Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fundraising Update....

I am beyond ecstatic to report that as of this weekend we have raised $22,145 towards our adoption - we are only $3800 away from our Ethiopian adoption being FULLY FUNDED! Glory to God! He has provided EVERY single penny!
Several months ago, God pressed it upon my heart to take a break from doing any hardcore fundraising. Even though we still have funds to raise, John and I feel like we're supposed to "Be still and know that He is God." We know that He will provide everything we need to bring our kids home.
Here are a few ways God has provided (and continues to provide) for our adoption:
First of all, I have been asked to write the second book in the Peace House Series. I wrote the book below when I worked (for a short time) at a publishing company. I have been asked to write the second one on a freelance basis and the money from that will go towards our adoption.

I will also continue to put any money raised through my baking business towards our adoption. I have had several orders since launching
Sweet Inspirations and can't wait to see how this business grows. Each cupcake is one step closer to our babes. I would love to bake you up something sweet...
The one fundraiser that we started at the beginning of our adoption process, that I would like to complete, is our puzzle piece fundraiser. We have about 20 pieces left, which would mean an additional $400 we could put towards our adoption expenses. We also have a giveaway that we still need to do but I want to see if we can sale the remaining pieces before drawing a winner. If you bought a puzzle piece earlier this year, please know that your name is in the hat to receive the following prize pack (yep, you get to choose your choice of one pair of TOMS)
If you would like to sponsor a puzzle piece, you can make a $20 donation through PayPal and I will write your name on the back of the piece. You will also be entered to win the prize pack. I would hate for our puzzle to be incomplete when we bring our children home. It's already so neat to read the names and sweet messages from those who have already bought a piece of the puzzle. We can't wait to share all of the messages with our children!


  1. Wow, you are so, so close!! Did you launch Sweet Inspirations? I must have missed a post--what is the link? And congratulations on the book offer--that's awesome!

  2. Praise God!!! So awesome. The Lord did the same with us - after several very large (and time-consuming) fund raisers, we felt God giving us a peace about taking a break from fund raising, in spite of the money that we still needed. And He provided it by the time that we needed it (which actually turned out to be only a month and a half after our final fund raiser!).

    Btw - I love reading your blog when I can! It is always thought-provoking and encouraging, and I love keeping up with your adoption process. =)

  3. Amazing! I can't believe how much you guys have raised. Really awesome.