Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Adoption Fundraising - God is Faithful

There is nothing we have that has not been given to us.  You like the double negative, huh?  This line is at the heart of our fundraising journey.  The most daunting task as Liz and I began the adoption process was finances, but we are finding that the Lord provides in so many ways.  Two days ago, after having an adoption yard sale, we were able to send off our first payments to One World Adoption Services and in return, we got our dossier checklist.  For some reason, this was tremendously exciting to me.  Things are moving forward!!!  We began the journey with a subjugated fear of finances, and within a couple of months, we were able to send our first chunk of money all because of what the Lord has done in your hearts for the sake of the fatherless.  We appreciate everyone who has donated so far.  We thank God for you.

With the riches and mercy of God in mind, we still have a long way to go.  You can see in the column on the right where we stand in the fundraising process.  We never want to be complacent while raising funds, so we first express our thanks to God for his abundant provision.  We also never want to become lazy in our efforts to bring home our Congolese child.  So...  We are hosting another fundraiser on June 4th at the Louisville Athletic Club in Clarksville, IN.

I still have to work out details, but hopefully that will happen today.  Jennifer (Jen) Jacobs from this year's season of the Biggest Loser will be teaching/hosting four spinning classes on June 4th at the LAC in Clarksville.  We have to shore up the times she will teach, but we are more than excited about this opportunity.  We are calling the event "Spin with Jen."  The registration to reserve your spot is $30.  This will reserve your bike in the class and also give you the opportunity to hear some of Jen's story.  Once we finalize details (hopefully today), I will send out more info with a website where you can go to begin your registration.  Please pray for us during this event that even something like a fitness class can be used to bring God glory through orphan care.

More to come!!!

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