Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

What can I say, friends....we are blessed!  Blessed to have had a very successful fundraiser meal today surrounded by incredibly supportive and loving friends and family.  It was hard work beautifully paid off.

Thank you to all who came out to support us and Nora today.  Thank you for eating and having fellowship with one another.  Thank you for your prayers.  Thank you for your financial donations.  You are all amazing and we are smiling ear to ear at what God is doing to care for the orphan...specifically "our" orphan, Nora.   As you can see with the fundraiser goal thermometer on the right-hand column, we have now come even closer to our overall goal amount which is such a huge blessing.

I can not talk about our meal without also thanking all of the volunteers who helped make it happen.  Thanks to Abbe Votaw for helping me shop for some of the food.  Thanks to my parents for keeping care of our children so we could focus on the task at hand this weekend.  Thanks to my neighbor, Holly Beachy, and Becky Latta (my mom) for helping get food ready on Saturday.  Thanks to Deb Graber and Linda Miller who were at the church bright and early this morning to chop 40 lbs of tomatoes and get the rest of final touches ready.  Thanks to the youth who helped serve. Thanks for all the other adult volunteers who helped serve in the line and get all the techy stuff running.  Thanks to Sharon Yoder, Linda Miller, Danny Miller, Kris Miller, and Jerry Latta (my dad), for staying extra long cleaning up the aftermath with us.  Finally, thanks to my hubby who had to put up with me counting out food quantities and volunteers for the last month, shopping for all the fixings to feed 450 people, and for all your help today.  You are each amazing!

While eating, many of you may have seen the slideshow running of pictures of our sweet little lady, but you wouldn't have heard the music, so enjoy the slideshow one more time with a beautiful song.  This song was written and sung by another father currently in their own adoption process.  All proceeds from the sale of his song on ITunes go towards their own adoption.  What an awesome way to use his giftings to help bring his own daughter home!  If you love the song, please help them out by purchasing the song for yourself on ITunes ("Ellie's Song" by Gregg Gober).

We will continue to keep you updated on here as we get any news from Haiti.  We are truly praying for God's will to reign...we know He wants Nora home as fast as we do!  Blessings to you all, and again...our many, many thanks for all you are doing to support us in this journey!

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