Fun…..draising

Mammoth cave

Mammoth Cave

IMG_20150412_124303442_zpsqar3dw1p

Fun in Duncanville

We are blessed to be on the road fundraising.  Traveling over 2,200 miles together in the old station wagon, we have had ample opportunity to get closer as a family.  The sights, sounds and even smells of family travel have drawn us extremely close together.  We have also had a wonderful opportunity this trip to create the adventure atmosphere that we desire for our kids. Fundraising is not always fun but this trip we are intentionally putting the fun into fundraising. It is already paying the dividends for which we were hoping.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Tombstone

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Sand Angels at White Sands

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Bottemless Lake

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Early Night in Abilene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our kids have enjoyed camping at Mammoth Cave National park, staying in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting in Duncanville, Texas, sleeping in Midland, Texas, camping at Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico, staying in Phoenix  and Tucson, and sightseeing in Tombstone, Arizona, followed by family fun at White Sands National Park, then spending the night in Ruidoso, New Mexico, stretching our legs at the Bottomless lakes state park in Roswell, New Mexico, then camping in Abilene state park in Texas and finally back to Duncanville.  Now we are a little over half way home and are looking forward to even more adventure as we complete this trip and gear up for our next journey.

Interlaced into all of this fun we have had the privilege of speaking with seven churches about partnership and we distributed our information along with a personal note to over a dozen churches along the way.  Not to mention the individuals we met with and the friends we spent time with.

When we get home we will freshen up then head to Northeast Ohio to speak at The Great Trail Community Church of God on the 26th.   Then we are off to Wisconsin, Florida, Oklahoma and eventually Ecuador!

 Please pray for us as we travel.  We earnestly want this last stretch of fundraisingto be encouraging to our kids.  We also need Divine direction on who to speak with and where to travel.  We have less than four months to raise the remainder of our support.  It will only happen with God’s help and through his network of believers like you.

In His Grip,

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

The Downings

(If you would like to partner with us simply click on any of the pictures above and you will be taken to our donation page.)

One thought on “Fun…..draising

  1. You were in my new neck of the woods but neither of us new it. I am now living near Waco, Texas and have some good friends in New Mexico where you were right around Bottomless Lake. You guys look great. I continue to pray for your future.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s