Saturday, September 22, 2012

Report from the CFO

Riley, as guest blogger, has the much anticipated financial report for the Congo Carnival:
a quick mid-day count to update our tracking board
As the Chief Financial Officer of the family (guess who's the CEO ?!?!), I have the good fortune of being the first to share the financials from day's Congo Carnival. As many of you know, our stated goal was to raise $5,000 to buy a solar panel by close of business today. I will let Michelle fill you in on the squeeze, but here is the juice:

Pre-sales and early donations - $5,355
Today's Sales (Donated items, baked goods, crafts, games, etc...) - $4,487
Today's Sales from Outstations (Gades and Garcias) - $526
Todays Donations - $1,308
Grand Total - $11,676

Without stealing Michelle's thunder, here are a few quick thoughts and impressions from my point of view. First, we serve a loving and faithful God. Through your generosity, He answered our prayer BEFORE the main event. Sometimes I think God smiles at our smallness in the same way we do our children. Second, I am married to a crazy, wonderfully passionate woman. Married for 10 yrs and still amazed by her. And finally, we live in a community that is unlike any other we have ever experienced. You are the hands and feet of Christ and we will always remember your contributions today.
Counting partners


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