Junior high student Kyle W. shares his creative success with us below when it came to raising money for children in Liberia.
Hi! My name is Kyle. My church junior high school group helps Liberians through VisionTrust. I found that I hadn’t been giving much, and I wanted to help more. I was thinking about it, and I remembered a local home whose owners decorated fabulously for Christmas and they asked for non-perishable food donations.
I had recently put together a band room in my garage with drums, a keyboard, and a few guitars. I thought, “why not play from my garage and raise money for VisionTrust, since I am on a fairly busy street?” I asked my parents if I could do it (and prayed that they would say yes), and they said that I could.
After this, I informed my junior high school group at my church of my plan and asked for volunteers to sing and play musical instruments. I got three singers and an electric guitarist. My brother was on drums, and I was playing acoustic guitar. We had five practice sessions and had about 8 well-known songs to learn. I prayed that it would go well. On the day of the performance, I set everything up, prayed, and opened up the garage door. We played for one and a half hours. After we finished, I counted up the donations. I found that the total amount that we raised was $281. Then, I received another donation and the total became $301.
I attribute this success fully to God, to whom I prayed.