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Pampered Chef: Special prayer request

  1. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    I have a special request for all of you prayer warriors out there. My church is planning a trip to Israel in September/October. There are a lot of people who want to go. My husband was able to go last spring and he says it is an awesome trip and it will change your life. Our congregation is not full of people who have a lot of money...most just barely make it...but I think this will be a life-changing experience for them/us...spiritually speaking. We will have to make a non-refundable deposit in a few months and then have the rest of the money paid in June...90 days before the trip. It is a lot of money...especially for young married couples and couples with children. Everyone is excited and looking for ways to save money and make extra money so they can go on this trip. So, my prayer request is that you will help us pray to be in God's will...it may not be His will for all of us to go...and that we will be able to raise the funding and have safe/good places for smaller children to stay while parents go. We are not planning church fundraisers because not everyone want to/can go. Each person/family will have to figure out how to get the money. We are taking our children...they will be 17 and 15 when we go. Our youngest loves history and says he is going to be an archiologist so this will be an awesome trip for him educationally as well as spiritually. And it will of course be a very expensive vacation for us and we will have to cut back and save. But we feel it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. So, please keep us in your prayers.

    Nov 19, 2009
  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    Wow...pastor counted 42 church members who want to go on this trip. I think this is a "God thing". I am sure some are just caught in the momentum and the excitement right now and they may change their mind after Christmas when the money really sinks into their heads, but I am hoping they all get to go. Please keep praying for us. I think this will be life-changing for our church. I can't wait.
    Nov 25, 2009
  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    Why not do some fundraisers? When my DD was 16, she was going on a trip to South Africa with AWANA. She lacked $1,000 that was due the next week. They had a spaghetti dinner for HER and raised over $1,000!!! It was so exciting because they said this was the most an individual fundraiser had ever brought in. You could do things like dinners, lunches, yard sales, etc. to help raise the funds. I think that with only 15% return, a PC fundraiser wouldn't be appropriate but these others might!
    Nov 26, 2009
  4. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    Prayer said.
    Nov 26, 2009
  5. twinchefs

    twinchefs Advanced Member Gold Member

    Sending prayers
    Nov 26, 2009
  6. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    Well, we do a fundraiser for the church every few months, so we really can't do a church fundraiser. All the people aren't going so it really isn't appropriate to do a church fundraiser. Each family will have to do their own fundraising, but since its not a missions trip...more of a tour...I don't know how appropriate any "fundraising" will be. I know we have about 30 horses we can sell to help with ours and I can save my Pampered Chef and BeautiControl sales money, but there are a lot of people who don't have those options. I am sure God will provide, so just keep us in your prayers. Thanks.
    Nov 28, 2009
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