Monday, December 20, 2010
Chicken Rancher Seeking Son Gets Help! Deut 14:29
Thanks so much to all of you that have already participated in our most successful fundraiser yet! We "dressed" the chickens last week and have sold all but 8 of them since!
Deut 14:29 - give it to the...orphans... so they can eat and be satisfied. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all your work.
Our family is praying that God does bless you because of your cheerful giving; and when He does, I hope you'll share how with us as an encouragement to all. Your story may be the spark that one of your friends needs to support another adoption from somewhere else! Isn't God's economy awesome - too big to comprehend how it all works together for His good.
I don't think I've done very well in communicating to everyone that has helped us out thus far that your donations / chicken and tile purchases / other assistance goes so much further than just helping our family get Liam.
We're raising the $5,000 needed for the orphanage donation. This will be the money that we hand to the orphanage director upon arrival the day we first meet Liam. While this is directly associated with our adoption, the money will actually impact the kids that are not leaving with us that day. While it breaks our hearts (probably like most) that we can't take 10 or 12 of them home that day - we know that the kids we aren't able to provide a home for will be a little better off because of the money (from you) in the donation. We are grateful for the past donations made by other families that have had a direct impact on Liam's life - providing clothes, sheets & blankets, food & kitchen supplies, new bottles & nipples for the cleft babies, maybe even an occasional toy for the little guys to occupy their time and give them some stimulation.
So I wanted to say thanks to all of you that have helped us thus far - your giving does a great deal more than what you may have thought! God Bless you and may God Bless the donation when we offer it to the orphanage that it would be used to benefit the kids that haven't found their families yet!