We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SAFARI Puzzle Fundraiser!! Let the Fun Begin!!:)

So, this is it! We begin a new journey to Ethiopia and for the first time, we are FUNDRAISING!!

Honestly, this is VERY uncomfortable for me...I mean, after all, what adoptive parent hasn't heard, "If you're going to adopt, you should have the money to do it!" But, I also know what a blessing it's been to ME to be able to give to other adoptive families as they seek to bring their children home, so I want our families and friends to be able to be a part of our daughter's journey home if they so desire:).

Soooo, if you look over on the left you will see a rundown of the fees we still have left to pay in our adoption. We have taken care of the agency fees, and so our next step is to pay for USCIS(I600A) and our dossier authentication fee.

That's where the African SAFARI puzzle comes in(and I totally stole this idea from another blog;))!!! There are 100 pieces and we are asking for a $15.00 donation for each "piece". In turn, you will have your name written on the back of the puzzle piece as a forever reminder to us and our adopted child, of your participation in helping her come home!! As puzzle pieces are "purchased", we will begin to assemble this bad boy(which by the way, is over 4 FEET long!) and update at least once a week(probably twice) on this blog, with pictures, so you can see our progress toward our goal of $1500. You can purchase as many puzzle pieces as you like, by the way:)! You can purchase through the Paypal button on the left, or you can send a check. Or, if you live in town, just drop me some cold, hard cash....I'm easy.:)

Now, we want to put a time limit on this fundraiser....you know...to light some fires and take the challenge up a notch!;) Soooooo, we are hoping to finish the puzzle by June 15th!!!! YIKES! That's only a 6 WEEKS from now! But we know this is an easy and attainable goal if we have YOUR support!:)

We ask for your continued prayers as we begin this new journey, and as we once again come face to face with an almighty God, who IS our Great Provider!


  1. If we had waited to adopt till we had the money our girls would still be waiting, and Yana would be in a very bad place right now.

    God will lay giving on the hearts of those he chooses. No one has to do give!

    Praying funds pour in!!!

  2. Praying for you today from Linny's post. Still sometimes walking in those shoes, too!

    In Christ,