Sunday, March 11, 2012

March Madness - Help bring us closer!

It is time to announce our newest fundraiser.  I am a HUGE college basketball fan and have run a bracket pool for the last 15 years.  This year we decided to use the pool as a fundraiser to help bring our baby home.  

Go Bucks!
We would love it if you would like to join us.  We are asking for a $10 entry fee and you can use the Paypal button in the right column to pay.  There are great prizes for 1st-3rd place (1st prize valued at $100!) that have been donated by friends (Thank you!)

Here is the link to join the league:

On CBS sports you need to have a profile.  Once you have that, then you can join the league.  The pool password is: Ethiopia

Feel free to invite family and friends to play too.  We can have up to 400 players.  Thanks in advance for blessing us in this.  We are truly grateful.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Officially Waiting

Well, it's official... we are in the waiting stage of adoption.
We were able to send our dossier to America World
mid-week last week and our dossier was sent off to Ethiopia today -
DTE 03/02/2012!

We would like to thank everyone who made this possible. You know who you are...

those who donated their sales from
their garage sale last summer

those who donated all their saved-up change

those who purchased BD's Mongolian BBQ tickets

those who bought raffle tickets
and  Christmas ornaments

those who gave us a month of free rent and said,
"put it in your adoption fund."

those who have bought Just Love Coffee
(we've raised $199 so far!)

those who have bought Wild Olive Tees

those who bought Pampered Chef (we raised $230!)

those who gave cash to our kids at church saying,
"this is for your baby--give it to your mom." 

those who have blessed us with checks
of no small significance

the Adult Bible Fellowship from Grace Brethren
who took up an offering for our adoption
at their Christmas party

those who lovingly clicked on that yellow donate button
that goes directly to our PayPal adoption fund.

Depending on the adoption country, the cost of adoption is anywhere from $25,000 - $40,000.  With the submission of our dossier, we have reached the
1/2-way point in our adoption finances.  The financial burden of this call to adoption has definitely become lighter.  We have been overwhelmed by your love and support and are so grateful, glorifying God for each one of you who have joined us on this adoption journey.

"The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
and give you peace."
(Numbers 6:24-26 NASB)

We will update again soon with some more opportunities to join our adoption journey...
Much love in Christ,
Khris & Michelle