Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chappy Is Home From Africa!!!

Not a long post this evening.....if you had been away from your husband for two weeks, would you spend time on the computer???

I will be giving Lydia's total tomorrow after I check the mail, so check back. We still have a loooong way to go to reach $20,000.00 by Thanksgiving. It is a huge amount to earn in only 9 days, however since Lydia ingeniously broke it down to 200 people giving $100.00, it still seems possible. She keeps reminding me of the millions who live around the world and says we only need 200 people to step up.

Today, we had 600 hits on the blog----which means the word is spreading. I know God is working on hearts and bringing all who are supposed to be a part of this mission together. You might not be able to give financially, but you could be the voice that carries Lydia's plea to someone else who can give. And every person can pray. I hope you own this project, because each person visiting our blog has become a part of it. The Father has brought us together from all over to rescue one of His who had been forgotten by the world.....but never forgotten by Him. Can you picture Him looking all over the world and picking each of us out to be a part of Darya's life??? Indeed, we are privileged. I'm so excited to be a part of it, aren't you???

"But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish." Psalm 9:18

P.S. By the way, I appreciate all who pushed me to do PayPal. I am a slow learner, but you were right, it does make it easier for people to donate. We had 7 PayPal donations today. Praise the Lord!!


  1. Welcome home Chappy!!

    600 hits... hm. So if every person who visited your site would just give $33, you'd have the full amount!!! Talk about doable!!!

  2. Tears are rolling down my cheeks reading about your journey. We have two beautiful Russian daughters too who both have special needs. On our trip to get our second daughter our friends adopted a precious little girl with a cleft lip and palate named Daria.

    Is it possible that we could bring the money to you or meet you somewhere (we live in Franklin)? I would love for my 10 and 11 year old Russian girls to be a part of this. Just e-mail me

    Dabney Klein

  3. Melanie ... could you email me at ... I'd like to blog to help spread the word, but I have a question for you first. :) Thanks!