Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eight Days & Counting

Only eight more days until our highly anticipated Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser to help bring our little Mei Mei home and to help raise public awareness about the plight of the orphaned children throughout the world!

The support we have received thus far from friends and even strangers in the way of money toward the adoption and gifts to be used toward our event has been truly touching. To know that we are not alone in this brings me quickly to tears, friends! Thank you for your kindness! Even Sonya will comment on how God is working to bring her little sister home through the kindness of others. What a great perspective to gain at such a young age!

Friends who are not able to make it to the dinner have been quick to send monetary donations. The outpouring of apparent empathy for our situation and readiness to help meet the need is received by Randy and me with utmost gratitude and elation. Why, just yesterday a shop owner instructed his employee to reach into the cash register, pull out $50.00 and hand it to Randy, a perfect stranger to us yet someone who instinctively knows the necessity of giving toward this cause in order that we can meet the desired end. "Thank you, Father, for sending kind people our way who love You!"

The list of donations for the silent auction has been updated, and in the days ahead this list is sure to grow as we await to hear from various stores and shops that have been contacted. As things have gone, 90% of those remaining will say "yes"!

The following is the most recent list of donations to our fund raising event:

Rainbow Furniture, Holiday Inn, the Mastodon Grille, Ciocca's Cleaning and Restoration, Dantzer Heating and Cooling, Blondie's Cookies, Cookie Cottage, Crazy Pinz, Rave Theatres, Regal Cinemas, B. Antonio's Pizza,Comfort Quilters, Atz's Ice Cream, Home Transformations Residential Cleaning Service, Cottage Flowers, Spyro's Pancake House, New Haven Bakery, Abby Brown's Chocolates, Forever Friends Floral, Office Depot,
Too Much Fun Rubber Stamps, Art by Mindy Bermes, Roberts Shoes, Azteca Restaurant, Pro Bowl, Georgetown Bowl, Neuhouser Garden and Gifts,
Eagle Tile, Three Rivers Natural Grocery Food Co-op, Lighthouse Oil Painting by Lydia, Mary Kay Products, the Country Baker, Stitch N Frame, Peg Perego, Nature’s Corner Antiques, Stoller’s Antique Mall and Collector’s Gallery,Umber’s Do-It-Best Hardware, Cosmos Restaurants, IHOP, the Health Food Shoppe of Fort Wayne, Don Hall’s Restaurants, GFS, the Asian Market, Star 88.3, 90.3 fm, Bob Evans, O'Charley's, New Revelation Hair Care Center, Kelley Family of Autos and many others! Many miscellaneous household items and art work will also be available for bid.

We hope to see all of you there! Please tell all of your friends and family to come out and support us as we endeavor to bridge the "money gap" which separates us from our precious and dearly loved little girl!

We do expect a huge turn-out, God willing. We are leaving it all in His hands. We will continue to do the footwork as He directs our footsteps so that He can do the rest! "Praise you, Father, forever and ever! Amen!"

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