On the 26th of April 2014, Create2Change held a fund raiser live music event at New Orleans Cafe. Despite the lack of planning of the event, difficulty in finding a venue and our fellow brothers and sisters falling sick … we pulled it through. And it was all the work of God, His Grace is truly enough.
We only had about 3 days before we decided we’d go ahead with it, we had no idea how we’re going to do it but it happened! It was just amazing that although many of our invited friends did not show up, it was the people from KIF that were there showing their support and really enjoying the evening. And i guess i saw a glimpse of what a church should really be like, a community. We are one. After all that is what Jesus wanted us to be, ONE in HIM. And i think that is what brings joy to the Lord and yes, HIS joy is our strength.
What really struck me from this fund raiser was that, it is truly not about us at all or the causes we support. It made me realise that we now have a greater purpose, to bring glory and honor to the name of Jesus, to love others just as he loved us. And at the end of the day i wasn’t clapping for myself, i wasn’t proud of myself like the way i used to be during the gigs i did earlier. I didn’t crave for people’s opinion and approval, i was just happy that this time it was all for Jesus. It was his love that made it all happen.
We met with Preeti of Mother’s Heart and had a nice time of discussion and sharing. There were 4 beautiful kids and the place was neatly kept. Two boys and two girls and their rooms were separate. Girls are girls, next to their pillows there was their soft toy nicely tucked in a shawl as if they were sleeping. sigh! cuteness.
The clock struck 4 pm and it was time for Preeti to do her daily chore- pull the water. She was very open and frank about her problems and the organisations’ as well. It was wonderful to have such a young believer woman taking on such a huge role. We handed over the amount raised from the event to Preeti and it was truly such a blessing. Our support to Preeti will continue although not financial. Despite all the challenges that lies ahead for her and the organisation, we know the Lord will pull her through. We request you to please keep her in your prayers as well. Below is the amount that were raised. Thank you for all your support.
Ticket with food 33×700=23,100/-
Entry fee 15×300= 4,500/-
Ear rings sales 6×250 =1,500/-
Total- NPR. 29,650/-
Food Coupons 32×400= 12,800/- (400 was for the food while 300 was for Mother’s Heart)
Sound System 3,000/-
Taxi for Music Team 1,000/- (To and from Lazimpat – Jhamsikhel)
Guard tip 100/- (The guard dai helped with the parking and taking care if there is any traffic caused due to the vehicles)
Total = NPR. 16900/-
Balance= NPR. 12,750
Earrings sales from home= NPR. 4,345/-
Total amount donated to Mother’s Heart= NPR.17,095/-