Summer is upon us. In fact, it is pretty heavy upon us in these parts. I have been thinking a lot about what I want the rhythm of this summer to be. Then I want my decisions about our summer schedule to help settle us into that rhythm. July 29th which is about halfway through our Maryland summer marks the 10 year anniversary of my diagnosis. While I don’t ever want this ministry to be about me, I have said all along that gratitude and celebration of where we have come from is vital to moving forward and casting vision for the future of Pinked!
So as I look ahead and pray for vision for this fall and October, I am choosing for this post-traumatic summer of 2021 to be a summer of celebration! With much intention, I am hoping to be present and rested in the sweet moments of summer with my family, consistent in spending time in scripture and journaling my gratitude, and ready to encourage others with my experience of The Lord’s faithfulness over the last ten years. ~Kara
It is always a gift to be able to provide for those in need of the support that Pinked Perspective provides. To be able to see the incredible ways that this ministry is supported and provided for absolutely blows my mind. October has traditionally been our most significant month of fundraising with our annual event being a celebration of the the Pink Warriors and our way of saying thank you to those who support us locally. We ask that as we celebrate summer, you would pray with us about what this October holds. While we pushed through to gather together last October in the midst of the pandemic, we are wrestling with how this coming October might look and if there might be some alternative ways to accomplish our goals of celebrating and gratitude.
In the meantime, we would love to get a few summer kit assembly gatherings on the calendar! Contact us if you would be interested in hosting and gathering a few of your friends and family to collect donations and/or assemble Breast Cancer kits. It makes for a fun small group service project or a social girls’ night!
As always, we have the need for supplies for those Kit Assemblies we hope to get on the calendar. Our Amazon Wishlist has been updated with our current needs which include Jesus Calling Devotionals, Summer Button Down pajamas and EOS Lip Balms. Thanks so much for considering a donation in honor of Pinked’s Summer of Celebration!