This is a blog about my journey in Guatemala and serving others.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
When a door closes, another opens
I would like to say that I am super thankful! There's this huge conference that we are having for church and I figured it would be such a great opportunity to sell jewelry. I typically donate about 10% of what I make from jewelry sales to a cause or an organization. Why not propose a "business" plan and donate the 10% of the proceeds to a school in Guatemala (this idea was from a friend +Nuhit Zuniga). I was told that though they believe in my cause and it would be a great idea, I would not be able to sell. They are only selling books. I completely understand because if they open it up to one person, they would feel obligated to open it up to more people. I was feeling a little defeated because I know it would have been a great opportunity to share this mission to other church goers. After having a 2 minute pitty party, I prayed. I told God that I know that His plan is so much more than just selling jewelry and jewelry is only a tool to spread the word and it contributes to my move. I kept praising Him for His faithfulness and I felt confident that soon He will provide another way. I continued make jewelry and started to organize my table to make sure I had enough space to display all of the things I had made. THEN, Someone I have known for a few years commented on my picture and asked if I wanted to go and sell my jewelry at a church harvest festival. She mentioned that last year there were A LOT of people who ended up going. There are other vendors and rides. A huge attraction. After talking to her on the phone, I was sold. I knew it was God orchestrating it all. I will be able to share about the mission to a new group of people. There's this awesome scripture that has helped me through all of this and it says, "In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9
Well, here we go. Here are a few things that I have been working on after buying some beautiful stones from the Gem Faire :)