May 22, 2013
that helps us reach our goal in the $10,000 May Matching Challenge! Kristin and I leave on our trip in one week, and I would love to reach our goal before we leave!
I wonder why, when I began the job as Executive Director for Global Women almost 7 years ago, I didn't comprehend the fact that a major portion of my time would need to be spent on fund-raising! I had a passport, I knew how to travel internationally, I had a desire to help vulnerable women who live in very dark places, and I had experience with global ministry projects and partners. But, asking people to contribute a portion of their hard-earned money for something that I believe in½.this was something new to me! The words of Henri Nouwen, shared in "The Spirituality of Fundraising" helped change my perspective. He wrote: "Fund-raising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our visionand mission. Fund-raising is precisely the opposite of begging. When we seek to raise funds we are not saying, 'Please, could you help us out because lately it's been hard.' Rather, we are declaring, 'We have a vision that is amazing and exciting. We are inviting you to invest yourself through the resources that God has given you -your energy, your prayers, and your money -in this work to which God has called us.'"
During the month of May, Global Women has been inviting you to invest yourself in the lives of some amazing women who are making a difference in this world by contributing to our organization. You have responded in amazing and generous ways. We are close to reaching our goal of $10,000, but we're not there yet. Here's your chance to join us, and get involved in something exciting that God is doing. Only $1,400 to go!.