Kayla Knight Cakes loves to use the Bridal Extravaganza as a way to reach out into the community and help someone. And we have found that our brides love to participate too! Every show we select someone with a "cause" and 100% of the deposits left at the Bridal Extravaganza will go to that person. It's a small way we can give back to our community! For the January show, we have selected David, a Senior at Texas Tech University, who will be going to Peru to do missionary service. David is responsible for financing his way to Peru and we would love to take some of the weight off his shoulders. Below is David's story.
"Hi! My name is David and I am a senior at Texas Tech University. This spring break I have the amazing opportunity to join my campus ministry – Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) – on a week long mission trip to Puerto Alegria, Peru. On this trip we will have the chance to work with a group of orphaned boys who are not only dejected but also despised by the culture. Our job will be to assist the long term missionaries in the area by taking part in a building project and spending time with the boys showing them the love of Christ. John Piper, one of my favorite pastors and authors, says this about missions:
God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose.
This is exactly what I seek to do in going to these boys in Peru. Would you consider supporting me in this venture? Will you consider praying for me and my fellow students as well as the boys we go to serve? Last, will you consider giving any amount to help me on my way to serve? Any support given is appreciated."
I am so thankful for David's willingness to reach out to these orphaned boys in Peru! This is why we will be donating all of our deposits at the January Show to help David finance his trip to Peru. If you have already booked your date, or if you are already married (or no intention of marrying anytime soon), you can still help out if you would like. Just visit our FAQ page and at the bottom is a pay pal link. Just click on that and you can donate to David as well. Please write "David" in the notes section so I know to include that money in our donation! Thank you to our brides and customers, both past and future, who have helped us help others!!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.