The numbers are in…
and our Shop2Adopt Yard Sale Fundraiser was a great success!
What made it such a success you ask? Well it took 47 generous volunteers, 20 tables, 12 dozen cookies, 6 well placed signs, 3 newspaper ads, and 1 garage filled the BRIM with wonderful donated items. Our fantastic volunteers spent hours carefully sorting and setting and staging. More hours working the sale. And still more hours cleaning-up after. What a generous team of people!
Through the efforts of all 47 volunteers we were able to raise $6,000. As Paul says in the book of Ephesians, “God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”, and this outcome was certainly just that.
We are thrilled to have been able to designate $4500 of the total to our family’s adoption fund at AdoptTogether.org, allowing us to be many steps closer to reaching our goal and bringing our little girl home. We are also excited to designate $1500 of the funds raised to the organization AdoptTogether.org, where the donation will be designated for other families with the same adoption dreams, in the same position of need. What joy to know we are a part of other peoples journey’s as well.
It was a wonderful event, and one that we hope might become a tradition at our church in years to come. God showered his blessing in a special way on this event and we are thrilled to know we are steps closer to meeting our ‘someday daughter’ from China because of this effort. How amazing to know that whether or not she is even conceived, she is known to God and loved by so many supportive friends in our church community.
He is able!