October 22, 2012
online fundraisers happening NOW!
My inbox is absolutely full of requests to help families who are fundraising for an adoption.
I have such a heart for these families! We have been there, done that! Raising the RANSOM to bring our children home from faraway places takes a huge amount of courage, strength, and determination to NOT give up when the going gets tough! Raising money to rescue our adopted children tested my faith more than anything else ever has in my life.
Some days we wondered where in the world the money would come from to pay the next bill.
By the grace of God...it always did!
I have such a deep respect for families who step out in faith and trust the Father for every dollar they need to adopt their children. I have an even deeper admiration for those families who pour their hearts into their fundraising efforts. It's HARD! With all my heart, I understand that. Months and months of thinking of new ways to try and raise a few hundred dollars here and there becomes so tiring, so emotionally exhausting.
But a parent never gives up on their child! They keep on keeping on until the day comes when their sweet lovie is finally in their arms...and God has been victorious!
Adoption fundraising requires an enormous amount of effort. My heart is so toward those families who try so hard and who work with all their hearts to raise money. It's true--God loves to bless the work of our hands--but that sure does not mean it will be easy.
I would love to try and help these sweet families out a little. Today, I thought I would add a linky where families who CURRENTLY have a fundraiser happening can add their details and then together we, the glorious body of Christ, can spread the word and help them by sharing their fundraisers!
I need every family who has an online fundraiser happening right now to link up on the list below.
Please, the only thing I ask is that your fundraiser is happening right now. And it must be an online fundraiser that we can all help you with. ONE fundraiser per family, please.
Once the list is up and running, I need you wonderful readers to please help me to spread the word so that we can get as much support as possible for these amazing families! Simply share the list anywhere you possibly can.
With Christmas fast approaching, this is the perfect time to bid on some cute things on auction, buy a piece of jewelry, or donate to someone's adoption to be in line to win something up for grabs. Get some sweet things AND help a family who is working hard to rescue a child. Win-win!
If you are adding your fundraiser, please be sure to link to your fundraising page/blog. You will be able to give a short description of your fundraiser--please be specific. Thanks!
Praying for you all today! May the Lord provide every dollar you still need. He is ABLE!