Monday, August 10, 2015

Please Join Us!

Tomorrow, our Bolling kids, along with several of our small group "cousins in Christ" will be hosting a lemonade stand/bake sale.  I've wanted to do a lemonade stand with Lilah since last year, but it just never worked out...probably because I had too many grandiose ideas! After church, Darren, myself, and the kids gathered together and made our very own lemonade stand from scratch.  It came out darling!! You can see it above, before it was painted, and then below, after it was painted, but I am NOT sharing the decorated stand until tomorrow!!!!
All of the proceeds will be going towards a sister in Christ, named Nieves Felipe, who lives in the Philippines.  Nieves is the wife of John, one of the faithful pastors in the Philippines, that our church supports on a monthly basis.  Nieves has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has received radioactive iodine treatment.  She will now be undergoing thyroid replacement therapy.  The cost to receive this treatment will be over $1,000 US dollars.  The kids will be donating the money earned, from this lemonade stand and bake sale, as a "love offering", to help with the cost of Nieves' surgery.

It will bring us parents such joy to see our sweet children working the lemonade stand tomorrow, but it will be even more beautiful knowing that they are working for the purpose of raising money to serve a sister-in-Christ, who is in need.

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." ~Philippians 2:3

What: A Lemonade and Bake Sale
When: August 11th, 2015 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm (or until supplies last).
Where: Outside the Gates of Russlen Farms Pool
Who: Anyone who is hungry/thirsty and who has some extra change!!!
Why: To help pay for Nieves Felipe's Thyroid Replacement Treatment.  
We sure hope to see you there!!! And when it's all over, be sure to check the blog to read about all of the details from start to finish: from how to build the lemonade stand, to what we baked, to how much we were able to raise for Nieves.

*This post contains iPhone images.  The good stuff is yet to be posted :) It kills me to post iPhone images, so that's why I must prefix.*