Monday, July 26, 2010

Yard Sale Update

Saturday's yard sale and jambalaya fundraiser was a huge success thanks to volunteers from Fellowship Church, personal friends and a generous man that should be recognized for making the best jambalaya EVER.

Nearly $2000 was raised!!!

Thank you to the staff and members of Fellowship Church. Numerous volunteers from the church came out to serve as part of their GO Week and we are so grateful for the help they provided. From setting up the night before to cleaning up after the sale and every thing in between, we witnessed members of this church serving with smiles and sharing their hearts. We also met members of the church that came by to shop, buy jambalaya plates or just to make a donation. Big things are going on at Fellowship and I cannot wait to see and hear what God has in store for this church.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Charlie Scott for donating all of the supplies to make jambalaya AND cook it! Once again we were blessed with someone's unexpected generosity. At the end of the day we did not have one serving of jambalaya was that good! We appreciate Charlie so much for the work he put in to this.

Thanks to our friends Juan and Heather for spending all day working at the sale and to Heather and Mandy for their help setting up the night before.

As always, thanks to Kori (AAB's Board of Directors VP) and her husband, Kevin, for their continued dedication to AAB. We are beyond thankful for their help with everything related to AAB.

And thank you to Dana Scott for organizing most of this fundraiser and for her constant support. Dana, I cannot wait to travel to Guatemala with you again! We both know it's going to happen sooner than later, right? :)

The sale was huge! This is just a small glimpse of it.

Thanks to those that spent Friday evening organizing and pricing! A lot of people mentioned how organized things were. It seemed to make shopping much easier.

Getting the jambalaya started.

Some of Fellowship's youth spent the day with us. These volunteers spent hours serving jambalaya plates.

Some people took turns holding our jambalaya fundraiser signs on the side of the road. Danny took his turn a step further by doing the hokey pokey, according to one of the people that stopped just because he was acting so silly.

Overall it was a great day! The rains from the approaching tropical storm held off until exactly 3:00 when the sale ended. It wasn't as hot as it has been here lately, but all of us working the sale were comfortable inside in the AC. We met new people and heard some amazing testmonies. And together we all raised money that will be used specifically for repairs/rebuilding from the damage of Tropical Storm Agatha. So yeah...great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yard Sale and Jambalaya Fundraiser at Fellowship Church!

Sat. 7/24, 14363 Hwy 73, Prairieville, LA. Sale 7-3. Benefits orphans & families in Guatemala. Baby & childrens clothes in all sizes, school uniforms, outdoor play equip, baby items, toys, craft supplies, HH items & more. Jambalaya plates $5 11-2.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Q&A at IBC

We were recently informed that an ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) class at our church, Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, voted to make a monetary donation to AAB. This past Sunday we were asked to visit ABF4 (Chutz) for a brief Q&A session and to receive their donation. We are blessed to be a part of IBC and by the friendships that continue to be formed there. Thank you to ABF4 for your great questions and generous donation. While we sincerely appreciate the support we receive from every individual, group and church, it is especially meaningful to have the support, both through monetary donations and prayer, of those within our personal church family.

Thompson Baptist Church VBS - Smithdale, MS

Thompson Baptist Church in Smithdale, Mississippi recently held VBS. Each year, children attending VBS are encouraged to raise money to be donated to a charity chosen by VBS leaders. This year Across All Borders was chosen to receive the donations raised. In just one week $900.50 was raised by the children of Thompson Baptist Church. Thank you to the VBS leaders, children and their parents for your support!