Monday, October 8, 2012

Numero Uno...

I want to thank everyone who helped us out with the Ordinary Hero Grant giveaway.  We were not in the top 3, but we did get honorable mention.  And you all helped us raise $488 that will go straight to Celebrate Children to help pay the remaining balance on our program fees. Praise God!  Some of you might me wondering how much more we have to go... With Ordinary Hero our Humanitarian aid is basically paid(we will provide the remaining $12).  We owe $10,000 which is for the Ethiopia program fee.  I believe $5000 of that is due at referral and or the first trip and the second $5000 is due when we travel for pickup.  Our travel expenses are also hefty.  Our first trip will be about $4500-$5000.  And that might be coming up within the next three to four months because...drum roll please... We are number 1 on the list for either gender!!!! I did not feel like we would EVER get there.  Our agency director has been so patient with my weekly emails.  However, we are in desperate need of help regarding our travel funds.  We will have approximately $500 that we have saved up.  We are asking that you email, call, share our blog, send letters to people you know who might be interested in helping us pay for our first trip.  Maybe you have some miles you can donate.. Maybe someone you know has miles they can donate... Maybe they can loan us some miles and we can pay them back... Anything will help. Also, we are currently selling Yankee candles to help with our travel expenses.  If you are interested in selling on our behalf, leave a comment... Please continue to pray for us... We are so close, and so restless.  God has really been preparing us for this over the past several months.  I will leave you with a verse I have been leaning on lately.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
 
~Tara

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