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Sunday, January 25, 2015

YAY, we (YOU) hit the matching grant!!!

Thank you sooooo much for all of the very quick and generous donations. You turned $400 into $800!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Please feel free to continue to share our story or make a donation as we can still use support - we are not quite there yet and China is right around the corner. 

We are beyond grateful for so many people stepping up during this crunch time to help us with this matching grant. Tears are filling our eyes and love fills our hearts!!!!

And our cool t-shirts are still available!
https://www.bonfirefunds.com/and-then-there-were-four



Thank you!!!!! My closing prayer is for YOU as I thank God for your part in our journey! Be well, be safe.

Matching grant, time is running out!!!!

PLEASE consider even donating a small amount to our Reece's Rainbow account --> ---> to the right of this post. Some very generous people have given us a $400 matching grant. If we raise that $400 BEFORE TODAY AT 8PM (EST) then it will double to $800. Currently we have $9933.59 and it needs to read $10, 120.19. This money has been allocated for our travel - for us to be able to go to China and bring our two boys home! We are $186.60 shy of reaching our mark and only a hand full of hours away! Please share our blog, please consider a donation, please be part of the big picture of helping to orphans come home to their Momma and Dadda (& two little brothers as they say in their letters which we will share soon)!!!

Don't wait - time is running out!
And yes, please say an extra prayer that we can raise the money to take advantage of this opportunity some very generous people have given us!
 Thank you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Care package to China


YAY!!! Our boys received our care package today - the above picture and the photo albums we made as well! We are so excited to hear that they are seeing pictures of us for the first time today! Pictures of their forever family!

We also received our NVC letters yesterday getting us yet another little bit closer to our boys! We are still estimating an early March China trip but of course we are not completely sure yet. Plus the Chinese New Year is February 19th so that can bring delays depending on what paperwork is completed by then. Then of course we have our house up for sale and that can provide some delays depending again where we are in the process and if it sold sell (we are looking for a house better suited for our growing family so please add that to your list of prayers). 

Not only did we hear that our boys received our package today but we unfortunately heard that we were denied by yet another grant agency. I guess our 3rd & 4th adoptions in 3 years doesn't qualify. Anyway, we need your help! We are re-launching our shirt fundraiser. If you didn't grab one yet, please consider doing so. We are also looking to reach a bigger audience and have made flyers to hang in your work place or your church or really ANYWHERE! Please respond to this post with your email and I can send you a flyer that you can hang up and people can just pull a tab to have the information. Please, please consider helping us out!




We have seen so many generous donations already and are so grateful ( & an overly generous one on the last day of 2014 to our Reece's Rainbow account - from a couple we don't even know! WOW! Praise God). We are still pretty far off from being even half funded and could use your help! Please think about helping us - about helping TWO MORE ORPHANS!
 
Thank you! And tonight my 6 year old son and I prayed for God to help the children in the orphanages who don't have families yet - for God to help those Momma's and Dadda's find their children - please pray with us!



Friday, December 26, 2014

Getting closer...

Merry CHRISTmas from our family to yours! 


“If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.
But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.”



So grateful to God for sending us Jesus! So grateful for God touching every piece of the journey to creating our family! We are just so filled with love for all of our boys -even Michael and Matthew whom we haven't even met yet. And what a blessing to hear not only our almost six year old pray for them but to now hear the precious voice of our three and half year old pray out loud to Jesus thanking him for his mother, father, brother and for Michael and Matthew in China - wow, wow, wow! 

While we missed the company of extended family, what a beautiful Christmas day we had with the four of us. What a great opportunity to just sit back and enjoy each other. What a blessed day!


I just finished placing a gift order to be sent to Michael and Matthew in China. We mailed out the photo albums we made for each of the boys. They will be sent to Angela with LadyBugsNLove in China who will add a toy and books for each of our boys. A camera with extra film and a thumb drive to collect any pictures they have of our boys. The camera and film with the thumb drive should be returned to us on our Gotcha Day. The good news is that our boys are in a good orphanage and the chances of them getting everything and us getting pictures back are very good! Unlike our previous experiences with orphanages! 

We are yet another big step closer as we received our Letter Seeking Confirmation almost 2 weeks ago. This matches us to our boys and approves the match. We are still looking at a mid March travel which I am pretty sure will be here in a blink of an eye! 2015 is just around the corner (unbelievable). 

Please consider making a donation to help us bring our boys home. It's great opportunity before the new year to make a tax deductible donation OR make one early in the year for next year. Please share our story. While we know that God has planned our family, these are our third and fourth adoptions since coming home in September of 2012 - just over two years ago- and we can use all the help we can get no matter the size! Thank you and please pray that God brings generous hearts to us as we get closer and closer! God Bless you and yours!! Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Getting closer

This week our dossier in China was reviewed - just another big step closer! Following that our dossier will be under "match-review" meaning out Letter Seeking Confirmation is on it's way! Once we receive the LSC then we mail our 1-800 petitions and then it's about 2 1/2 months until we get our Travel Approval (TA) then we travel to China usually 2 weeks later.......all being said that will get us to China in about March. Still a bit far away but another step closer!

So with that in mind and the end of the tax year approaching, please consider helping us bring our two boys home. If you donate to the Reece's Rainbow link on the right side of this blog, you can receive a tax write off! You still have time before the end of the year and no donation is too small! If you know of any company or business that needs a write-off, please share our story with them! We are far from he end of the bills coming in and are very grateful for the donations we have already received. We are considering running the t-shirt fundraiser again, so please keep your eyes open for it!

Thank you and let's pray for our two boys in China!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

T-shirts relaunched and LID (log in date) in China

Since so many people have asked "where can I get that great t-shirt?" we have launched it again. Since it's our second run we only need a minimum of 10 to have them printed and about that many have asked. So please share, share share




(the white dotted line on the back photo is not on the shirt)

ANDDDDDDDD.....we have an October 10 log in date (LID) for China. That means our paperwork is in the hands of those that be in China and we are yet another BIG step closer to brining home our two older boys. It is still too early to say when we will travel - it will definitely be next year (hopefully sooner than later but always remembering it will be on God's time, not ours).

Thank you for the continuous support! Please pray for our boys who know that they have a forever family trying so hard to bring them home. They do not understand what goes into bringing them home. Let's pray that they wake up every morning excited knowing that they have a family and that if that rise of excitement isn't the day, then let them rest easily knowing that the day will come - my heart breaks and worries for my babies that they will be sad waiting - God please watch over them and keep them close to each other as brothers are meant to be! AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

buy a t-shirt today!!!!

Don't forget to go to this site an buy the below t-shirt. We must have orders of 50 plus to go to print on the deadline of September 21st!!! We are a little more than halfway to 50. Yes, let's hit 50 and then  keep going. ALL PROCEEDS go to the adoption of both of our "heart melting smiles" boys!!!

https://www.bonfirefunds.com/and-then-there-were-four

Comes in unisex, ladies, kids, long sleeve and sweatshirts!

FRONT OF SHIRT:


BACK OF SHIRT: All is blue and w/o the white dashed line on top


Please pray for another orphan that has gone to meet our maker as well as for the family that were in process of bringing him home.