Sarah wrote in her final journal entry that she knew God was going to do “incredible things.” Indeed we have already seen Him do many incredible things. A single Facebook post of Sarah’s testimony shared by James Spann was viewed over 1.2 million times and shared 17,688 times. Her testimony and writings shared on this blog have been viewed over 130,000 times and in 106 countries other than the United States. A quiet little girl who loved the Lord with all her heart has been used by Him to propel His name and glory literally around the globe.
We are delighted to announce that as of right now through generous donations from family, friends, and strangers alike, as well as fund raising and donations through Chick-Fil-A and GoTeez, $68,719.51 has been raised. Our original goal was $58,200, the average annual cost of supporting an international missionary in the field. We are so excited to have passed our goal by over $10,000, yet another incredible thing God has done that we can celebrate!
Our family will travel to Richmond, Virginia, in October to tour the International Mission Board Headquarters. While there we will attend the IMB chapel service to present the check to David Platt and then meet with the Global Engagement team to talk about using the donated funds to support missionaries or ministry in Botswana or somewhere near there. Our hope is to be connected with a missionary in or near Botswana to partner with them in ministry as a family for the duration of their ministry there. Sarah spent her final months praying over Botswana specifically, so we long to invest where her heart was invested, supporting the ministry she felt called to be a part of.
We are so thankful to have the opportunity to see lives directly impacted around the globe for the Kingdom of Christ through Sarah’s life. Thank you so very much to all who have donated and supported this effort. We look forward to sharing with you all the results of our meeting at the IMB. If you have not yet donated and would still like to, you may do so by selecting “Lottie Moon fund” in the drop down menu here.
“Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150:1-6 [NASB]
Sarah at her send off party the night before the accident.