God is so faithful and He works behind the scenes in some incredible ways. I am not a good salesman and a pitiful fundraiser – but I can walk and I can talk and I can trust. I love education and seeing kids grow into their potential. I am hoping that many will catch my heart and support my hike financially in order to enable families to experience the Christian school. While Cathy and I were away at our Deer Creek weekend, I got the following email from the school:
I want to greatly encourage you by letting you know that an anonymous gift in the amount of $5,000.00 has been committed to your Hike it Forward campaign! Thank you David for your commitment to Christian education and leading by example!
Gratefully in Christ,
Robert M. Elliott
This is the largest gift so far and I was thrilled to hear the news!! I understand the motivation behind an anonymous gift and I certainly respect the thought and heart behind it, but it leaves me wanting for an appropriate way to thank this person’s generosity. I hope the benefactor reads this blog occasionally and will hear my genuine song of gratefulness. May God bless your generosity and multiply your faithfulness to Him. Thank you, my friend. I think all I can do is to hike with integrity and determination in order to respect and honor all who have and will give to my cause.