Some of you may remember the conversation that a friend and I had a week or so ago (you know that one where Esther called my cookies smelly and gross? Yeah, that one.). Well, I'll have you know that today, I feel much better about my cooking ability! I baked chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale (to support a teen mission trip to Honduras) and they sold for $200! Yep... I guess now would be a good time to tell you that my own father (not Esther) bought them (and David dropped out of the bidding at $175... I forgive you, babe!). Also, I guess I'm obligated to tell you that a cake sold for $600, too (several families split up the amount & shared the yummy-looking strawberry cake)... when I think about that, my feelings begin to get hurt... I know that my cookies, as well as the cake, are not that good, but we did raise a good deal of money to help 10 kids go to Honduras. That makes it worth it. But remember, Esther... my cookies did sell for quite a bit!
ETA: Looking back over this, I hope you know that I know my cookies aren't worth $200, and I know that my cooking isn't that great. I just thought it would be a funny follow-up to my "conversation" with Esther.
Praise the Lord the young people were able to raise quite a bit of money towards their trip! I think it's wonderful that they are working towards going, not just having their way paid for them. I believe it will help them appreciate missionaries' deputation trails and their trip that much more!