Monday, January 17, 2011

The Money Aspect

It has been such a blessing to see how God's children have come together to raise money for the Kilgores to adopt Davids in such a short time period! Their stepping out in faith, not knowing where the money would come from, but feeling that this call was coming from God, and then having the money come rolling in has been an amazing testimony to those of us who know first hand how hard it can be at times to raise those much-needed funds!

As I go forward with God's call to adopt internationally I see time and again how He has provided for each step of the way. Unfortunately I'm at the point where I'm getting ready to write another large check and am working on getting the funding for that step of the process myself.

Two ways I am working to raise money for this adoption (besides cutting back, selling things at consignment stores, etc) are to sell handmade items.

I have necklaces which I've made that have been quite the hit! I've loved seeing these sell and receive so many wonderful comments. You can click on the link above under the header or HERE to see the necklaces I currently have for sale. Any that are sold I will take down as soon as I get the email letting me know someone would like a certain number. Please email first (anglsamngulb at hotmail dot com) though just in case someone else emails ahead and I haven't gotten it down prior to another wanting the same one. Most all of these are $15 each, including shipping, with a couple of them being just $10 including shipping.

I am also making and selling tshirts. I have SOME that are already made up which are for sale, but also show what CAN be put on a shirt. I then have a list of blank shirts that I can make specifically for you in any pattern/style you'd like from the designs available. Most of these are also $15, with a couple of my first creations running just $10, all including shipping. Again, please email first to make sure that the one you'd like is available!

There are links on the left sidebar that you can use to pay for an item once you know it's available. There is also a link for strict donations if you feel so inclined.

Thank you to all those who have and do support adoption both prayerfully and financially. It is an important aspect of caring for orphans!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

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• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you