"" Life A Bit Sweeter: When God Goes BEYOND BEYOND!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


This past weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to have a vendor table at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden's Women's Conference.  AMAZING!  My cousin, Shelly and her husband, Rodney truly knocked my socks off when they offered to sponsor a table for us.  Okay,WOW!  What a generous offer!

I decided that I wanted to create something special for the conference in an effort to raise funds for our adoption.  For the entire year, the church's theme is "Beyond, Beyond" based on Ephesians 3:20.  In keeping with our theme of glass tile necklaces, here's the final product:

 We also focused on our upcoming Both Hands project for those who may want to receive a tax deduction for their contribution.  This time around, no takers for contributions for the Both Hands project BUT we were definitely blessed with straight out contributions.  WOW!  Take a look at the videos below, sharing Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference!

....and this wouldn't be complete without saying BIG, BIG THANKS to Shelly and my Zion co-worker and friend, Cynde.  These ladies worked their butts off for Selah - sharing the vision and asking for purchases and donations.  Thanks also to my FBCG friends who walked through the conference sharing what we were doing.  You all are amazing!

In case you were wondering, our grand total sales and donations from the conference was $842.47!!!!  Guess what? We also have a few additional sales and donations expected in the next few days or so!  So...our fundraising thermometer on the left side of our blog just did some major movement!

If you missed us at the conference and would like to order a necklace, pop on over to our Etsy store and pick one or more up!  These necklaces are also perfect for gifts and evangelistic opportunities.  Someone is bound to compliment you on it which opens the door for you to explain what it means.  Gotta love that!  If they no longer appear on the site, shoot me an e-mail (michelle365@me.com) as they may be sold out and I just have to upload more for purchase.

BEYOND!  BEYOND!  Only you God!  Nobody greater!  Thank you Lord for such an amazing gift and creative fundraising to bring your jewel, Selah home to her forever family!

(Note:  The videos shown at our table can be viewed at the author's Vimeo site.  Ordinary Hero: A Day in the Trash Dump (http://vimeo.com/13948413) and Tim/Carrie's Both Hands project (http://vimeo.com/7278767)


Angela Hunt said...

That's incredible! I love the Beyond, Beyond necklace. I am constantly amazed at how God goes way beyond our ideas!

Angela said...

That necklace is beautiful! I really like it. Congratulations on your fund raising sucess! God is good!

Michelle said...

Thanks Angela & Angela!!! (smile)

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