Sunday, March 1, 2015

Update and Fund-raiser

We know that we have been doing so much fundraising, and honestly, it is incredibly difficult to ask for your help again.

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 $35,000. That's certainly more than we have. We know God is a faithful God, and He is guiding us as we trust in Him to provide. By God's grace we have been able to pay the initial $15,000.
Our paperwork has been sent to Ch*na. It is *estimated* that we will be traveling to bring our son home in May. I wish I could share the picture we have of our son, "Judah". He is beautiful. "Judah" has thalassemia. The type he has causes a life-threatening anemia that requires regular blood transfusions and extensive ongoing medical care. These extensive, lifelong blood transfusions lead to iron-overload which must be treated with chelation therapy to prevent early death from organ failure. Due to "Judah's" health we are expediting his adoption.

Our friends have put together a great fund-raiser for us. We are now selling these awesome t-shirts to help raise the funds needed to bring our son home. Every $25 donation will get you one of these tees.
Click the link below for details. You also have the option to just donate if you do not want a tee. Please pray, share, and donate if you can. Thank you.

"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3