WHAT A NIGHT! Thank you for coming to the screening of our 3 micro-documentaries. IF YOU WATCHED, let me know in the comments below, which of the three films was your favorite. IF YOU DIDN’T WATCH, CLICK HERE to watch all three.
I remember getting an email from the Windsor Rec department telling us we would have to cancel our annual fundraiser due to Covid-19.
My first thought was, “I saw that coming”, and then I realized, “How on earth are we going to make that up???”
Vonda and I prayed and started putting ideas down on paper. At some point I reached out to Guatemalan filmmaker Emilio Monzon. I’d seen some of his work and was sure there was no way we would be able to collaborate but I figured I could at least pitch him my ideas. Plus…God.
We met in person and he graciously, miraculously, agreed to the project. Within days our Elbert team said they also had to cancel the fundraiser.
I began to announce our first ever micro-documentary screening and that our goal was to raise the operating budget of $58,024.
As I wrote, I remember thinking, “Ummmm. Ok. THAT’S A HUGE NUMBER to raise in one night.” (If I’m being honest, I didn’t think we could do it. As a missionary, I’m embarrassed to admit that)
This was my 3-step plan.
- Work day and night for 30 days. Don’t rest. Don’t relent. Reach out to as many people as possible and invite them to watch the films.
- Trust that God would raise the exact amount we needed, whether it was $5,000 or $50,000.
I would do my part and God would do the rest. That was the plan.
God did the rest. When it’s all deposited, we will have raised $89,000. That’s $31,000 over our operating budget.
I can’t wait to see how God will lead us to use the extra money.
Part of the money donated was earmarked to buy land and build Rosa a home. And we’ll continue to feed the most vulnerable in El Rosario. Aside from that, we’ll listen and be patient.
YOU are amazing. Thank you for watching the 3 films. Thank you for donating. Thank you for praying. Thank you for your encouraging words. Thank you for locking arms with us.
As a small token of thanks, we would like to send you a 5×7 print of Vonda’s current painting, “Jesus Comforts Mary”. Trust me, it’s not like anything you’ve seen. A truly inspiring work of art. If you haven’t already, just send us your address and we’ll ship it as soon as possible. It’ll be worth the wait.
George and Vonda