Friday, June 28, 2013

Can you help? We received a matching grant!

We received some awesome news yesterday from Lifesong! We have been awarded a $2000 matching grant. This is a HUGE answer to prayer!!
We know that we have been doing so much fundraising, and honestly, it is incredibly difficult to ask for your help again. We have been given an amazing opportunity. Lifesong for Orphans has graciously awarded us a $2000 matching grant to help us pay our adoption expenses (they will match every dollar that is donated/raised up to $2000).
Our biggest challenge is not loving another child or even opening our hearts and home, but is finding the finances to make this happen. The estimated cost for our adoption is $30,000. That's certainly more than we have. We know God is a faithful God and is guiding us as we trust in Him to provide. By God's grace we have been able to pay the initial $15,000.
Your love, support and friendship means the world to us. We would like you to pray and consider helping us in these practical ways.
    * My mom and I will be having an adoption benefit garage sale in early August and we are in need of items for our sale. Consider donating any items that you no longer need. We will pick up if you are local. (Every dollar we make up to $2000 will be matched by Lifesong)
    * Please pray for "Hope's" health as we wait to bring her home. The care she is currently receiving is sub-optimal. You can read about "Hope" and her health condition and our decision to adopt her here
    * Please pray that God will prepare our family for the upcoming changes to our family, and that God will give Joel and I the strength, wisdom and discernment we need.
    * Will you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us meet this matching grant and help cover the remaining $15,000 needed to bring "Hope" home? Our goal date is August 29, 2013.There is a slim possibility that we may travel before August 29th, if that happens, we will accept donations until our travel date.
Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans. In the memo line please write Wachter # 3752 to insure it goes into the right account. Please mail to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. Lifesong  has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners).  That means 100% of your donation will go directly to our adoption!
Another option is to go online. Go to Select "Give to an Adoptive Family." Complete the online form and fill in the "Family Account Number" and "Family Name"  (family account #- 3752 family name- Wachter).
If you would like to donate but not by either of these options, or if you have donations for our garage sale, please email me here
Thank you for being an answer to our prayers. Your prayers and/or giving not only blesses us, but is also an investment in God's Kingdom. We will continue to keep you all updated on our process and "Hope's" health as much as we can. Please pray that God will be glorified through this whole process and that His purposes will be fulfilled.

*In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. Individual donations of $250 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $250 will gladly be sent upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.


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