Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Loving on Sveta and Her Family...

Hey Friends out there!  I have a request!

There is a family in the midst of an adoption of a precious little girl named Sveta.  They are at almost the exact same place in the process as our family and Sveta, like Ivan, has special needs and is in Eastern Europe.

Raising the amount needed to bring our little ones home COULD be overwhelming if we didn't have absolute unwavering faith that God has lead us into this and He will provide.  It will be sacrificial on our parts and we know that others will feel the call to help as well.  Our family has already witnessed this with a small fun little fundraiser that we began on Facebook that has already raised almost $300 and more to come in matching donations!

Raising money is hard.  I have found the hardest part to be keeping it all straight in my head.  With the dossier beast that I am currently slaying and the homestudy beast that is currently under foot, raising money can seem overwhelming!  The thought hits me at times...oh yeah, we have to actually raise over $27k to bring our boy home...it feels like a ransom!  Sometimes it all feels like too much....BUT GOD!!! 

What a beautiful picture when the church...God's people ALL chip in and give!  EVERY.LITTLE.BIT HELPS!!!  I cannot stress that enough.  I gave our 10 bucks today to Sveta and it wasn't much but I know that God will multiply it like crazy!  So please head on over to this family's blog...give them 5 bucks to bring their little girl home...this current fundraiser they are doing is soo cute and fun!  And will serve as a beautiful reminder to Sveta and her family how people that they didn't even know helped bring her to her forever family!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Quick $2 For Forever Update...

I feel like doing a happy dance!  As of this morning, in less than 3 days, ......

There have been 17 contributors giving a total of $237.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So incredibly awesome!  And I would say that I can't believe it, but that would we a big fat lie, because I KNOW that God is going to do this thing!!! No doubt!!!  THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!  Keep praying for our little guy!  Give God lots of praise that we are all blessed the way that we are!  If you are able to give $2, then you are indeed wealthier than most people in the rest of the world!!!  We are thankful that God has given you all what He has and indeed very thankful that you are following in obedience to use it for His glory....to care for "the least of these!"  

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

$2 For Forever

 We just wanted to let everyone know that we started an "Event" on Facebook to raise money for Ivan's adoption and awareness.  Even if you are not on Facebook, we wanted to open this up to as many people as possible.  Please read below.  It is what was posted on FB.  Also, please forward this to as many people as you can!  Every single dollar will help bring him home!

So just for an update...

TODAY....People that we know and people I have never met gave $162!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  To say we are overwhelmed is ridiculous!  I just can't even believe it!  I see God ALL over this!  So, if you gave today, thank you so very much!  And if you are reading for the first time, please please pass this along!

Also, friends of ours wanted to heat things up a bit and have said that they will match the first $2 given by the first 100 people in the next 2 weeks!!!  Hooray...let's do this!!!  (read below for a description)
Right now a little boy named Ivan, who has special needs, waits in an Eastern European orphanage and he needs our help. Ivan will turn 2 in September and we'd like to ask everyone to donate $2 in the next 2 weeks to help Ivan come home to his forever family! Derek and Karen Kramer are doing everything possible to bring him home this Summer and here's how we can help! For less money than it takes to buy your favorite Starbucks drink you can make a difference in the funds it will take for the Kramers to bring little Ivan home.
Here’s a link to the Kramer family blog where you can read more about their adoption journey and use the “Chip In” option on their page to donate $2 towards Ivan’s adoption costs. Please INVITE as many friends to this event as possible. Every dollar counts...we can all make a difference for Ivan’s sake!

Thanks EVERYONE!!!!!!