It's official! Our goal was met beyond what we had hoped for, we got the exact van we needed, and I know my sweet Jesus did it all. Everyone's generosity has touched my heart and changed my life. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You all made the impossible, possible! We love you all. And I wanted you all to know that what money wasnt spent buying the van, will be spent making sure everything is in good working order on the van. I also had a wish list for MaKayla (an ipad that connects to her wheelchair and a handicap swing for outside). I hope that is ok with everyone. Thank ya'll for going on this "Journey of Faith" with me. I have learned that there is a lot of people that will help a neighbor so to speack and I also learned when God leads you to go out of the box for his names sake, you will be rewarded! Sometimes on earth, always in heaven! God Bless!
Hope everyone had a blessed, spirit filled Christmas! I pray the New Year surrounds you with God's love!
We raised $382 in 3 days at our yardsale! $50 of that was just straight cash donations! So blessed!
We had a total of $310 donated by very special people in the last few days! Thank ya'll from the bottom of my heart! I am blessed to know you all! Merry Christmas!
I am so touched by my friends and strangers donating money that they probably dont have to spare considering the holidays! I pray God touches each one of these families! Merry Christmas everyone...JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! Praise His Holy name!
Sold some more stuff! Chopping away at that goal. The devil has tried to tell me this isnt going to work, but Jesus instilled FAITH in me! One the virtues of being a Christian!
Just sold some more toys online. Thanks Debbie.
Thanks to Debbie Hill for donating toy to sell and Kelly Blanchard buying it and giving some extra $.
Thank the Lord for my sweet cousin Charlotte Whitten! She gave a generous donation to our fund. May God bless her family tremendously! Love you Charlotte!
I want to thank Ms. Debbie Hill for her donation for the benefit yardsale I hopefully plan to have in a few weeks. I can probably sell $200 or $300 with just the things she donated. It touches my heart that God touches others to help us! Thank you to each person that has given or prayed for us!
God is so good! Thank you Wendell and Connie Loveday for your generous donation. I don't know what to say when people donate, but Thank yall from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you Jesus we had another Christian woman, Joy Havlin, donate to our need! Thank you Joy. We are almost 25% to our goal. Please keep praying for us and this cause.
Just got another donation from my sweet grandparents. They love MaKayla so much and they show it each and every time we see them. Thank you Jesus for the best grandparents!
Thank you Missy Helton for your heart felt gift! We are up to $2315!! The sweet Spirit of Christ has been filling me up all this weekend even though yesterday's yardsale left me physically drained!! Thank you Jesus!
Raised $2265 total so far! GLORY TO GOD OUR FATHER! We still have a long ways to go but ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!
Still planning on having benefit yardsale this Saturday. Praying for good weather. If you have anything you want to donate just message me and I can come pick up. Have had quite a few donations already. Thank you Sylvia Hall!
I want to thank Terri Glenn (my sister-in-law) she always donates her stuff to my yardsale, Cassie Bull, Lisa Hale, Debbie Hill, and a stranger for donating items to these yardsales! I pray God Blesses you (I'm sure you all would say he already has). I love you guys and ya'll have really touched my heart!
We sold $412 at the yard sale today. $206 will be donated to the fund. Also had $45 in donations. Added to the totals from yesterday....we have $483. Since some of this is from what Ms.Cassie Bull and Ms.Lisa Hale donated to sale, we will bump it up to an even $500!!!! AMEN. God's Love is being manifested in this household! This is quite the journey of Faith!
Got another donation from a special woman of God at my church, Ms. Peggy Raines. I'm glad I have these women at my church praying for me, believing in this cause, and trusting The Lord.
I want to thank Ms. Charlotte Bise, the host of "Jesus Talk Live". She donated $200 which helped us get to the 10% mark! Amen. I can't say enough about this lady. She is a mentor to me in my church, she shares the gospel with a true passion, and she loves JESUS CHRIST with all her heart. Thank you Ms. Charlotte.
I am planning on having a couple of benefit/fundraising yardsales coming up soon. If anyone has some items they would like to donate I would be glad to come and pick them up. I have faith this will come to pass. "Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, "great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour." Matthew 15:28 Thank you Jesus!
I am telling you, this fundraiser is blessing my heart. Today I met a lady to sell her some dishes. She gave me more than what I was charging. She said, "God laid it on her heart to donate". We talked about how good God is and I left with a joy and gladness that only the Holy Spirit can provide. Thank you Jesus!
To God be the Glory! We just had a stranger, or I believe a sister in Christ, make a donation. She said , " He will make a way somehow"! Amen! My church friends know what that song means to my family.
Thank you Ms. Becky Thompson Stinnett Grubbs and family! They bought some books I was selling to raise money, and then gave a genorous offering to go with it for Ms. MaKayla's future van. Such a sweet family. They have been a blessing to us since we met!
Good Sunday morning! Hope everyone has a home church they can go to. If you dont, come on out to Grace Baptist Church on Newport Hwy. We would love to have you!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend! Can't wait to spend time with my church family tomorrow at the picnic! Good food, good fellowship, & a perfect Holy Spirit!
A big thank you to Anita & Dale Myers for their $100 donation in memory of their sweet angel, Alexis Thomas, 8/27//03-10/5/12. Gone from this earth too soon, but spending eternity with Jesus. She was MaKayla's first friend at preschool and church. Love you guys!!
In memory Alexis Thomas 8/27/03-10/5/12
WooHoo! Thank you Melanie and Josh Humphries! Just got another $100 donation. This is my cousin and she thinks I am an inspiration. What she doesnt know is I feel the same way about her!! Love you Melanie!
Please pray about a fundraiser that we would like to have! Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Took my van to the shop to see what the smoking and vibrating was....it was the a/c compressor. Good news is I can still drive the van as long as I don't turn on a/c. Bad news is it will be $ 650 to be fixed. Looks like we'll be rolling down the windows for a while lol. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
I had someone ask me about private donations. You are welcome to donate directly to me and I will deposit it in MaKayla's savings account for the van. I will also add it to the page so we can keep up with
How much we raised. I was reading in Romans today and God gave me this...Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
WOW! I think we are really going to make it! Another big donation from Ms. Susan Punke. Thank you from the bottom of my heart......you Trula Lawson friends are awesome ;)
This is amazing! Thank you Ms. Tammy Ayers for your generous donation. I am overwhelmed by everyone's love. We are 5% of our goal!!
I am so humbled by the generosity of my friends and family! Just got another big donation from Ms. Mary Mansfield! Thank you so much!
Our need is getting more urgent! Today my van started making a weird vibrating noise and then start smoking. We think the air conditioning locked up. I will be taking to the shop Monday. Please pray nothing major. Thank you.
We just got another huge donation from Ms. Donna Lloyd. Thank you so much.
My name is Ginger Glenn. I am the mother of Makayla Glenn. We are in need of a wheelchair accessible van and we are asking our friends and community for help in purchasing one.
My daughter, Makayla was born on February 7, 2005 with multiple disabilities. At five weeks old, I saw Makayla have her first of many seizures. After that, Makayla's unique life started to unfold. After several ER and Dr. Visits, I realized God had given us a Special path. One with ups and downs, vallies and mountains, regressions and great strides. MaKayla was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, epilepsy, profound developmental delays and neurological impairments, congenital cataracts, allergies, and chronic GERD.She is completely dependent on someone for care and dependent on her wheelchair for transportation. Even with the challenges she faces daily, she has a sweet spirit and a smile that is contagious!
I work part time as a substitute teacher at a few local schools. With MaKayla's complex schedule of doctor appointments and therapies, I cannot commit to a full time job. I feel like God gave me the job of being MaKayla's caretaker first and foremost no matter what. I trust that He will provide for whatever needs that arise. My husband just recently lost his job and his car. We only have one vehicle right now.
We have a 2000 chevy astro van. It is wheelchair accessible, but I must haul a 50lb portable ramp that has to be manually put out and
In. It has been a blessing to our family for the last few yesrs, but recently we have been overwhelmed by the repairs that needs to be done. First of all, the heat and air compressor is not working. Luckily my defrost is working and that gets the van a little warm in the mornings. To have that fixed would be at least $700. Second, the drivers side door and the rear door do not open from the inside. Third, the taillights and console lights do not work because of bad wiring. The headlights flicker and I'm afraid they will quit working soon. Fourth, i need back brakes. Finally, there is a water leak in the roof. This has caused mold and mildew in the carpet and on the rear seatbelts. As of now, my van is still running. Thank you Jesus!
With our financial situation and with God's blessing, I am asking my friends and neighbors to help us. I would rather be giving than recieving, but this isn't about me. It is about my daughter and what she needs. She needs a reliable, safe wheelchair accessible van with a ramp. Could you please help me give her what I can't? If one thousand people gave $10 each , we could reach our goal. And If you can't make a donation, please pray for us.
Through this fundraiser I want to not only get the van my daughter needs but I want to honor and glorify my Father in heaven and Jesus Christ my savior. Without Christ I would be dead in my sins. He saved my soul and made me the mother I am today. Jesus can change your life too. Ask Him into your heart today and give your life to Him.