Agreeing to build a third house meant stepping out in faith that the money would come in. If it didn't, we as staff were going to have to cover the remaining costs. It was something we were willing to do, but also something that scared us a little. $2,000 is not a small amount of money!
The staff and students going on the trip started spreading the word to other students, alumni, family and friends. And by 2p.m. yesterday, two short hours after the campaign started, we had raised almost $600.
By 2p.m. today, about 26 hours after the campaign had started, we had officially raised $2,060 - $60 MORE than we needed to reach our goal! The third house in Mexico is completely paid for!
And we've heard of more donations coming in. With these donations, we'll be able to buy more gifts for the families who will be receiving homes and put down payments on the houses we'll be building next year! God is so good!
Thank you to everyone who so generously supported our trip. There will be a family in Juarez within the next two weeks that has a brand-new home and it will be because of you. Thank you for answering the call and giving of your resources so selflessly. You are loved and appreciated by the staff and students at Ferris State.
We're hoping that by Monday we will have the information of the third family we will be building for so that we can "introduce" them to you on this blog.