Friday, October 22, 2010

BIG post!!

It has been a BUSY week around here!!

WE GOT OUR I-171 H this week!!! 

What does that mean??

That is our FINAL APPROVAL NEEDED for our paperwork to head to the facilitator in Eastern Europe!!

We got it on Monday - got all the papers in our Dossier packet (adoption paperwork) compiled, notarized and apostilled (basically a REALLY EXPENSIVE notary of the notary) $350!

Tuesday we "overnighted" it - it arrived there TODAY - FRIDAY!! YIKES!

It was also a VERY expensive overnight.. $158!!! 

It traveled all over this world!  It went thru a few states then off to GERMANY and then POLAND and finally the Ukraine.

Super excited!!

What does this mean?

What is the next step?

LEAVING!

We should have our travel date in a few weeks!!!

Then we are ready to travel right???

Welllllll emotionally yes!!

Financially .. No... :(

We are WORKING HARD though to change that!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

EVERYONE CAN HELP!!

How can I help?

Donate what you can.  Every little bit adds up! 

PRAY!

PRAY!!

PRAY!!!

Spread the word.  Share our story.  Ask your friends and family to consider helping us. 

Would you forgoe a Christmas gift this year to help save the lives of 2 children with no hope for a future?

Could you give a gift of life to these two children instead? 

Really think what you can do - YOU CAN make a difference!

We are having a garage sale this weekend and next - 2 different locations... clean out the garage, spare bedroom, closets, attic - donate your used items that you don't need anymore.

We are selling popcorn, pies and suckers - take order forms to work and church and sell some items to help bring them home.

YOU CAN HELP - the question is What will YOU do?

We have piggy banks that you can keep and fill up over a week or two with your spare change - it adds up!

NOTHING IS TOO SMALL!

We had a great turn out at the garage sale yesterday - we counted $400 and believe we still had another $100 come in after that - so $500 in ONE DAY from GARAGE SALE DONATIONS!!!

Where does that leave us as far as our financial need?

$23,164.00
How long do we have to reach that?

BEST ESTIMATE is 4 to 6 Weeks -

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

This is to save two children - that is not a huge amount when you think about it!  That brings them here to a loving family with open arms and open hearts to love them FOREVER and give them a future and a hope!

Won't you do your part?

Life is about so much more than our everyday mundane tasks we have to do and more than material things.  Let's work together to help give LIFE to these kids!

Let's break the numbers down a little bit and make it easier to bite -

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!

How do you climb a mountain?  One step at a time!

Let's take that next step!

$23,164.00
That's ONLY 231 of you STEPPING UP and donating $100!!

What if you can do $500?

How about $1000?

Or more?

Pray and ASK GOD What HE would have YOU do to help save these orphans!



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