Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Poll Time!

OK, now we're throwing fundraising ideas around for this adoption while we wait for the referral. Because, let's face it, it's expensive. The Lord has provided abundantly for us and will continue...we know that. We have scrimped and saved and will continue, but it would be nice to have some savings left when this is finished.

Recently another adoptive family has shared an idea that has worked well for them and will allow us to use that same idea.....T-shirts! My question is, how many of you would enjoy a fundraiser like this? The shirts would be really cool...the same ones we used for our missions trip this summer and would go for a minimun donation of $20.
We just want to make sure it would go over well before we commit to it. So, would you like a t-shirt? Here is a picture of the back of the shirt:

The verse is John 14:16, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
And this is the front of the shirt:We would really like to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail so we can get a feel for whether or not this is the way we should go. marshallandjill@hotmail.com

The other thing we have done is set up an account with our adoption agency that allows people to give directly to our adoption through them so you can get a tax receipt and claim your gift on your taxes. That works out well for everyone. We are limited in the amount we can raise through that account. Any overflow goes to other families in need. We can raise up to $4000 more through that avenue (that would benefit our family), so if you're interested in that, let us know too through the same email. Easy squeezy!

Most of all, we appreciate your prayers through this journey. We continue to need them as we wait and our boys continue to need them as they are not home yet. Thank you for your love and support!!

3 comments:

Steve & Anna said...

I am praying for you both as you wait! I will also pray for your financial needs - knowing He cares and has already decided a way to provide!
With love,
Anna

curtisfamily93 said...

Whenever someone talks about "providing" it takes me back to my young christian days of a song we sang in church...

"Deliverance
Jehovah Jireh"

Jehovah Jireh my provider
His grace is sufficient for me
For me, for me
Jehovah Jireh my provider
His grace is sufficient for me

The Lord shall provide all my needs
According to His riches in Glory
The Lord shall provide Himself a lamb for sacrifice
Jehovah Jireh takes care of me
Of me, of me

Jehovah Jireh my provider
His grace is sufficient for me
For me, for me
Jehovah Jireh my provider
His grace is sufficient for me

The Lord shall provide all my needs
According to His riches in Glory
The Lord shall provide Himself a lamb for sacrifice
Jehovah Jireh takes care of me
Of me, of me

so whenever I'm nervous or waiting on provisions of anykind...i think of this song.

Lord, Jehovah Jireh, I pray for the Coen Family as a whole, I pray You provide them with UNITY, unite this family as a whole, quickly according to Your Word, according to Your Will. In Peace, in health, in grace. Bless them OUTRAGEOUSLY, Lord!, I pray the financial situation is given unto YOU, Provide them ALL their needs to unite the family as soon as possible.. In the name of Jesus, AMEN!

P.S. I'll order a shirt or 2...;)

Ted and Jill said...

I love your blog. We are also adopting two children from ET. I love the t-shirts also. May have to beg my husband to buy me one :)

God bless your journey! God will provide the strength and courage you need.

Jill