Tuesday, March 8, 2011


First, today is DIMA DAY at Easy Street Family Fun Center!!!  The action begins at 4:00 p.m. and goes all the way to 9:00 p.m.  Our family will be receiving 50% of the evening's profits which will go directly to our adoption grant with Reece's Rainbow.  Now more than ever we need to raise our funds as quickly as possible.

Yesterday I received an email from the Director of Reece's Rainbow that caused my heart to skip a few beats and not in a good way.  There is a possibility that adoptions in our son's country may be put on hold or worse come this summer.  All of us have been encouraged to get our Dossiers submitted overseas ASAP so as to avoid any possibility of loosing our children.  I want to reiterate, however, that nothing final has been decided, we were just given a fair warning that things could change.  What this does mean for our family is that we need to step everything up about 10 notches.  We need to get our paperwork completed and raise our money a few months ahead of what we had originally expected.  We essentially have 2 months to raise $25,000.  Typing this makes me feel a little panicked inside but with God all things are possible, right?  Eric and I are choosing to step out in faith and fight to bring Daniel home as quickly as possible.  Will you help be a part of this fight?

Second, I am working on several different fundraisers.  The next big fundraiser will be an online Pampered Chef Party hosted by a sweet gal up in Pittsburgh, PA.  Details will be posted tomorrow, but I can tell you that it will begin THIS FRIDAY (March 11th)!  We also have an online coffee shop though Just Love Coffee where we sell Fair Trade coffees and other products.  Our family makes $5 per bag of coffee and a few dollars off of the other products listed.  Even if you do not drink coffee, a gourmet bag of coffee makes a fantastic gift.  To find a link to our online shop, look at the left-hand side of this blog.  You will see a little blurb about our Just Love Coffee fundraiser.  That or click the highlighted text in this paragraph.

Finally, we need prayer.  Prayer is the most important element in this entire process.  Without prayer anything we do is fruitless.  Please pray for protection over Daniel, that "the powers that be" do not make any changes to the laws for adoptions, that our family would not hit any roadblocks with our paperwork, and that we would be fully funded in 2 months.  Prayer changes things...our paths are paved in prayer.

In the meantime I am going to keep this Scripture near and dear to my heart:

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26

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1 comment:

Joy for the Seasons said...

Friend, I am going to promote your fundraisers on my blog and will be praying with you!