Friday, August 4, 2017

An Ephesians 3:20 Day

Today was an Ephesians 3:20 day...

I am continually amazed at how God, by His grace, orchestrates opportunities for our team that we don't pursue on our own.

I've been posting frequent updates on our need for stuffed animals for our September packing party.  In fact, I did the math again this morning and found we need a total of 8,883 more in the next seven weeks.

An on-air personality from our local Christian radio station, WCTL, messaged me a few days ago and asked if we wanted to come into the station and do an on-air interview about the need for stuffed animals and promote the Chick-fil-A stuffed animal drive coming up next Tuesday.  This was totally unsolicited and a wonderful answer to prayer.  

(as an aside—my oven died 3 months ago and after praying and procrastinating for weeks we finally went to Fullerton Appliance store and bought a new one last week from Rick Griswold)

So…this morning my media coordinator, Pam, and I went to WCTL and had a good interview. Driving down Peach St. after we left the studio, Rick Griswold from Fullerton Appliance came on WCTL.  He’s on air every Friday.  He started talking about our need for stuffed animals and spontaneously offered his stores in Erie and Meadville to be drop-off sites for stuffed animals.  He further promised to donate a new stuffed animal for every appliance they sell in the next month.  I was able to stop in the store and promised to bring them drop-off boxes for the stuffed animals and he also offered to put brochure holders and brochures in both of their stores.  

So...I came home to work on making a collection box. Have I ever mentioned I'm not crafty and truly hate making posters and displays?  Again, by God's grace, and the help of some old Operation Christmas Child posters I managed to get the job done and returned to the store two collection boxes  and everything they need for their promotion.

In other news, I made a simple email contact with the Erie cable access TV channel—CATV—and they are going to run announcements for the packing party and will also run the video Samaritan's Purse made of the 2010 packing party on their station.  You can see it here if you'd like.

Just so exceedingly, abundantly beyond what we could ask or think--an Ephesians 3:20 kind of day.

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