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Fundraising Update

Our paint party fundraiser went well (thank you Amber at Creativity Junction! & Maribel at Buffalo's Cafe) & so did our home study visit.  

There is still an opportunity to have your donation to our adoption matched.

We have been approved for a $1,000 matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans! You can use this link to make a tax-deductible contribution to our adoption. The first $1,000 given will be matched, and $450 has still not been given toward that matching.  So the next $450 given through their webpage will be matched.

We need to raise $8,014 more to pay all of our adoption agency fees for "A"'s referral. The rest of our goal covers our estimated travel costs.

I started gathering dossier documents to send to Ethiopia this week.  There are 24 documents we need to gather, everything from new copies of our birth certificate to a letter from our bank.  I worked on gathering as many as I could this week.  I still lack 8 documents.  Pray for us as we complete these tasks.  Every single document needs to be mistake free and notarized.  I need prayer for endurance and a good attitude!

We are having another garage sale tomorrow, and I am making wooden signs to sell at a booth at Whistle Stop Trade Days in Clarendon on March 3rd & 4th.  

We are getting so close to being in the "waiting for a court date" stage!

Fundraising update & Matching Grant Link

Yay! Yay! Yay!  We are almost to $20,000!

I mentioned in the last post that we had received a matching grant.  Here's the low down.

We have been approved for a $1,000 matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans! You can use this link to make a tax-deductible contribution to our adoption. The first $1,000 given will be matched! We need to raise $8,380 more to pay all of our adoption agency fees for "A"'s referral. The rest of our goal covers our estimated travel costs.

We have our home study visit this weekend and our paint party fundraiser tonight.  Please pray for our family as we continue to fundraise and finish paperwork. And pray for "A" in Ethiopia!