I am so beyond thrilled to share my purpose project with Mocha Club was a success! My goal was to raise $400 to help rehabilitate one woman from the sex industry and we raised $420! Every day I would check my site to see if any more money had come it, some days there would be nothing and I would sit and pray. More like just sit and chat with God about what else I could do to raise this money. When money would come it I would be so giddy with excitement. It was like Christmas morning every time I saw the donation total get closer to $400.
I don't know that I will ever be able to find the words to say how awesome it was to see God fully in control and how when you put your faith and trust completely in him he will provide. Such a powerful life lesson. It is so silly to reflect and see how I was able to give this all to him but I think I can manage huge life decisions on my own!
Doing this purpose project couldn't have come at a better time. It has totally changed my perspective on life. It sounds so funny to say, but raising $400 to change a woman's life changed my life.
scarf: fashionABLE // flannel: target via thrift store // tank: banana republic // skinnies: forever21 via my sister // shoes: toms via nordstrom
From simple things like being at Target and filling my cart up with stuff, looking at most of it and saying "you know what, I do not need to spend my money on another sweater or the new line of kitchen gadgets."
It's as if I have a new pair of glasses on, glasses that allow me to see life from a different perspective. I want to get on a plane and fly to Ethiopia to meet these woman. To see how $400 really can give a woman another chance at life. I want to thank these amazingly strong and resilient women for having the courage to walk away from the sex traffic industry. I want to pray with them and talk with them about what amazing work they are doing.
Now comes the fun part for me; to learn to knit. I had hoped I would be able to take a class right away and then spend the holidays knitting my life away, hehe. Unfortunately all the places that offered knitting classes here the past few months don't have any for December. I am working on finding a class that is in January so I can fulfill my part of this amazing project. Once I have taken the class I will be sure to share what I've made.
I am beyond excited to learn to knit. My reason for choosing to learn to knit if we reached the goal was to learn something I have always thought was too difficult to do and most importantly to give me time to talk to God. In a world where I always seem to find time to do everything but talk to God daily; I want to use the quiet time to reflect and talk to God — something that is not always a priority in my life.
I cannot say it enough, thank you to all of my amazing friends, family, and bloggy friends who donated money, prayed for or shared my project on their blog. I could not have done any of this on my own. I am so grateful to have so many amazing people in my life who were willing to help support my purpose project.