Monday, October 8, 2012

Praise!

We had a wonderful weekend!

I hosted our Halloween Fundraiser on our Facebook page and it was a great success! We raised over $700!

Sunday after mass, there were Knights of Columbus outside handing out candy for donations. Their new charity of choice is... wait for it... INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES!

Can I get a *GASP* and a "WHAT?!"

Seriously, God is good, you guys. I spoke with one of the Knights, told him all about Nico, and he said that they would be more than happy to help us with some fundraiser events!!

So, I came home and told my friend Becki about the happenings, and she had just finished talking to her parish about a new parish mission she started that involves spreading awareness for the orphans and it went very well. This all gave me the courage I needed to email my pastor about our adoption and possibly starting a similar ministry.

He was very receptive and told me that the pro life ministry would be happy to help us and that he was sure the Knights could also assist.

This was the one thing that was looming over me, because I need to get the ball rolling on local fundraisers instead of it all being online. So far, our online fundraisers have been massively successful, but we will have to work hard to bring this sweetie home, and that's going to have to come from all angles.

I have picked up a part time job and will work when Kyle is off. It won't bring in much, but money is money!

Tomorrow is my physical for the adoption. We have a few other things to get done before the social worker comes back. Please pray that Kyle and I both get all of these things done smoothly. The prayers are leading us through. We appreciate you all, very, very much!

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7 comments:

  1. That's so awesome!!!! I'll admit, I'm totally stalking your fundraising button and love to see it go up and adding physical fundraisers is going to speed things up so much I bet!!!

    Praying for you guys! I can hardly wait to see a picture of Nico in your arms and being cuddled by his big sisters!

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    1. Cammie, what's amazing is that's ONLY what people have donated THROUGH that widget!! The money that people have sent directly to me or given me in person doesn't reflect on that. Between his grant, our FSP, and fundraising, we've already raised $3,010 in just a couple weeks!!!!!!!!

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  2. I'm so happy things have been so successful & going well! I will be praying for local fundraisers & for continued success! Thanks for the update!

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    1. Thank you! You've been such a wonderful support system and prayer warrior! <3

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  3. Nico will be a local celebrity by the time you get him home! GO MAMA!

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    1. And rightfully so. He's super awesome!

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  4. That's fantastic, Kara! Woot for parish support!!! :-) Definitely smiling over here.

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