Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bring Home Baby Adey Fundraiser!!!!!

Meet the Gurskes. (if you haven't already) ;)

Jeff and Bethany adopted little Leul about the same time we adopted Silas. We were in process together, received our referrals within two weeks of each other, traveled within three weeks of each other, and have walked the ups and downs of adoption together. David and I adore this sweet couple and are blessed to call them friends. Bethany and I have hung out a few times since I've been in Oregon and she even taught me how to properly cut Silas' hair!! (more on the at in another post)Jeff and Bethany started the adoption process for baby #2 shortly after returning home with Leul. The financial burden of adoption is huge. Absolutely 110% worth it but huge. God has provided in AMAZING ways for this sweet family, they have sacrificed in gigantic ways in order to bring baby Adey into their family. They are excited. So are we.

All of the paperwork is done. Baby Adey is legally a Gurske. They are almost there. The last thing they need is to pay for travel expenses. In other words.....they are in need of $3,500.00 to cover travel and in country costs.

I'm not going to spoil anything for Jeff and Bethany, they aren't sharing her picture just yet but I do have permission to post her AMAZING little eyes! Isn't she precious?
Jeff and Bethany are traveling a week before they meet baby Adey in order to do some humanitarian work in a country they love, the birth country of their children. They will be visiting orphanages and just being the hands and feet of Christ. How awesome is that?!! Its been amazing to watch the Lord open doors for them as they seek to do more!

In an effort to support Jeff and Bethany I am hosting a raffle. Sweet Tracy over at Junk Posse has donated a BEAUTIFUL "Be the change" necklace to kick off the raffle.

The Perpetual Change has donated two T-shirts! The winner of each will get to choose which shirt they would like. AWESOME huh?!?

I am accepting other donations and will update here as they come in. If you'd like to help in this way please see the instructions below for more information.

Here's how it works:

If you have something you'd like to donate for the raffle please send me an email. - it can be anything. Something you make, something you have on hand that you think someone else might like, T-shirts, jewelry, gift cards, you name it we'll take it. To save on shipping I'll have the donor mail directly to the winner. I'll keep your contact information and let you know after the drawing.

Once the donations start coming in I'll list them all here with pictures and links to the donors.

Raffle tickets will be $10 each, you can post a comment here along with how many tickets you want, donate through the chip in link on the side bar. I'll be writing each name on a piece of paper for the final drawing. We'll draw for as many gifts as we have.

The Gurskes could be traveling as early as the first week of July so we'll run the raffle until June 30th.

All donations will be made via paypal/chip in and will go directly to the Gurske's.
In order to pass the word and get as much exposure as possible feel free to copy and paste any portion of this blog post and post it on your blog!

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Most of all THANK YOU!!!

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