A huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered his/her favorite missions organization in the give-away! I seriously LOVED reading about all the folks that are telling people about Jesus around the globe. So, so cool!
And the winners (according to random.org) are…
26–Rachelle for Amazima Ministries International.
18–Susan for I never win, and my baby is screaming. If I do happen to win. I’ll come up with something, and hopefully he’ll be done screaming at me! (I had never heard of this organization before. It sounds like they do great work for the kingdom!)
2–Holly for Child Evangelism Fellowship.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!! Contact me, girls, and we’ll get checks written and/or online donations made. (I’m probably going to be offline from Thursday to Monday, so it may be next week before I get back to you. I’ll at least try to get you your link to your FREE e-BOOK!)
(And while we’re drawing winners, this is embarrassing, but Beth in the City? If you’re in the building, you won a Living Proof Ministries Planner about a month ago, and I FORGOT TO TELL YOU. Oh well, it’s only March, right? You’ll get a good solid 9 months out of the thing.)
For those of you who didn’t win, I’d encourage you to make a donation to that missions organization anyway. 🙂 AND to go buy a copy of Worlds Apart. We’ve raised $40 for missions so far (10 books sold), and I’d love to get to $100 soon. As soon as I do, I’m going to send $50 each to Jen in Cambodia and Janelle for Kenya. I’d love your help, friends!
Speaking of people around the world who need prayer and financial support, I did something Sunday that I haven’t done in a very long time. And actually, I don’t know that I’d ever really done it all the way before. Sara inspired me to fast all day Sunday and pray for some kiddos with cancer, some kiddos being trafficked, orphans, and lots of other people in need.
Of all the spiritual disciplines (praying, reading the Bible, memorizing Scripture…), fasting is my least favorite. Because most of the others? Are right up my alley. Denying myself food when I’m hungry? HA! No thank you.
I think I’d like to talk more about my experience, but I’m still processing some stuff. So, I’m going to turn it over to you while I ruminate (and pack for New Jersey).
What is your personal experience with (or your general thoughts on) the practice of fasting?