Wednesday, March 31, 2010

From Rainy Disaster to Abundant Blessing

"ADOPTION FUNDRAISER at the Beebe house! Mega Yard Sale! ENORMOUS! You name it, we'll have it!" Yes, that's what all of the ads read for this Yard Sale. Can you believe how much STUFF people donated for us to sell? In the photo above, the right side of the driveway is lined with shoes! Probably 200 pairs!
You name it, we DID have it...even a faucet for the kitchen sink! Clothes, material, craft supplies, a fooz ball table, dresser, books, DVDs, toys, baby items, etc... Unbelievable!

Dishes, kitchen items, coats, wine racks, strollers, etc...
However, I was in a state of panic on Thursday as the rain started! This was the day we'd planned to set up outside! Ugh! We covered everything with tarps, but it looked like a huge monsoon hit Knoxville!

Therefore, everything remained in our garage and basement until Friday morning. My basement still smells like a thrift store from sorting all of the clothing! Overwhelmed by it all, I closed my eyes and imagined everything selling for a LOT of money to help us toward our adoption goal! Thursday night, our six year old prayed, "God please let us make a lot of money at the Yard Sale."
Imagine...PRAY...Ask God to bring the people and to SELL it! Help us, Lord!
What does God promise?
"The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." James 5:16
God brought the donations. God held off the rain. God brought the people. God sent His blessing!
The Total? Concessions $300, Yard Sale $2300, GRAND TOTAL $2600
Now our family and the O'Leary family are each $1300 closer to the total needed! Praising God for HIS provision!
There may be another Yard Sale in the future, so I'll keep you posted!
Livin' out scripture:
"And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need." Acts 2:44-45

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