Over the years, we have relied mainly on the direct approach for fund raising; that is: asking for money. In the early years, we sold candy bars. Then there were the T shirts. They were fun, but a real money loser.
Now we are selling daylilies. Yes. It is a fundraiser. No. We can’t lose money on it. We only have to buy the ones we sell. The main point of it isn’t to raise money, however. If it were, we would set the price higher. We are selling plants that would normally go for $15 to $25 for $12. The point is to raise awareness and prayer support.
Plant a daylily in a sunny spot in your yard. It will require very little care. It will bloom day after day, with each bloom lasting only a day, to be replaced with a new, glorious bloom the next day. This is to remind us of God’s care and provision for us. This is to give us confidence to share what we have today with those in need, knowing that God will provide new blessings tomorrow.
“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Mt. 6:28-34
We are able to sell these daylilies for so little, because they are “homeless” (requires a long, not very interesting explanation). So give a home to a daylily and pray for The King’s Jubilee. The sale will go on until June 8. Daylilies will arrive June 15.