reply to post by dwarfflex
Your mother is the one who started this organization?
I have to tell you this......
About 2 weeks ago I bought some items I needed and was offered the "opportunity to make some extra cash" by selling those items through catalog
sales. I'm really not into that kind of sales opportunity, my mom has tried to "sucker" me into these kinds of sales programs for years and I've
always managed to dodge her hook, so to speak.
Plus, I don't need the extra money, and even if I did I would get an actual job rather than sell stuff through a catalog to women.
Anyway, for some weird reason I felt like I really needed to do it, plus I would get a whole bunch stuff that I needed (and wanted) for free if I did
it. All of these type sales "opportunities" offer something like that to entice you to join their program, so I had turned down & walked away from
many offers like that in the past.
So, yes, I got the stuff, but no, that's not the main reason I did it. For the first time I really felt like this was something I needed to do, so
against my better judgement...lol...I joined the dumb program.
Now keep in mind that when I "joined", it was with the intent of getting the free and discounted stuff, but not ever actually trying to sell any of
it. In 3 months my membership would expire and I wouldn't be out anything.
The next day after talking to my sister about it (who was still in shock that I actually went through with it..lol) I told her that I had decided to
really make an effort to sell some of the stuff and whatever profit I made on the commission I wanted to send to struggling foreign missionaries.
We both agreed that it would be something we'd have to ask for guidance about, since we didn't want to be giving money to an organization that never
actually used any of it to help the people who needed it. So, I started looking online and asking around to get some ideas. I came accross a
woman's blog who is a missionary in Uganda and asked her to send me more information.
I still didn't "feel" in my gut that was the right one, so I continued to keep an open mind and ask for guidance/help/a slap in the face/etc, as to
where I'm supposed to be sending this money.
I never heard back from the blogger in Uganda, so yesterday I asked in my mind that whatever I'm supposed to do, or wherever I'm supposed to find
would be somewhere that truly needed the money and would actually use it for God and His purposes. And most importantly, that the person or place
would basically just fall in my lap so I wouldn't have any doubt or question that it's the right one.
Then I woke up this morning and read your reply.
Kind of a weird way to answer a prayer.....through an internet conspiracy site...ha! But, whatever, I'm not choosy nor am I one to tell the Big Man
Upstairs how to conduct His affairs....can ya' dig it?
Because you followed your feeling of being led to make this thread, we were brought together so we could be used to make something good happen.
So even though sometimes we may not be able to actually "see" someone ministering to those who need it, God is still working behind the scenes on