Wow, I’m really not even sure where to begin. As I sit here and write this blog, so many emotions are running through my mind! One thing I know for sure is that God is absolutely amazing! Again and again I’m reminded how much more perfect His plans are than my own!
For those of you who are reading about this event for the first time, we hosted a concert in our barn in honor of my Mom! “Celebrate Life” featuring Sara Groves took place on Friday, May 10th, 2019. It was a special concert to raise money for a new ultrasound machine for Crossroads Pregnancy Care! This was an organization that was very near and dear to my Mom’s heart. We thought this would be the perfect event to combine her love of worship music with a fundraising event for Crossroads. After sharing this idea with friends and family, I had an amazing group of women come alongside of me to help plan and organize this event. Our goal was to raise $25,000 for Crossroads to make this purchase possible. As we joined together, we continually prayed that God would provide. That He would open hearts to help us in this effort.
I have to say that I did not realize how difficult planning this event would be. I had no idea how people would respond to our requests for donations. During a time when there is such a divide in our nation, my prayer was that people would see beyond that. This event was planned to honor my Mom. To “Celebrate” the amazing life that she led and to help support an organization that supports so many women in need. I am so excited to announce that due to the combined efforts of many people, we were able to raise $26,538.00 for Crossroads. I received an email yesterday from Walt Zamroz the Executive Director at Crossroads and he shared that the board approved the purchase of their new ultrasound machine. They are hoping to have the new machine in place by the middle of June! Praise the Lord!
I’m truly in awe of God’s army that helped pull this event together! The support of the Bergey family has been beyond incredible. Their love of God and their willingness to use their resources to support so many organizations is truly unbelievable. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart! We also had the support of so many other local businesses - Lacher Insurance, Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental, Leatherman Plumbing, JET Upholstery as our Precious Sponsors! Lewis Dental, Harleysville Bank, Bracalente Manufacturing, Naugle Funeral Home, Moyer’s Chicks, The Hennessy Team, Horizon Signs, Buxmont CrossFit and Falk Funeral Home as our Thankful Sponsors! This event would not have been possible without each and every one of these businesses contributions!
A special thank you goes out to our Food & Beverage Sponsors - Speakeasy Coffee, OWowCow, Backyard Beans, Buxmont Party Rentals & Black River Farms Winery! Everything was absolutely delicious and there was a line around the room for that amazing ice cream. Thank you to Clearview Nursery for their flower basket donations! A special thank you to Sharon Shipe Photography for capturing all of the special moments that night! All of our basket donors - WOW - Thank you, thank you!
Lastly, I am beyond thankful to all our friends, family and volunteers for their support and love! I also have to thank everyone who purchased tickets to see Sara Groves and support this event. The day was absolutely better than I could have ever imagined. Sara and her band were unbelievable! Her music and story sharing throughout the evening was just beautiful. And I can only describe the weather as a blessing from our Heavenly Father above! For a day predicted with thunderstorms all day it turned out to be AMAZING! Only one hour before guests were arriving, a torrential downpour was happening at The Farm. At that moment, I stopped and said a prayer, “Please God, part the skies and let the evening be beautiful for our guests!” Right after that prayer, not only did the skies clear, but there was a beautiful rainbow that filled the sky all around the farm! The sun came shining down upon us and I knew at that moment God had orchestrated the most amazing night, better than I could have ever dreamed or imagined. Goosebumps filled my body and my eyes welled with tears as I looked at my family and at the sky filled with God’s beautiful promise. It was the first rainbow at The Farm this year. Not only is a rainbow a beautiful reminder of God’s promise, but the week prior to my Moms passing every day we came home from the nursing home, there was a beautiful rainbow over The Farm. What a special moment that night, a night we were remembering her, God sent a beautiful rainbow. I thank God for His continued presence in our lives and for all that He has done here at our Farm! We are forever grateful and are looking forward to seeing the next event He plans here at The Farm!
Again, thank you to so many and God Bless!
Warmly, Becca Lynde
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11