Muffin Monday Wrap-Up

Our final Muffin Monday was a whirlwind and great success!!  It was exciting to see so many of you out in the rain to support us!  We finished off with all our muffin flavors, joyful hello’s, and quick good-byes (so you could get out of the rain!)  We did get our cover up quickly though and were able to keep everyone and everything dry.

We sold all but 18 muffins, which were donated to a precious family.  Our sons really wanted to reach a particular number that day, so they donated from their own earnings. We continue to be encouraged by the generosity and faith of our children!!  Our final Muffin Monday for 2017 raised…

$400.00!!

Our total amount raised for 2017….

$1328.93!!!!!!

Just what we need!!!

Whew! It’s always a whirlwind during muffin season in our house but it’s fantastic and we’re ready for some rest when it’s finished. 😉 Each year you all amaze us with your generosity, prayers, continued support, coming each week, and your excitement for helping us adopt through our muffins.  You need to know that each year you help us raise enough money to cover our USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) approval, which costs $1300-$1600 per year!!!!  (The amount changes due to different requirements for different years. It’s complicated, but I will be explaining it all soon.)  Since 2017 is the 3rd year we will be renewing our approval, that means you have supported us to cover over $4000.00 in fees!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so very, very much for being instruments of the Lord as He provides all we need!!!

Carnival Wrap-Up

IMG_6131We had a wonderful night!!!  It was a blessing to see everyone and have you all meet Aaron!  Shiloh Valley Farms created a fun petting zoo that all of the kids thoroughly enjoyed…which confirmed for me and our sons that we would like to have goats! (We should be able to have 1 or 2 goats in Sheridan…just saying! 😉 )   Dinner was so delicious and the cotton candy & popcorn were tasty.  The Silent Auction was full of amazing gifts that so many of you are now able to enjoy!

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There were many people working in the days leading up to the carnival, as well as that day, and through the night.  Fundraisers and events of this size do not happen and are not successful without others volunteering!!!  To all of you who have helped, we want to say a…

GIGANTIC

THANK YOU!!!!

Over 100 people came to celebrate Aaron’s adoption and to support our goal of reaching $5000.00.  Remember, we received a matching grant for $5000.00, so that made it easy to have a goal for the night!  After all the money from the evening was counted, we raised over…

$5,400.00!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you so very, very much to everyone who came and helped us reach this goal!!!!!!

This means we have over $10,000.00 in our adoption account and it also means that we have all the funds we need to finish paying for Aaron’s adoption.  It also means there is a little extra, so we have funds to pay for the next step in our Haiti Adoption!!!!

We have to admit that we weren’t sure how much we would raise.  God has called us to adoption and He is faithful.  We do not know how He is going to handle the details or even when but we do know He doesn’t leave us or forsake us! Our hope is in the Lord!!  Thank you for being a part of His work and joining Him in what He is doing!

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