We would like to thank everyone who helped us to make our Fundraising Festival a great day. So far we have raised over $3,000. just from this past weekend. The BBQ was great! Everything turned out great! It truly was such a show of God's love to us and we can't wait to show Maxim and Natasha the outpouring of love to them. I can't imagine how it must feel to think no one loves you and then to get to see that not just one person loves you but many, many people love you. I pray that they will see God's love abundantly as we have through everything you all have done. I have so many people to thank. I do not want to forget anyone who helped so I just want to say thank you to everyone. Thank you to everyone who helped in the kitchen. That was a huge job! Thank you to each person who helped at each table, ticket table, shirt table, Maxim and Natasha's table, cake walk, silent auction, inflatables and to our great face painters. Also to everyone who donated a cake, something for the silent auction, and the inflatables. If you did anything, thank you! If you prayed, thank you! We could never thank you enough.
Even though we did great on Sat. we still have along way to go. We are now up to $8,000. That means $22,ooo. left. Seems impossible in our human minds but we know that we have an amazing God who says He will finish what He has started. We hang on to this everyday. We now have very cute shirts for sale that say "My Favorite Book Says We're All Adopted" Ephesians 1: 4-6 with a picture of the Bible on it. We have hot pink and light blue. They are $15. We also still have many prayer bracelets. These are the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. They are $3. You can always be reminded to keep Maxim and Natasha in your prayers. Also remember that we still have a puzzle to put together. When you donate $5 they will see your name on the back and know that you care about them. The quilt works the same way. With a donation of $25 your name will be put on a square on their quilt so that they will be wrapped with lots of love. In James 1:27 it says," Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Lets help these children find life!
Here is a picture of the shirts and bracelets!!