The campus disciples at the University of Washington turned into a card making factory this week. In an effort to come up with creative ways to raise money for HOPE Worldwide, Lauren Marrs and company decided to mass produce handcrafted Mother’s day cards to sell on campus. All funds from these sales going to the unrestricted funds for HOPE. My apartment turned into card central, in fact there are still tiny scraps of card stock embedded in the carpet. We lost some sleep making the cards, and prayed that this was not a silly idea. We were not sure that the campus students at the University of Washington 1. cared about the poor and 2. cared about their mothers enough to send cards.
God heard our cries. It was a beautiful week on campus which brought people out of library dungeons to enjoy the sun. It also was the ASUW elections and there was so much activity going on around our table that it attracted many people to look at our cards and hear about what HOPE is doing around the world. And to top off all of this, students really do care about the poor and about great cards for their moms.
Over the course of the week, having disciples making cards at night and manning the table during the day, we made $519 in the name of HOPE. It was certainly not possible without God and without great faith that he could bless us. I hope and pray that your efforts for HOPE this season are even more fruitful! To God be the Glory!