Showing posts from November, 2010

The Fundraiser is over!!!

Wow, what a fabulous evening!!! It went off without a hitch. It was a candlelight dinner with a Thai, Ethiopian, Korean and Italian food buffet!!! Just wonderful. We also had live music from a saxophone quartet and a classical pianist. We had over 80 silent auction packages ranging from a Chicago getaway (dinner cruise for 2, Shedd Aquarium passes and hotel) to a golf package (including golf balls and titleist hats) to Spa packages, Pampered Chef baskets, Starbucks baskets......the list literally went on and on. God was definitely in this event and worked in many hearts to give to our event.

So how much did we raise???? Over $10,200!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!

It was A LOT of work and I need a couple months off before we start planning next years event! This will be an annual event that I will be a part of to help enable our church to offer grants and interest free loans through ABBA fund.

Thank you for all your prayers!

Lots of exciting things going on....

Unfortunately none of those exciting things relate directly with our getting a referral :( We are, however, super busy with our fundraiser dinner & Silent auction, which is in just 3 weeks....aaahhh!

We also are launching our church's orphan care ministry next Sunday. A lot of time and energy has gone into that as well. November 7th's service is going to be an awesome example of how adoption is one of the purest examples of the gospel, in how we had nothing and God adopted us into His family. We had nothing to do with it and nothing to give back to Him.....such a neat picture!

Our Pastor was on Moody radio today doing an interview about orphan care and the role the church has in this process. It was SO good! I wish you all could have heard it! I'll have to see if I can get the transcripts and post them!

Anyway, I'm as busy as ever, but it still doesn't keep my mind from thinking about my little girl in Thailand, and hoping …