Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wow! I never dreamed the idea of maybe trying to make some cupcakes for an adoption fundraiser would be so successful! I am so grateful to God for the idea and we are so grateful to everyone who has ordered our cupcakes (some of you week after week!). In 6 weeks we have raised about $4,000.00. Can you believe it? God is so amazing to provide for us in this way.
I have friends that come help me bake, deliver, clean and box! My friend Wendy helps me bake sometimes over 30 dozen in a single day! My sister Chantel makes deliveries to the school. We load her minivan full of cupcake deliveries and she parks in the parking lot and passes them out! So fun!!!
We are getting closer to the day we leave and closer to our amount needed to go! The adoption of both Lily and Hope, the trip to get them included, will cost over $50,000. We are so grateful to God that we are only about $9,000 short of that number! It's amazing to be at the point where we can imagine starting a fund for the girls' surgeries. If we receive any money over what we need for our trip that is what the money will go to. Hope will have an appointment within 2 days after we bring her home so that her surgery can be done as soon as possible. Lily will need a surgery that is top priority as well.
Thank you for all of your love and support. As I bake and mix frosting I keep thinking about those girls on the other side of the earth waiting for us to come get them. We will hopefully receive the last 3 approvals needed from China shortly. And we are still praying that we will get approved to go get them in December!