Jackie & Preston's Wedding Fund
$15,184 of $15,000 goal
Please support by donating $5 (or more, if you would like) to Jackie and Preston as they prepare for their wedding day. This day will mark the beginning of their Ephesians 5 relationship with one another...a relationship they hope to experience God's joy in as they display His glory.
"This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else." (2 Corinthians 9:12-13)
Thank you all so much! - Jackie
Manders Panda you should be ashamed of yourself speaking for Christians by saying, “They are using good Christians to their benefit.” I am Christian. You do not know me nor do you speak on my behalf. If you needed money for your wedding, I would have provided whatever I could to help you out because that is the Christian thing to do. Furthermore, I would help because that is the type of person that I am. A wedding is a good cause and you are obviously bitter and selfish because you did not have this opportunity for your wedding. The $8000 that you earned and saved could have been MORE if you were willing to settle for a later date, starting your savings earlier, obtained a loan, refrain from frivolous spending, made better (or reasonable) wedding plans, or worked an additional job from which your earnings would be dedicated specifically for your wedding. People like you are the disease in our society. People have the Right to ask for whatever they want and you have the Right to give or not. Manders Panda, you do not know these people, you do not know their situation, you do not know their problems, you do not know why they asked, and you definitely do not know what it means to be Christian. People give donations to these couples because love is an ACT, not just an emotion. You have shown all of us that you have no love in your heart. If you do not wish to donate then just keep your money. Who are you to decide how much others should pay for their wedding or how they should receive their funds? Most people of the entire world truly believe that a wedding is one of the most important of days in life. Maybe you believe that the $8000 that you spent on your own wedding made that day less important for you. As a result, you project your bitter anguish onto others. Maybe, just maybe, your wedding was a reflection of your heart; even more so, a reflection of your love. It is people like you who would turn something as beautiful and meaningful as a wedding into a trivialized event that is not worth the investment or the love of giving. Then lo and behold, along comes Erin Walsh to jump on the bandwagon of hate. She says a wedding is not an entitlement, she says that the financially broke should marry at a courthouse. In a world where so many children are born to single parents, where children grow up not knowing both of their parents, and where one parent provides necessities for their own child(ren) without the help of the other parent… it is good to see people acting responsibly by making a commitment to each other that would benefit their children. Entitlement? No. Marriage is a part of life that has been in existence since before written history. In fact, Erin, your existence may have been a result of that which you believe to be an entitlement. Sure, people can have a courthouse wedding. If this couple were not able to receive funding through donations or by any other means, then the courthouse is still an option. This couple wants to make their wedding day the best (or one of the best) day of their lives. So you do not want to fund a wedding, then just don’t. Yet because you wanted to share your hate with others, I likewise wanted to shed light onto your hate for others to see.
Using religion to get money is shameful. 15,000 that's ridiculous we had to pay for our wedding by saving up and we did it cheap about 8000 dollars. We didn't ask others to pay for it. What has this society come to where we expect others to pay for something everyone else has to pay for out of their own pockets. I have a friend that did a potluck wedding because she could not afford nice food. I only served appetizer as we couldn't serve food. Yet they get nice food because they made a 7 min video and received 15,000 dollars wow that real nice for them. I didn't expect someone to pay for my wedding neither should these people. They are using good Christians to their benefit. Poor people get married all the time and they don't ask for handouts of 15,000. Doesn't seem right that they got a nice wedding for free while I worked and my husband did till we could afford it and had to cheap out on the food so they can have full dinners for their family and mine ate appetizer. Work for luxury items don't expect handouts.
I wanted to donate... I just saw this and donations are closed
God bless Jackie & Preston, we love you in South Africa guys!
Wow, I'm so excited for you two. As God blesses us, we should bless others, especially our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I am honored to bless you with funds as well prayers for your marriage. Continue to keep your relationship with Christ fore front and everything will fall in place.
Just want to share something with you... I don't have a dime but as soon as I get one I give an oath to sew in to your life and believe God for the deliverance of a loved one. You are such an inspiration,you have blessed me in so many ways! Faith increased and I am already a believer. Thank you for your story, thank you for your gift, thank you for your honesty! I can't wait to give....... :)
Hello i was wondering if you could help me out with how to get people to donate to me , just made this account yesterday . please and thank you (: