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Friday, November 16, 2012

Matching Grant/Both Hands Approved!

We're so excited!! Mount Ararat Baptist Church and Lifesong for Orphans have committed an Adoption Matching Grant of $3,000 to help us raise the funds necessary to complete the adoption of our children. This means Mount Ararat Baptist partnered with Lifesong for Orphans will match “dollar-for-dollar” everything we raise through our Lifesong account HERE (paypal will charge a 1.9-2.9% service fee and the amount received by Lifesong will be decreased by that amount) or by avoiding the fee and sending a check to the following address between now and January 7, 2013, up to $3,000. Either way, your donation will be tax deductible.

Lifesong for Orphans
Attn: Breidenbach #3161 (include also in the memo section of the check)
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744

Along with that, we also received approval for our Both Hands Rescue Mission project. Its a chance, not only to raise the funds to bring our children home, but to also serve a widow, just like it talks about in James 1:27. We will assemble a team of friends and family to help us complete the project. Together we will send out letters to ask people to sponsor us for the day as we work on a widow's house. We will have a day of fun working together as we paint, clean, de-clutter, do landscaping, etc. All the funds raised will go towards our adoption. It's just like asking someone to sponsor you for a 5K run. Watch the video to find out more about Both Hands.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Orphan Sunday

God is so good!! It was so obvious this Sunday that the Lord moved the leadership of our church, Mt Ararat Baptist Church to put together such a top notch service for Orphan Sunday. We told our story of how the Lord called us to adoption. During the service, 13 adopting/fostering families were represented on the stage with their children and signs showing where they adopted or are adopting from. It was so beautiful and moving. The messages of "the church's" adoption as Children of God and the call in James 1:27 resonated the entire service.  We have had so many people tell us how the service moved them. We feel so very blessed to have been a part of it.

The church also opened a Marketplace for the adopting families and with t-shirts, bags, prints and donations, we were able to raise $2045.00 toward our goal. Thank you church family for partnering with us on our journey!!!