I am checking in to share something important to us. We would be so honored if you would be willing to help us with them. So, so honored and thankful.
-We have a big fundraiser coming up this week. We have poured a lot of energy into it, it hasn’t been easy, but we are excited about it.
Andrew and I with some friends this Saturday the 22nd, are going to the home of a widow to work on it as a group, there is a lot to do! Her name is Annie and she is a teacher. She and her husband adopted Julian who is now in the second grade at the same school where Annie teaches Special Ed. Her husband Sam was an amazing father who raised two girls, and loved his wife and son Julian so well, and he passed too soon.
Together with our friends we have cleared out this weekend day to devote our time, and energy to do hard labor, our hope is to lift her spirits and tangibly support her and her son in way that couldn’t otherwise be done.
This service project is special because it will help both a widow and an orphan together, hand in hand. It is similar to raising money for a 5K and getting sponsors for running. Instead of running, we will be working as a team to fix up Annie and Julian’s home, and we will be asking for sponsorship to do this job and for our time given, and the funds will go to the international adoption costs of our little girl from Ethiopia.
We would love and appreciate any donation towards our project and the many lives it will touch. It is about 100% humbling to fundraise for an adoption, the least best part, but this is a project we believe in and we are eager to do the work!
Your donations will be doubly powerful because we have been offered a $1,500 matching grant from LifeSong for Orphans for doing this project!
Your donation would be doing something great in the lives of an orphan, a widow, and all of us working on this project, then it will be DOUBLED! Please help us reach our goal!
Here’s a little video of what the project will look like and why we are so excited to do it! We can’t wait for Saturday!
What a cool, awesome, amazing, fundraiser! BEST ever! Thanks for sharing!!! Love this so much. Love you so much!
Thank you Jantina! We are so excited for Saturday!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful act of service. Absolutely inspirational and giving me ideas.