From the very beginning, we were staring at a debt of around $25,000 that later grew to around $31,000 due to changes the Ethiopian government made to the adoption process. Staring at that debt was well beyond anything we could ever do....but you know what? The God we serves specializes in paying debt. If you don't believe me, check out John 3:16 in the New Testament. (smile)
...and TODAY, in looking at our fundraiser thermometer, we see we only have about $5,500 left to finish out our adoption costs. This is MONUMENTAL!!!!
Why? We are the average middle-class family without boat loads of money sitting in a savings or retirement account. We save as much as we can and find cool ways to raise funds. Most of all, we have seen what your sacrificed donations of $5, $10, $20, and $50 have done at chipping away at this debt. It may have seemed little to you at the time, but your donations have meant the world to us. We've been blown away in the past year by two separate $5,000 donations....and then how one of those donors decided to also do a donor match back in February. Your stories of sacrificial giving amaze me and are making a difference in the life of a child who has grown in this mama's heart for the past 2 years. Like today, receiving an unexpected donation did this mama's heart so good.
We're at the home stretch family! Will you partner with us to finish strong by donating today or this week? Don't forget, your donations are tax-deductible when you donate through our partner at Lifesong for Orphans/First Giving. As you've seen every little bit of sacrifice is changing the world....one orphan at a time.