This month we are planning some exciting things. Starting the 2nd week in April we will be having a Charity Basketball tournament to help us raise the funds to bring home Maxim and Natasha. This will be at Roopville Road Baptist Church. Lots of area churches around are adding their basketball teams in to participate. If you or anyone you know would like to participate you can call Brad and he will sign you up. We will also be having a concession stand and selling bracelets, with the Ukrainian flag colors of royal blue and yellow, to remind you to pray for Natasha and Maxim. Anyone that can help me in the concession stand would be a great help.
Next, on Saturday, April 30th, from 11:00 till 4:00, we will be having a SPRING ADOPTION FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. This will also be at Roopville Road Baptist Church. We will be having yummy BBQ plates for $5. We will be selling these tickets in advance starting next week. We will also be having a silent auction with lots of good things for you to come and bid on. There will be a cakewalk and also lots of fun for children like face painting, and a moonwalk and slide. We hope that you will come out and help us to give Maxim and Natasha a family.
We also need much help in making this happen. We need people to help prepare the food. We need donations for the cake walk and the silent auction. We also need help at the different tables we will have set up. I know that many people don't have money right now to help, but I do know that God has already appointed where every dime will come from. He knows who don't have the money but can lend a helping hand in other ways. There are many ways to show these children that they are loved. One is by helping and another is praying. Please continue to pray for them. We are calling them on Monday of every week. We have a very sweet lady that speaks Russian who comes over each week to translate. I would like for you to pray that they would begin to open up more. They rarely say anything other than yes or no or directly answer our questions. We are praying that even though they are far away that they feel all the things that God is doing in their lives even now. We know they are made to believe that no one cares for them and they will never amount to anything. I can't wait till they can see for themselves the outpouring of love for them that we have already experienced. They will then see how much God truly loves them and see how so many people love them and care about their lives. Thanks in advance for all of your help. We are truly overwhelmed by God's love shown through all of our friends and family. You all are the greatest!