Saturday, June 11, 2011

We Have a Winner and More FUN STUFF!!!!

Bao Bao Bear found a home last night.  The randomly generated number was 37 and it belonged to Amanda Ward.  She has a new little one named Etta Claire that will love him very much!:)  Congrats Amanda!

Thanks to everyone that gave to that giveaway.  He was a special bear and we had waited to do that giveaway for a long time:) 

AND now for more good stuff!!!!!!!!!  Here we go!

This is a beautiful piece of art donated by Katie Schmeltzer.  She transforms things that others would throw away into these super cool decorative pieces. 
 These pieces usually value at $40-$50.
 This is one of a few handmade Ugandan beaded necklaces that I have remaining.  The McMurtry family, who brought home their little sweet pea from Uganda recently, donated these and they are beautiful!
 This is the other style/color that I have.
 And of course, this fun prize is still in the mix! (You can scroll down for all of the info on this camcorder).
And finally, if you give at least $5, this amazing momma that is adopting 2 of her own little cuties is giving these away.  They are beautiful and just so cool! 
  We leave in 7 days!!  Yes you read that right 7 days!!!  We need to raise a lot of money in those few days!  We currently are at around $8K and we need $16,500. for our first trip.  We could be totally freaked out by this, but we truly trust that somehow God will provide!

So in light of that, I am upping the anty a bit here:
***For every $10 that you donate, you will be entered one time in the drawing for one of the above prizes!
***If you share our blog on FB, your own blog, or Twitter, you will be entered once for each place that you share about our journey!
***Please be sure to tell me that you donated and how much and if you shared about Ivan!  If you do not email me, FB message me, or leave a blog comment then I may miss it!
***You can give on the Chip In on our blog or go to our RR account by clicking Ivan's pic on the right sidebar.  You can also do a check in the mail (and then no Paypal fees are taken out:)
***Winners announced this coming Friday June 17th!!!

Thank you doesn't do justice to the thankfulness we feel over so many of you that have given and prayed and encouraged....the list goes on and on.  We still have a long way to go before Ivan is home and we need your help.  We cannot do this alone.  I fully believe God made it this way for a reason!  We are ALL called to care for orphans and widows.  You may not be adopting, but you can pray and most of us can give!  Thank you to each one of you that is playing a part in Ivan's story!  Our son has no idea how much he is loved and I can't wait until we can look in his sweet face and tell him that his mommy and daddy have come!  You are making that a reality!!!!

1 comment:

ChaCha Fairy said...

Hi karen, this is Judi Prince. I donated a little more money(really wish I could do more) and I also shared it on facebook, so hopefully can get a few more folks over here. I am also sending up many prayers for you and your family!