Sunday, May 25, 2014

Garage Sales

“Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21

Over the last two weeks, I have spent 5 days doing garage sales. I have gained a very nice farmer’s tan, a good chunk of my one time needs budget, and a new understanding of this verse. Although I have by no means sold I all that I have, I sold what I possess, and what my friends, family, and strangers possess… :)

As I asked for donations, I was overwhelmed (along with my roommates) with the generosity of friends, family, and people I hardly know. Everyone had stuff they wanted to give away! My apartment in Denton became hard to walk in because it was so full of other people’s donations. Everything from clothes, to Mary Kay, to glow sticks, to purses, to paint ball equipment, everyone was SO generous.


A friend that lives off of a busy road allowed me to use her house, my roommate helped me transport things in her truck, my church let me borrow tables, and friends came to shop, donate, and help all weekend in Denton.


Throughout the week, people continued to offer to donate, and we continued to collect things for a garage sale in Rowlett. Once again, I was overwhelmed by furniture, instruments, clothes, and other random odds and ends. My parents helped me set everything up, and spent hours helping sort through and collect donations. Then, a good family friend was downsizing houses, and offered to host a garage sale – with all of their furniture and odds and ends in addition!

Between the locations in Rockwall, Rowlett, and Denton, about $2300 worth of items sold!! So many of you gave generously, and I am so thankful for your time, donations, and willingness to help in whatever way possible! It is so neat to see how the God uses His church to work together, with different resources and abilities!