First update, we got our first set of papers off to EE!! Woohoo!! Took 3 tries to get the papers just right, but 2 weeks later and lots of time spent with a notary, county clerk, and Secretary of State employees and we have successfully sent them on their way :) Please pray they get where they need to go in a timely manner and that all is well with them. Continue to pray as we have to finish up our dossier and raise the remaining funds to bring these boys home!
Second update is the coffee fundraiser. We sold our first bag!! Yay! I know $5 isn't much but it is a start :) And I am told the coffee is really good. My sister-in-law got the Ethiopian and really like it so please consider giving up your normal coffee for a couple months to help with this great cause. Click on the link to the left of this post to order from our fundraising page and $5 for every bag purchased goes to us.
Third update, well more like a reminder :) The boys have birthdays coming up (December 10th and January 4th). Please help us celebrate!! Those who are local can come to a birthday party some friends are throwing. (email me for info) For those not so local, you can help by donating. Our goal is to raise $4300 between now and January 4th (Jackson's birthday) to fully fund the boys airfare home, their visas, medicals to come home, and passports. Please consider donating to any of these so that next year the boys can be celebrating with us. Please consider donating so these boys don't have to spend another birthday in an orphanage in a crib with no one to celebrate with, no cake, no presents, no birthday cards, and no mom and dad to give them extra hugs and tell them how much they love them. We will be posting updates on how we are doing towards our goal. We know God can provide and we are resting completely in Him to do this for these boys. And anyone making a minimum $25 donation can get an ornament with Caleb's picture on it! You can donate either on our blog or on RR site, just email us and let us know you did and your address so we can send you an ornament. If you donate a minimum $35 on RR site under Jackson on the Angel Tree page you can recieve an ornament from them with Jackson's picture on it.
I just want to thank everyone for all the prayers, donations, and sharing of our info to others that you are all doing! Thank you for doing this, not for me and my husband, but for these little boys who need a forever family to love them. I can't wait until we can share photos of them here at home with their loving family :)