5/5/5…What is this?

I would love to tell you how YOU can help 5 families and 7 children this month, for only $5!

We have been chosen this month as one of the 5/5/5 for Families recipients through Reece’s Rainbow. YAY!!!

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This grant is a bit different from the others. Instead of the organization and their fundraisers working to raise the grant funds the recipients are involved. We share about the 5/5/5 opportunity, Reece’s Rainbow, and the families and children.

So, let me brake down the 5’s.

5 – Five families who are close to traveling are selected by a committee of five men and women who have all adopted. These five members have adopted from Russia, Latin America, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Armenia, and China. Yes, if you are counting that is more than five countries!

5 – The funds are divided among the 5 families on the 5th of the following month. We are one of October’s families, we will receive our funds November 5.

5 – And now the fun part! How are the funds raised? Donors contribute $5 (or $10, $25, whatever amount) to the 5/5/5 grant. This can be a one-time gift or set up to be re-curing monthly! I know $5 may not sound like a lot, but when many people come together it adds up quickly.

That is the break down on the 5/5/5 for Families. We would very much appreciate anything you have to “throw into the pot” this month.

It is such a blessing to watch these children finally join their forever families and a bonus to know that your $5 helped make that happen. We set up our re-curing $5 in May and are so glad we did.

Would you please consider being a 5/5/5 donor?

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

I almost forget! When the total reaches $1,000 I will let Little Moose do my hair and Little Mouse will do my make-up and we will spend 1 hour in public. Yes, I will take pictures! 🙂

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Been Awhile

I have not been good at keeping this updated lately! 😦 So this post will be updates.

We received our “official” match with Ruthie last month!!! Our paperwork came October 8, we also signed our “consent to proceed” that morning and sent it back. On October 13 we had all the necessary paperwork together to file our I800 with USCIS. They have received our giant packet of papers/forms and are currently processes it. This should take 2-3 weeks, obviously we are praying and hoping we’re on the quick end of that timeline. This process is so detailed and confusing! I would be lost and probably in a puddle of tears if it weren’t for our awesome agency and Cathy!

So, we are in the “waiting” game again. The good news is that we will be filing paperwork soon to get Ruthie’s Visa started and have a judge assigned!! I love being in the home stretch!!

We have several fundraisers going.

We were chosen this month for a grants through Reece’s Rainbow called 5/5/5 for Families. I will do another posting on what exactly that is, but you can check it out here 5/5/5 and by giving $5 help raise this months grant total to help 5 families!

We are doing a “Can Drive” through November 7. We are asking everyone to save cans for us, we will then collect them all and turn them in on November 7. Cans can be dropped off at our house anytime, we have a bin labeled CANS outside. If you are not local you can still help. Just collect cans on your own, turn them in to your recycling center, and send us a check or deposit into our FSP, there is a link on the side column. You can also share our flyer. CanDrive

I am making monogram ornaments! They are made of wood and are 3in tall. Each ornament can be personalized with your choice of paper overlay, name, and date. I have several paper options available. We can discuss if you want something different. They are $10 each shipped or $8 local. More info can be found here Monogram Ornaments

There are several hand painted eggs still available. Once all eggs are purchased or we receive travel dates we will draw for the winner of the carved egg from Ruthie’s country. Info about eggs can be found here Hand Painted Eggs

Pizza Ranch has us on the calendar for Monday, November 16 for a fundraiser. We are waiting for approval from the owner since we are not a business. Please pray with us that they do allow us to hold the fundraiser and that God would bless us through it.

Zack has a few things he is working on too. Keep an eye out for those and remember any donations made to our FSP through Reece’s Rainbow are tax deductable!