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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Big Day in Dairy Queen Land

Today was a big day in Dairy Queen land, both in the United States and in Canada. It was Children's Miracle Treat Day (CMN MTD).

This was the day where participating locations donated all proceeds from EACH "Blizzard" sold. The Dairy Queen which I am working at did participate. For those of you who are local to us, I'm not sure if our local DQ in our little town participated or not. I didn't notice anything (signs, etc.) tonight when I walked by.

Anyways, moving on....meet Elizabeth....

Elizabeth and her mom visited us at the DQ today for a couple of hours. Elizabeth is 9 years old and is about to start the 3rd grade next week. She's very talkative, and she let me know that she's in Girl Scouts. Elizabeth has Cerebral Palsy. Both Elizabeth and her family have received assistance from CMN -- either with needed equipment or medication (I'm not sure of the specifics).

That's what CMN does....they help sick kids and their families. The real beauty of CMN is that all of the donations they receive is 100% for kids and their families. All of the administrative costs are covered by the hospitals they represent. So, when I say that 100% of the proceeds from "Blizzards" go to kids and their families...that's exactly what it is.

We, at the DQ, tried to make today BIG! We had balloons for all of the kids -- as customers.

We had the "Buy a 'Blizzard' for CMN" on the readerboard.

Since last week, I had been visiting other businesses and offices in the area. I promoted the day. I encouraged offices to place "Blizzard" orders ahead of time. Then, we'd have the "Blizzards" ready for somebody to pick up. Several of our wonderful employees even went in early this morning and made MANY "Blizzards."

Our biggest order was for a bank -- they ordered 90 "Blizzards" at one time. That's a lot to make and keep cold.

Here's a photo of one employee, Michael, boxing up a large "Blizzard" order for a local business.

For those customers who possibly didn't want to eat a "Blizzard" or for those who wanted to buy an extra "Blizzard" to support CMN but didn't want to eat two "Blizzards" in one day, we had coupons you could buy. That way, the proceeds still go to CMN from today, but the "Blizzard" could be redeemed later.

I even ended up as a delivery driver today. Nope, we're not taking on the delivery business. But, the employees in this business couldn't get away. So, I secretly offered to deliver. I definitely didn't ADVERTISE that one. Here's a photo of a box of 21 "Blizzards" in the front seat of my car. Fortunately, I like the air-conditioner to keep the car cold. That prevented them from melting.

Our local CMN representative was around throughout the day. He left some very nice pamphlets on our tables in the dining area. In these pamphlets are wonderful stories of kids who have been assisted by CMN. Unfortunately, I forgot to pick one up for myself (but I did read through it). Fortunately, Elizabeth (remember the little girl at the beginning of this blog post) did "autograph" one. Can you see her name on the front of this pamphlet? It was pretty cute :)

We were fairly busy most of the day. Here's a photo of a group of customers -- all waiting on their "Blizzards."

And, here's a cute couple enjoying their "Blizzards." (I didn't tell them I was going to put their photo on my blog. They just assumed it was all "promotional.")

And, just for fun -- here's a photo of two cute kids, enjoying their ice cream cones. Their mother had a "Blizzard" and was sharing with them. Their mother just didn't think they'd be able to eat "Blizzards."

When I left work at around 3:45 this afternoon, we had sold right around 600 "Blizzards." Unfortunately, that's a little down from what they did last year. It seemed as if the businesses weren't ordering as much. Perhaps it's because businesses are feeling a little bit more of a "crunch" this year with money. Perhaps, unfortunately, it's because they're not employing as many people this year. Wichita has had its share of layoffs this year.

However, people are still very generous -- of which I'm very grateful. Just when it seems as if people are caring less and less, we have days like today where people show they do care. It's so NEAT to see!


Kelly said...

Looks like a great day. I know I had my Blizzard!

Candice said...

What a great event. I could SO go for a blizzard, extra pb cup please!!

mom said...

I sat down this morning and read your whole summers worth of blogs. (nothing like being behind the times) It was great to see all the fun family outings and pictures. We have talked about going to the salt mines for years. This spurs me on to get going on some plans. I love summer for the family time, warm weather and spur of the moment memories. "Everything is beautiful in its time." I am looking forward to the bible study in sept.
Sarah W

Anonymous said...

It was great to see all the fun family outings and pictures!!!
fantastic...thanks for sharing...
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