Before I go any further, though, I'd like to thank everyone who came out and helped to set up and run the games. A particular shout out goes to Mark and Cherish Madalinski who not only built all the games themselves but provided most of the prizes and organized all the volunteers and even made the most awesome signs to advertise the event - all in the name of love for their brothers and sisters in Christ, but most especially love for the Lord. So here we go! Welcome to Sonya's FUNdraiser Extravanganza!
The BIG Set-up
LET the FUN BEGIN!
We EVEN had a Story Tent so our visitors could hear about Jesus. For Randy and me, that's what this whole adoption is all about.. It's all about Jesus. Cassandra Mei is a part of our family now because of Him directing us to her, and because of who we are becoming as a family in Him and through Him. Thank you, Don Korreckt, for sharing the Good news of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world - willingly, gladly, gratefully!
|AW! HOW CUUUUTE!|
Well we've just about reached the end of our pictures for today, and I have saved
the best for last!
See what happens when my husband tells a full grown woman that "girls can't throw".
He just looooves to taunt. TRUST ME. :)
At the end of the day, we did not make a great deal of money on this one. But, the kids. had. a. BLAAST! AND Sonya was able to earn another $285.00 towards her little sister's airline ticket!!!! That's after subtracting expenses and a one hundred dollar donation to Waynedale Baptist Church.
The very best part of this whole thing, at least for me, was the very next day when Sonya shared with me her thoughts about how she would like to see our church
invest the one hundred dollars.
Without hesitation, Sonya declared, "I would like to give that money to Penny's husband to start a church." Interesting. Exciting. Thrilling! You see, just that morning, i had prayed to the Lord that Sonya would of her own volition do something really nice for a woman by the name of Penny Gooch at our church. Penny has gone out of her way to look out for and show Sonya that she's thinking of her and that she loves her, and I so wanted Sonya to recognize and reciprocate such loving kindness. I love it when God answers prayers so quickly! Sonya is allowing the Lord to do a good work through her by listening for His voice and
following in obedience. Sonya gave her life to Jesus back in July of 2010, and friends, I want you to know as Sonya's mother, i see Him in her. Oh, how this awareness brings
comfort to my heart!
I sure do love Sonya, and I am very proud of her! I am looking forward to the day when these two little girls, Sonya and Cassie, grow in their knowledge and understanding together of the Lord's good and perfect will for them so that He may use them as an instrument to lead many to salvation through Christ alone. Now it doesn't get any better than that!