Before I get into anything else, it is with much anticipation and joy that I say… FINALLY!!!!!
We have been talking about this for what feels like forever. We had a previous date set. We were ready to roll, then two weeks before happened…and someone (who clearly hates all the orphans in the world) complained that a church was holding a garage sale in a school parking lot. I clearly have some forgiveness issues.
It is here. I cannot wait.
Garage Sale For Orphans. Let’s take our excess and sell it. Imagine for one moment that our stuff can help to lift many out of extreme poverty. Imagine that our stuff can mean a home, hope and help eliminate the risk of that person becoming a victim of human trafficking.
If 59,000 storage facilites fill our nation..to hold our stuff. If $22 billion of our dollars go towards keeping it there, something must change. Imagine what this can do for a child. Imagine what God might do in us as we eliminate our excess.
I have sat, stared, cried over and wondered what to do about what stirs in my heart and with the brokeness I see in my own city, nation and around the world. For that moment when I have stared at God’s heart and thought there was nothing I could actually do about a brokeness so big. Even if all it took was one check, I don’t have that. If all it took was a trip overseas, I can’t just pick up and do that today. For every single time I think it would be easier to not know, God won’t let us. They are His heart.
We can start right here. Right now. Fear not your closet, for the Lord is with you.
I’ve recently moved. I’ve recently sat and muttered under my breath at those boxes a few simple words, “I hate you”. It’s kind of funny. It’s kind of not. Nothing like moving to show you what you really want to keep. The rest of it makes me feel like Ecclesiastes. “Meaningless, meaningless, its all meaningless”. All I did was move from 1000 sq ft to about 900.
April 27th is the big day!
Starting April 21st, you can start bringing your stuff up to the church. We will need volunteers. We are gonna have fun. We know how to party. I’m hoping for a lot of stuff and to raise a lot of money. Nothing better than getting rid of your stuff to raise funds for an anti-trafficking house in Haiti. Every penny we make, goes to this project. Not in our area and still want to donate? You can do that too.
We are going to enjoy this time, invite those in our community and put our stuff to good use…by getting rid of it.