Friday, October 23, 2009

Show & Tell #13 - Faithful Servant Project

Joining in at Show & Tell once again at Cindy's. Go here to participate and to read other Show & Tell posts.

My Show & Tell this week is a little different but I think the IDEA is so wonderful that I wanted to TELL it and consequently SHOW what we did.

The TELL: Several weeks ago, during the Sunday morning worship, our church handed out brand new $10 bills to whom ever wished to take one. The object of this was based on the parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25:14-23. Those who wished to participate were to take one of the $10 bills and use it in some way to multiply it. Our church is doing this as a fund raiser to pay down our building debt on the Recreation Center Building at our church.

The SHOW: We took our $10 and bought the ingredients to make a honey dressing using some of Mickey's wonderful honey.

(sorry the label didn't show up well it reads "Oklahoma Honey Mustand Dressing & Glaze. Stir well before using")

It turned out wonderfully YUMMY and we were able to turn our $10 into $59. Not a 30 or 100 fold by any means, but just under 6 fold wasn't too bad.

The really wonderful part is, the funds are being matched by a family in our church so our effort will pay off $118 toward the debt on our building.

When we have the grand finale and I know the total amount those participating were able to pay off on this demonstration of the Talents I'll let you know.

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Mari said...

I've heard of this idea before but never knew anyone who did it. The honey dressing was a good idea. You'll have to let us know how much was raised for the church.

Kathy said...

I love that idea, Susan. 9And the honey looks delicious too!!!)The other day in our Bible lesson we were talking about value, and how $10 used for one thing can have more value than $10 used for another based on the net result of how it was used. Example: spending $10 at a fast food place for yourself, versus $10 to a hungry man in another country who then receives Christ because his stomach was filled and he subsequently lived and hears the good news: THAT $10 had more value. I pray that even with the matching funds the value of the money raised and matched exceeds its' value in the natural because it is being used for eternal purposes.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Some of my friends have done this in their church. What a blessing you are to take part. Love the idea of you making the honey glaze too. You are an inspiration. I'm so glad I found you.

Gattina said...

That was a real good idea !

Nadine said...

I think that's a great idea. It sounds very yummy.

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Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That is a fabulous idea!!! And the honey dressing sounds yummy. Glad to hear you were able to muliply your talents.

Leann said...

Oh Susan, what a wonderful Show & Tell. I'll bet it tastes terrific too!

God Bless and Good Luck with the fund raiser.


Anonymous said...

Hello, I am visiting with you from LDH's blog. I love your idea with the honey. That's wonderful and I look forward to learning about the end result for the building fund.

retha said...

This is a familiar practice here where I live.

Very well done!

a King's daughter said...

Cool idea! I love the fact that your church has decided to get out of debt. Blessings in all those efforts!

a King's daughter said...

PS: If you still have honey, I'd love to buy some!

Blue Creek Chic At BCH said...

What a sweet post.
I hope that we all learn from this.

Sunny said...

What a very neat idea! I'll have to remember that one. Thanks for sharing!


That is a wonderful story and a creative way to get everyone involved! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!-April

Mary said...


What a great idea. I have heard of it before, but have never known anyone that participated. I'm sure the amount raised for the building fun will exceed all expectations.


Adrienne said...

Such a wonderful idea. Thanks for visiting me today. It's nice to see someone closer my age (although I love the young pretty girls, too)

Joy said...

That is so awesome.
Boy that OK Honey Mustard and Glaze sounds yummmmy.

God will bless your willingness and your obedience.

Little is much when God is in it!


Brenda said...

What a great idea!
I hope everyone had as good of an idea as yours to help with the debt.
Have a great weekend and hugs to the both of you!

Oh Sew Good said...

Your comment on my blog this morning was priceless. Thanks for stopping by. How are things in Beautiful Oklahoma these days?

Anonymous said...

Luuuuuuuuuuuv that honey!

Maybe you already visited Mari's blog, but if not you need to check out her pictures of fall here in W Michigan. They are beautiful and you can get a taste of what it's like here in our neck of the woods.

Chari said...

Hello Susan...

What a fabulous idea, my friend! I've been active in several church building programs but have never heard of this concept...I think it's genius and it get everyone personally involved which is wonderful!!! Mmmm...your honey musturd dressing sounds scrumptious!!!

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my place for a visit and taking a peek at my new stackable pedistal plates...I enjoyed your sweet comment!!!

Warmest wishes and sending my blessings that the Lord will continue to multiply the monies for your church, my friend!!

Chari @Happy To Design