Recently, I’ve had some successes here, which I take as a measure of validation to the work I’m doing. The impact I’ve perhaps had in your lives. Yet I can’t believe it’s just me, but God working through me, and my words, to touch your lives.
I often write to simply know that I’m not alone, and your kind words, tweets, comments, emails are a treasure to me. They let me know that not only am I not alone, but that you are going through many of the same things.
We have entered into a story together, you and I, and that is a beautiful thing. Through sharing my life, I’ve entered into yours.
If I’ve learned anything this week, it’s that we do indeed have a community here, together, at Randomly Chad.
You proved it to me, when in humility I laid bare a need–like exposing a raw nerve–and you responded so resoundingly to it. You humble me, and I feel a great weight of responsibility.
I’m honored by your kindness, but have no way to repay it.
All I can do is pay it forward.
That you believe in my dream of becoming a better man enough to send financial aid to see it come to fruition speaks volumes, but not about me–it speaks to the kind of person you are.
Because you have made a sacrifice for me.
And that means the world–more, really–to me. In fact, as I sat down to write today, I wasn’t sure of what to say. Your generosity has me tongue-tied on the inside. I am staggered, and reeling, weaving from side-to-side like a punch drunk boxer.
You have blown me away!
And all I can say is:
Thank-you for digging deep, diving down, giving up something dear to you to sacrifice for me. This will be something that I will carry with me the rest of my life. Really.
I am quietly in awe of you.
That said, however, we’re not quite there yet. Of the $475 needed to pay Randomed Heart for the retreat, I’ve received
$340 $395 $405. Thus we’re $135 $120 $80 $70 away from the minimum needed to cover tuition. I know times are tough, but I wouldn’t even ask if it wasn’t something I strongly believe in…
That I so urgently need to do (my wife thinks so, too). If you agree, would you consider helping me? Even if you can’t give financially, your prayers mean the world to me.
My PayPal is gandalf239 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thank-you for your support,