Monday, May 19, 2008

Eagle Project




Many of you know that both of our boys are involved in Boy Scouting. They are both at the rank of Life Scout, which means they don't have very far to go before they finish. The next, and last rank that they will earn is Eagle Scout.


This past weekend, Mac completed part of his Eagle project. It's been in the works for months, and isn't finished quite yet. He put on a 5k race to raise money to purchase supplies for the local Christian homeless shelter. We expected to raise between $500 and $700. Mac had 91 registered participants, and raised $1705. Now we need a shopping list!



I can't tell you how overwhelmed we were as a family. What a blessing!

15 comments:

lady jane said...

Mac's plan was blessed and spilling over with God's grace!!! How wonderful for everyone involved and the fulfilled needs for the Christian homeless shelter. Wow. :o)

Rachel said...

Tracy, I was so excited to hear about the success of "Mac's Race". God is sooo good!!! Have fun with the shopping list:)

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful project!! And what a blessing for the shelter!

Momala said...

You must be so proud! Mac sounds like a great boy, congratulations!

Rebecca said...

fabulous! I love it when the Lord exceeds our expectations! Great job Mac.

My hubby is an Eagle scout so, I am figuring our boys will be going that route too. It is a high honor to achieve.

Tori said...

Wow what a great thing and successful.
You must be so proud!

Mrs. N. said...

Congratulations to Mac and you! My brother earned his Eagle Scout back in the day and is now leading young boys along a path toward accomplishing great things as a Scoutmaster. Hooray for boys willing to learn from men and men willing to show the way.

Mrs. Rabe said...

How exciting and thrilling! What a terrific project.

I know you must be proud of your sons!

Have fun shopping!

weavermom said...

That's awesome! Way to go!

Karen said...

That truly is a blessing, and how wonderful for the shelter! Congratulations to them all.

randi---i have to say said...

Wonderful! I only wish we lived closer and we could have ran in the race!

It is neat to see the things that God does with our kids as they grow and mature!

Kelli said...

How wonderful and great job, Mac!! This was Benjamin's first year in the Scouts and we all enjoyed it.
~Kelli

Stasia said...

That's an awesome outcome!

Jennifer said...

How wonderful. You certainly should be proud -- what an admirable cause. God is good!

Jodi said...

Isn't it amazing how God can bless us so far beyond our dreams! Congratulations to Mac on a great job. What an exciting shopping trip that will be!