The picture above is a wonderful example of people we don’t even know stepping up to help us adopt. One of our friends, Bekah, teaches at Calvary Christian High School and explained to her students what we were doing. In a spontaneous attempt to help, her classes rounded up $42.36, which absolutely humbles and blesses us. Little by little, God is placing people in our paths, many of whom we do not personally know, to help accomplish His purposes.
This week also produced another excitement, as we were awarded a $2000 grant! Thank you Lord! We are so grateful, so thankful, and are encouraged to continue to press forward, knowing that we are doing exactly what we’re supposed to be doing. We also applied for two other grants this week, so please pray that these entities would see our situation (three adoptions at once!), and be moved with compassion to help. But we’re also confident that even if we don’t receive another grant, God will provide no matter what.
Although we did start our $60K in 60 Days challenge about a week and a half early, thus far we’ve raised over $8700! Our goal is to be totally transparent with the funds, so here is the breakdown so far as of 6/9/12:
Personal Donations – these come directly from friends and family: $5665
Sales – this is money raised from selling Bracelets, T-Shirts, Garage Sales, etc: $1083
Grants – this comes from agencies through which we’ve applied for grants: $2000
We’re almost 1/6th of the way there!