It has been a long time since I have blogged. Life has been crazy, busy and blessed! A lot has happened in past months, but basically we are still plugging away with our adoption process, doing all we can to bring our boy home, and trusting in God's perfect timing and provision. He is SO good to us, and has proven time and time again, that we surely can trust Him, and that He does give good gifts to His children. And today, on this Thanksgiving morning (I began writing this on Thanksgiving, but my computer gave me lots of trouble with posting it until now), I am overjoyed and thankful to announce that we have a $1000 dollar matching grant! Happy Thanksgiving to us! :)
Update we now have $563 needed in order to meet our match!
So in order to make this a bit more fun, we are going to be doing a Piece of the Puzzle fundraiser along with the matching grant. (and we are discontinuing our Guardian Angel Wall because it wasn't motivating donations anymore, it was discouraging to Cana when I didn't have more angels for her to color for the wall, and the angels keep falling down. lol) The puzzle is a beautiful Events of the Bible puzzle, and even though Levi's story isn't in the Bible, we believe his story is definitely a part of God's plan! He is not done redeeming His children!
Claus Family Support Page
Donations to our FSP are tax deductible. You can donate online, or send in a check to Reece's Rainbow as long as you remember to specify that your donation goes to the Claus family.
When the anonymous donor contacted us about the matching grant, our FSP was at $2840, so when it reaches $3840 we will have met our match and the donor will add another $1000! Before I had a chance to write this blog we have already had a significant donation, check it out!
Now, when people donate toward our FSP, we do not get notification of who the donation came from. So in order to fill our bowl with puzzle pieces I need everyone to email a copy of your donation receipt to email@example.com so I can write your name on the puzzle piece and add you to our giveaway!
*Once you have sponsored a puzzle piece you can get an extra entry by sharing on Facebook or your blog, just make sure to let me know you have shared!
So here are our prizes. I may add a few more as time goes on, but so far we have:
|Set of 2 puzzles|
|Brand new Cranium game and brain shaped silicone mold!|
|New Collectors Edition View Master set!|
|$50 donation to a family in progress to adopt. Winners Choice. |
|16GB Kindle Fire 7" tablet!|
To make this even MORE fun, I have some pictures of Levi that I have not shared with anyone, and I will share a new picture of him for every 60 puzzle pieces sponsored (Which equals $300 donated) until this fundraiser is complete! You all really want to see these pictures, I promise!
Can you be a piece of Levi's puzzle and help bring him home?
1 out of 16 photos unlocked! Donate if you want to see more cuteness! :)*These photos were staged in the "play" room while adoptive families were there picking up their children. Remember that looks can be deceiving. And please pray for our little guy.*