Guess what we've been working on?! That's right.... Joshua's Uganda Trip support letter! He finished up designing it last night and now we just have to settle on where we're going to make our copies- because the bargain hunter in me has to find the best deal out there! Our goal is to have them in the mail to everyone this week sometime! So keep an eye out for it your mailbox!
Now a moment of being honest from yours truly... I get so nervous every time we send out support letters. Like the knot in my stomach, anxious, sweaty palms, kinda of nervous! Mostly because the people pleaser in me can't help but worry myself sick over what others will think. "Here's that Helms family once again asking for more money!" is the loud voice that nags at the insecure side of who I am. So if you're one of those people that has that thought cross your mind- I'd simply like to say- that we genuinely pray that you would know our motive in support raising is truly centered in doing our best to be obedient to God's callings! We are confident that God has opened this door for Joshua to go to Uganda, to use this experience in ways we could never imagine! We have no expectation what so ever that anyone is obligated to give! Rather our prayer is that those who whole heartedly want to be a part of this journey would desire to give and join with us in what God is doing! We're just letting the need be known and trusting that God will provide, period. Sigh, okay- I feel much better laying that out there and hope that our hearts are evident!
Here's a glimpse of the letter that will soon be in mailboxes of friends and family! I'd humbly ask if you would join with us in prayer that God once again would bless our efforts and provide in ways that only He can! We know that it is ONLY by His hand that this trip will be funded and made possible! Just like with the adoption costs, please know we are committed to doing our part to think creatively and outside the box and take on extra odds and ends jobs to meet our financial goals! So here's to another piece of the puzzle that God is putting together in our lives!