Whoa is it crazy to think we have been building 818 since around Thanksgiving last year. I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on where we are at after 4 months of crocheting, sewing, writing and blogging.Since our social media launch on February 2nd, we have done 2 events (and the calendar is growing). The first was our launch event with The Grove Church in Kingston (pictures below).
We held this event at Gabby's Big Red Barn in Loudon, TN which was a beautiful venue. Rebecca's message from that night is below in 2 parts.
The second event we had a couple weeks ago was so encouraging! We made hats and wrote letters with a "sewing club" of sweet girls and their moms as well as sharing our story. If you did not catch the video on social media from this event - please check it out. I hope it encourages you. It was amazing to see such young girls invest their talent in such a big way to further God's Kingdom!
So far we've had around 45 hats made and donated to 818 as well as many more letters from both events that we've held.
2015 is not over yet and we have more events coming up!
God is so faithful and has also really blessed our devotional blog as well. We've written about faith, a word study on "so that", the "story of my life" series as well as the Ebenezer series that we wrapped up. Thank you for reading God's Word with us and getting plugged in!
Our presence on social media is growing! Over 250 people know who we are on Facebook and over 100 on Instagram. We also have around 70 subscribers to the blog. That is HUGE and could've only been accomplished by the Lord so we are so grateful.
A huge part of why our presence is growing is word of mouth. My encouragement to you is to share. Share our posts, like our pages and tell your friends about what we are doing!
One more thing.
Over the next month or so you should start seeing some new faces. On the website and the blog. We are going to have interns! Stay tuned but they will be contributing to the blog as well as helping with event planning, social media and marketing.
There's also Sarah Strong! She is a new writer to the 818 blog and we are so happy to have her insight. Rebecca and Sarah went to high school together and it is crazy to think that 6 years later they are doing ministry together here in Knoxville. Welcome aboard, Sarah!
So many good things to come. Thank you for praying for us and supporting us.
- The 818 Ministries Team