Just wanted to explain our chip-in button on the left side of the blog...it DID read $215 (Yeah!) but for some reason, it went to zero and we couldn't seem to figure out how to fix it on the blog. The money is still in our paypal account with chip-in, it just wasn't showing up on the blog. We decided to just start a new chip- in button on the blog. It works fine now and we didn't lose the money so we're all set. We'd be thrilled if people would continue to support us by donating to our chip-in button :) Not tax deductible, but we will be able to use that money when we need to make the BIG payment to our international adoption agency.
Also, a little update on our puzzle fundraiser! We've had some people donate specifically for puzzle pieces and others that have just given us a little donation just because! We've been "purchasing" puzzle pieces for everyone that donates ever since we started the puzzle fundraiser...even if they haven't specified that they were donating for a puzzle piece. We recently received a wonderful donation check for $100 so we put 10 puzzle pieces aside for that thoughtful family! What a blessing!
So far we have had 76 puzzle pieces donated! We are so thankful to those that have donated! But that still leaves a lot of pieces still available for donations. 437 to be exact. Would you please prayerfully consider donating one or more puzzle pieces to bringing Joseph home? Each puzzle piece is just $10. You can go to the top right hand side of the blog and click the puzzle pieces button to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser. Please feel free to spread the word and ask others to donate to our chip-in, our Reece's Rainbow button or even in person to purchase puzzle pieces to bring our little boy home. And come back and let me know that you donated so we can get your name on our puzzle!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this...I know life is busy and we're all so swamped with the "stuff of life" but this little boy needs the funds to be raised so he can come home. He needs to come home before he reaches that scary "transfer" age...please consider helping to bring him home so that he will never have to know what the inside of an institution looks like.
And please know we pray for our benefactors each and every day!