Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pouring on the Help

Have you heard of Hope Mob?  Well, if not, today is the perfect day to learn!

Hope Mob is basically bringing together a "mob" of people to support good causes.  Their "brief description" states... "

They have "stories" that people nominate such as providing a home for someone in a Uganda, building a well in Haiti, helping a family whose youngster has cancer, sending a high school class in Kenya to school, buying a van for rescued trafficking victims in Mexico City, etc. It's amazing.  Their tagline is "Where generous strangers unite." and that becomes reality.  These stories are voted on until one becomes the featured story of the day and it is then open for people to donate money toward.

I first learned of Hope Mob through a Haiti adoption group, as they are trying to get donated airline miles for those adopting from Haiti to become a featured story.

They normally take a while for a story to become featured... but today they are putting a halt to that in order to help those affected by the tragedy in Aurora, CO.  Please go HERE to see for yourself the wonderful way they are banding together to help those in Colorado during this time!  They are looking to raise a whopping $100,000!  At this time they have almost $2,300.  Is $100,000 do-able?  Is it crazy?  I think both!  Our God is a mighty God!  I have seen HIM raise $20,000 toward an adoption.  I have seen HIM do some AMAZING things, and I know this goal is attainable!


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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

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Liam - 9

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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
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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
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Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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God knew all along that we five should be together
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