Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fundraiser and Latest News

For us the road to Africa is paved with watermelon seeds.  We first started selling watermelons back in 2011 to fundraise for our mission trip.  We literally set out with a truck and trailer headed south.  God blew us away by redirecting us and putting us right where we needed to be. And we came home loaded with melons. 

Last year we sold melons again to raise money for our adoption.  And we have been busy selling melons the last couple of weeks.  This year the season was later and shorter due to all the rain but we still had two good weekends of selling melons. 

God has blessed our efforts and the money raised will be go toward paying for our lawyer fees. 

We still are not fully funded, so our next fundraiser is a yard sale.  Our dining room is being used as our collection site.  We still have more cleaning out to do.  We are sick of clutter, which makes it easier to part with things. 

If you live near us and have some things that you have been meaning to get rid of, we would love to take them off your hands.  You can call us, email or text us and we will work out the details of getting your items.  We do not have a date set for the sale, but we want to have it in August.  If you would like to help set up or help on the day of the sale, we would love the extra hands.

In other adoption related news...we mailed our dossier this week.  If you are not familiar with what this is, it is basically multiple copies of all your personal information.  Ours weighed in at almost 5 pounds.  It is on it's way to Uganda.  Please pray it arrives quickly.  I checked, rechecked and checked again all our documents before sending them off.  It is pretty nerve wracking making sure that you have everything that is needed.  I was a little nervous to let the lady at the counter take it, but I had already had a prayer meeting over these papers while I was sitting in the car.  So off it went!

Our next step is...


Can you tell I am a little worked up over it.  There is nothing left for us to do except fundraise before we go.  (Oh who am I kidding, there is lots of things to do but you know what I mean)

Soon I will list specific ways that you can pray for us.  For now you can pray for our court date.  The courts are on break right now and will start back up August 15th.  When the courts reconvene, there will be new Judges in place.  We are praying that this does not cause a big delay in issuing court dates.  We are really hoping that we get a September court date so we can be back home before the holidays. 

Thanks for following along on our journey!

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