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