Monday, June 18, 2007

Sweet Strawberries!

Okay, I confess. I played hookie from the office this afternoon to stop by the sweetest little strawberry sale this side of the Willamette River (and of course I'm not biased). On Tuesday afternoon my wife and two kids went Strawberry picking! They came home with gobs of strawberries and an idea.

My daughter Julie had the idea of making strawberry shortcake, strawberry lemonade, and strawberry jam to sell on the roadside near our house. You say, "how cute." But the deal gets sweeter. Each night before bed Julie has been fervently praying for the Brazil Team. She decided she wanted to sell the strawberry products to make money for the Brazil Team. Well, by the time I arrived to "sample" some of the products this afternoon, Julie had raised about $50 for the team!

Oh, and by the way, the shortcake was really good! : )


Professor Howdy said...

Very good work!

Anonymous said...

Julie, what a pleasure to read about your strawberry stand and proceeds. What a good idea! What good work!

Love the sign. Save me some shortcake.

Aunt Mary

Scott Creps said...


Wow, what a sweet thing to do for our team, and what a great idea! Thanks for your prayers and your hard work to help this trip happen. I know God is listening!

We may need to recruit you for future fund-raising ideas!

Love, Melanie

Lori Elliott said...

Miss Julie,
The lemonade was absolutely delicious; the cookies perfectly sweet, the jam...oh my goodness, the jam was like eating the sweetest, juiciest strawberries ever!

But you could have served me dirt and it would have been the BEST dirt ever because you serve with the sweetest servant's heart! Thank you for your wonderful example of what a servant does...sees a need and goes for it! Blessings on you, Miss Julie.

Love, Mrs. Elliott

Anonymous said...

I have to say thanks again for the Strawberry Sale for the Brazil team! And thanks for your prayers. If you don't already know, we did get our VISA's!!
I appreciate your hard work and hard praying!!
By the way, who is Professor Howdy?

Louise Bennett