Touched Twice is a FREE clinic that is hosted by the Christian community of Manitowoc County on Sat. Aug 14th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Faith Church. This will be the location of Little Red Parkas' outreach premier!
Please keep me and the other volunteers in your prayers as we minister physically with the many people who come through. That we would be alert to divine opportunities and seize the moment with words of truth and love.
In preparing for this, I have been putting together a science fair style board to promote the cloth diapers, making a powerpoint to loop through during the day and trying to get together some nice cloth diapers to demonstrate. (I don't know how many people will want to see my very used diapers, hahaha). I've become a little,ok a lot!, obsessed with finding a way to get good, name brand cloth diapers and have failed at every attempt. So when a new cloth diaper store opened in Appleton (an hour away), I was pretty excited to have a more "local" option to be able to refer moms to. I think I nearly peed my pants with excitement (just a figure of speech people, don't worry! hahaha) when I saw that they were going to be doing some giveaways! (ek!!)
I would check the site ridiculously often to see when the giveaways, via a trivia question, would happen. Most of the time, by the time I saw that there was a new question, it had been answered several times already. I nearly had a panic attack when I saw a trivia question that had NOT been answered. :) I quickly typed in an answer and...AH!...I made it, I was the first answer by 40 seconds! Whew...then, suddenly the other mom posted an altered answer to her previous post. dun, dun, dunnnn. I was wrong. I did not have the "official" name that they were looking for. It sounds dumb, but I almost cried. I had become soo wrapped up in trying to get diapers that it hit me very personally that I had the wrong answer. Well, I accepted my defeat (albeit, rather grumpily) and huffed a little bit. I gave it up and, rather harshly, told God that He would have to take care of it then.
A few minutes later, I got a response from the store saying they decided to take my answer too and we both won a cloth diaper. Then I did cry. I know...the things we put ourselves through...and for what? Is God not still in control...whether it is a silly cloth diaper or a deep serious need? (Let the record show, that God would still have been in control had I NOT recieved the diaper. For some strange reason He decided to bless this selfish child knowing it would be a wake up call.) Well, when I found out I was to recieve a diaper, I sent a thank you and oh, how exciting note to the store and mentioned that I was going to be using the diaper as a demo for varios classes I hope to hold. I recieved another email back asking if I would be willing to hand out flyers about cloth diapering and if so, they would throw in another free diaper. Well sure, I said. I've got this really bid demo coming up (touched twice) and I had been hoping to ask them to sponsor a diaper anyway and would love some literature to hand out. Long story short, upon hearing about how big Touched Twice was going to be and about my other plans for future demos, this brand new cloth diaper store gave me the most amazing set of sample cloth diapers to display...way more than I ever could have imagined.
Then I cried even more. I am soo unworthy. Thank you Jesus for your abundant love and faithfulness.