Thursday, May 29, 2008
well aside from the hot dogs looking and tasting nasty, the orphan/adoption ministry fundraiser was a success! it was really nice to talk to people and let our church know that there are a few couples in or about to begin the adoption process. Aaron and i both feel pretty strongly about the church being our family and we want as many people as possible praying for our future kiddos before and after they come home. we want our church family to be involved in the process. it was nice to answer questions and meet with such enthusiasm. i love our church!! we got off to a shaky start. if you know me or my mom than you probably guessed that we were late (of course!). it was pouring down rain and so we were going to be outside in the rain under a 10' x 10' canopy. i don't do well in the cold and neither does my mom. we thought wed have to bag it because of the rain but bonnie (the encourager) told us to go ahead and we'd just trust God to meet us there. He sure did! my mom had a lead foot. i think i said "you're speeding" or "SLOOOW DOWN!" like a hundred times. we got there and decided not to cook the dogs early Jeff had a cook station waiting for us at pasco rentals to pick up so we could just boil them on demand. they turned out sick! but at least we didn't waste any. we sold all the muffins too. luckily when we got there, they let us setup under the overhang so we wouldn't get rained on. I've got to say God totally blessed our efforts. when we got there we all prayed that God would have his hand over it and the rain stopped, clouds dried up and the sun was out and shining by second service. yeah God! we raised a good amount for the ministry but more importantly i hope we raised awareness and God will remind people to be praying! all this with no announcement and basically last minute prep. Marty announced at church last night that we'll be selling them again on Sunday and then went on about how the dogs tasted and looked so gross. thank you for spreading the word Marty! we are for sure getting Nathan's instead of the yucky dogs we got last week and i think we are going to grill them this time instead of boiling. we got our home study contract but haven't raised enough money to mail it in yet so, we're praying! i need more patience.