To be flat out honest when Amaya said she wanted to raise her own money for shoeboxes I wanted to just say "we do shoeboxes as a family you don't need to make your own money to do it."
The truth is...my plate is full right now....NO to be honest my plate is overflowing right now. I had just come to the conclusion that even though I love helping families fundraise for adoptions that I needed to find a balance between God, Chris, kids and everything else I am responsible for.
How could I take on ONE more thing knowing that when God uses a child a lot of times it ends up being big.
I wanted to say "no" but something stopped me.
If I would have said no, I would have missed a HUGE opportunity in Amaya's life for her to know what it is to truly be the hands and feet of Christ. If I would have said no, there would have been several children that wouldn't receive a shoebox or possibly their only chance to learn about Christ. If I would have said no, there would have been sooooo many missed teaching opportunities. If I would have said no, I wouldn't have been able to explain to my six year old that God must see her as a very special person if he entrusted her with a job this big at such a young age. If I would have said no, Amaya would have missed out on a ton of encouragement from you.
If I would have said no Amaya would have missed the chance at letting several children experience this:
Galatians 6:9 (New International Version)
9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Click HERE to read about Amaya's Shoebox Project.
PS Only 17 more to go to reach her goal!!!