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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fundraising

When we felt God calling our hearts to adoption again, we knew that it would undoubtedly be in His hands. You see we are taking a HUGE leap of faith. The expenses that accompany international adoption are great. We knew that our family finances would support another child; however, the ability to gather the extra expenses to complete the adoption would be a challenge. We are still unsure from where all the funds will come. We do know that the Holy Spirit prompted us to hear, and we are answering His call. So far in the process, we have witnessed the Holy Spirit work in some very amazing ways. He is moving the hearts of many for His orphans! We are blessed with the love and support of our church family and from many friends (old and new). We stand amazed that people have used their personal talents to earn money for our Toby. We are grateful for people who have contributed monies (people that don't even know us personally), for friends (who are in the adoption process themselves) contributing some of their fundraisers to us, and for friends that felt the Spirit moving them to send unexpected monies. We serve an amazing God that indeed can move mountains and accomplish what seems impossible to us! You see He wants every child to have a forever family!!
Please join us in praying over some upcoming and some ongoing fundraisers:
1) This weekend, April 1st and April 2nd, we are having a garage sale at our church. Many people have donated items to sale to help us get our precious baby boy home. Please pray that God will multiply monies made and that it will glorify Him!
2) A friend of ours is a talented photographer. She considers herself to be a hobbyist in this area, but she is really,really good! She is using her talent to benefit our adoption. She is scheduling photo shoots for donations. Check out her blog: http://keriquitecontrary.wordpress.com/
Please pray for her "Potrait of Promise" fundraising efforts... and if you are not to far from us in  Southwest,MO. schedule a photo shoot with her.
3) We are in the process of planning a couple of fundraising meals. One for sure will be a Spaghetti Supper. Please pray for all the details to come together for these events and that it will be successful at raising some more of the funds....More on this later...
4) We have had several friends who have offered profits from items that they sale. We are so grateful for their generousity. One of these events will be a Thirty One Party. Thirty One company makes bags, lunchkits, and organizers that are made of beautiful fabrics. This will probably be scheduled in May and anyone can order via internet catalog. More details on this later...
5) We are organizing a "raffle". Please pray for the organization of this and for its success. More details on this later ...

Singing Praises to our Glorious GOD!! We can hardly stand it...We want our baby boy in our arms! All in God's perfect timing!

1 comment:

connie said...

He is so faithful to provide! So glad you were listening and heard His call!
We know an adoptive family who are photo 'hobbyists', and they have raised nearly $30,000 taking pictures!!! She arranges a day for the shoot and sends the family the CD of all the pix with a copyright release for $100 - c.h.e.a.p.! Of course, since they are adopting, we didn't feel right just paying $100, but we got some amazing pictures. Praying the same success for you and your friend!