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Provision in Unity.

Hello all!! Just stopping in to let you know that my 1mission campaign has officially come to a close. Say what?!?! But oh how it has been worth it!!!!! It makes me so unbelievably happy to know that multiple families will be living in safe, adequate homes all because of YOUR generosity!!! When I first began this campaign I was thinking through what dollar amount I should set my goal at. My first couple ideas were more on the reachable, not too difficult side of things, which is not necessarily bad. But God was telling me to open up my heart & mind to bigger things, so with an excited, yet slightly uncertain, attitude I decided on $3000 as the goal. It was pretty dang scary to tell you the truth. But now, after 7 long, fulfilling months full of fundraising, giving up my birthday, selling stickers, washing cars, partnering with Rita’s Italian Ice, and other miscellaneous donations, all together we have raised just about¬†$3500!!!!!! It was not just about my individual campaign either though, there were many other students who chose to start campaigns at the same time as I did after being given a bit of motivation on our 1mission build trip in Mexico last October. Now here comes the best part… brace yourself… all of our campaigns combined raised a total of $23,997!!! I almost couldn’t believe it when I saw that number! This is genuine proof that there is no telling what will happen when a large group of people unite through faith in God & a desire to make the world a better place. It has been such a blessing to play a part, no matter how small, in getting as many families as possible into their cherished homes. So many people were/are involved in each step of the process. Ever heard the phrase, “2 heads are better than one”? Well it’s true, and 3 heads are better than 2 and 100 heads are better than 99. The Lord our God will surely¬†provide when we put forth our full effort & harmonize our goals with those of the loved ones & strangers around us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each & every one of you who contributed, whether financially or through prayer. This outcome did not happen because of just me, by any means, it was fully a group effort. I also want to give a special thanks to my parents & siblings for being oh-so supportive throughout this whole thing, from donating their own money, helping me at events, and promoting the campaign through word of mouth and social media, I honestly could not have done it so effectively without them! Last but not least I want to thank 1mission for having such a strong, contagious passion for building safe homes & for the families who receive them, I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with this wonderful organization!!

Xoxo,

Ashton