Boy it has been so long since I have made post but this is a fun one to make~
Our 4th annual adoption fundraiser, Muffin Mondays in May, begins tomorrow!!!!
Starting tomorrow, May 1st from 7am – 9am, we will be out in the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot selling warm, freshly baked muffins for donations. It’s a delicious start to your day and we quickly serve you the muffins of your choice so you can enjoy them on the way to school or work. You can even buy a box to take to your child’s classroom or take to work. For those of you who are new to our sight here’s the scoop as to why I, along with our 3 sons, get up at 3 am to bake muffins.
We are adopting one or two children from Haiti. It will cost $47,000 to over $60,000 to do this and that is cash we just don’t have. So we do fundraisers along with saving money and applying for grants. While it is daunting in many more aspects than just the finances, God has called us and we are trusting HIM and obeying HIM. Later this week I will be posting about our last year (Since it’s been that long sine I have posted! ;-)), the status of our Haiti adoption, along with an update on our son that we adopted from within the US 19 months ago. Also later this month, I will be explaining in more detail why it costs so much to adopt and where the money goes. Until then here is the yumminess we will be serving to our community tomorrow morning!!
Muffin Flavors for May 1st, 2017!!!
Pancake & Sausage with Maple Syrup
Vanilla with Cinnamon Crumb Topping
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl with Chocolate Chips
7 am – 9 am at Calvary Baptist Church
1660 Big Horn Ave
Rain or Shine, we’ll see you in the morning’!!
Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months as we tried to find an agency to work with for our Haiti adoption. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and where there is poverty there is a great chance of corruption with almost all situations that involve money. Therefore, we were very diligent and heavily relying on the Holy Spirit to lead us to an agency of good character, knowledgeable and wise in the ways of Haitian government, and with a primary focus on the children. Our persistence (I’m sure all the agencies were tired of my multiple calls and rounds of questioning!) lead to a great assurance that we had found the right agency. So without further a due, our Haiti adoption agency is (drumroll)….
Next we completed the Pre-Application paperwork and were accepted to complete the Formal Application paperwork. We were approved and accepted to the agency and their Haiti program!!! Now, just over a week ago we received our paperwork to begin the dossier process & have a new home study completed (Our domestic home study does not meet the requirements of an international Hague accredited adoption so a new one has to be completed.). The ball is actually starting to roll…YIPPEEE!!! As we work through collecting the reams of paper that will make up our dossier, the list of documents needed for our agency, and for our home study, we will give you a glimpse into what all this really means. Unless you or someone close to you has adopted, there is much that is not known to the rest of us. So I thought you might be interested in the realities of adoption…I know I am nosey about the adoption details of others! Please feel free to ask us any questions along the way and we’ll do our best to answer them. The more we can know about orphans, adoption, foster care, orphanages, and regulation both at home and abroad the better equipped we will be to fulfill the command our Father has given us…
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27