Saturday, November 28, 2009

Money Continued To Come In Today!

This was left at our door today along with a container full of dollars and change for the "Darya Project". These precious girls set up a "Hot Chocolate and Pie" stand this morning to raise money. As it turns out, one of them was adopted from Guatemala when she was one year old, and she is the one who spear-headed the effort. All together, they brought over $125.00 to our house.....isn't that great???

The more I have thought about the "$100 for 200" (or as some have suggested, "$50 for 400") ministry idea, I have started to lean toward allowing Lydia to lead it (she certainly wants to).....and welcoming young people to join in and get involved to make the commitment for 2010. Wouldn't it be awesome to see our youth babysitting, doing bake sales, chores around the house, lemonade stands, raking leaves, etc. in order to send in $50.00 a month to save an orphan?? They could see the picture of the child, even post it on their fridge at home, and know their hard work is going to literally save a life. At the end of 2010, they would have the incredible blessing of knowing TWELVE ORPHANS with special needs were saved because of their efforts....literally, our youth becoming the hands and feet of Christ. What a life lesson, don't you think?

So, if you have any thoughts, suggestions, ideas.....let us know. Maybe as a big group, we can all commit to being crazy in love for those Jesus called: "the least of these". We can't save the world, but together, we can save the worlds of twelve lives next year. Maybe it is possible.

"Whatever you have done for the least of these, you have done it for Me."


  1. Just when I think I've let out all the emotions I can for sweet Darya, I went to the RR site and looked at the new commitments... and OH the flood of tears seeing her face on that page! She's coming home!!! God is SO good!!

  2. hola, i teach bible to kids at church. is a church that is growing, and the mayority of our church are kids. we do the best teaching the kids, but most of the time parents dont do their job. stories like this amaze me! because I hope one day one kid, is so crazy about Jesus as Lydia is, and that ONE day ONE kid gets inspired to DO incredible and amazing things.

    Kids can do amazing things!!!

  3. I'm totally in! Just let me know what I can do!

  4. I just wanted to say how beautiful your story is. My husband and I have adopted 6 children through the foster care system and 1 more from Ethiopia (last year).....and will be picking up our beautiful daughter in the next couple of months from Ethiopia.....8 in all....and we couldn't be more BLESSED!!! I absoulutely love your story, and just wanted to share how I have been touched. How exciting and wonderful ...I can't wait to share your story with others!!! Just wanted to say how beautiful your family is as well. God Bless you and we will put you on our family prayer list as well!! Praise God for your faithfulnees to HIM. Bring HOME HIS CHILDREN!!!

  5. I JUST read your your blog...found it from a link from another blog! HOW INSPIRING! How LOVING! I am speechless and tearful! We are actually starting the adoption process now. We have 3 biological children and this is our first adoption. I have a couple of questions for you...I am so insprired! Would you care if I emailed you? THANKS!

  6. I am so excited to see how God used Lydia to accomplish something so awesome! I will be interested to follow along if she continues to raise money. Please make sure you come let us know on the RR board. I would be happy to join in each month.