Meet Ney. In 2014, Ney wanted to go to South Africa for the first time. She felt a nudge to ask people to give up their spare change, and launched a Pennies 4 Africa campaign. Literally pennies at a time, she raised all $3,000 to fund her trip. And in 2015, she crafted memory blankets and sold those. Again, she raised every cent she needed for her trip. Ney was blown away. Her story started before she had even packed a bag.
Meet Kendall. Kendall realized early on that she needed to invite people into the support raising process for a trip to India. So, she sent postcards and handwritten notes and personally invited friends to partner with her financially. Kendall also held an instruction-led painting session she called Coffee and Canvas, where she provided all the details about the work they would be doing and why it’s necessary to support girls rescued from sex slavery. People gave generously, excited to hear about this world-changing stuff. And Kendall got all the financial and spiritual support she needed.
This is Dave. He was reluctant to ask for support to go to New Orleans. After all, he had the money, a steady job, and he’s a guy’s guy. Dave is usually the one who helps others, not the other way around. He just couldn’t shake the feeling that he was supposed to ask for help. And the response was totally unexpected. Friends called to thank Dave for letting them be a part of something bigger than themselves, and one supporter said the ask prompted a very meaningful conversation with his teenage kids. For Dave, taking the bold step to ask for help was difficult, awkward, and incredible.