The following story is not exaggerated for affect. I really couldn't make this up. We may have a lot of stress and dysfunction, but I am fairly confident that my family is one of the more interesting ones you know!
Molly has been saying for months that she is going to go with Ryan and me to Rwanda next summer with Visiting Orphans and we have made it very clear that she must come up with the funds ($3500) if she really wants to go. I know, I know we are tough but we both feel that if she prayerfully made this choice, than God will provide her a way.
Hence the face painting. At her back to school carnival, Molly made $49 painting cheeks of her fellow classmates. She also got a dog walking gig and some motivation out of it. Last night was the Abe Lincoln High School Homecoming Game. She sent the Principal an email earlier in the week asking if she could paint faces at the game. Bless those teenagers! The student council donated tail gate money, all the dance team girls got in line, and by half time Molly had made over $200. So proud of her.