Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Adoption Benefit

Our church put on an adoption benefit for a local family. It was a great success! Not only did we raise a good amount of money for them, but many people were made more aware of the plight of the orphan!

This family is such an inspiration to so many. They started out with their biological daughter, and then proceded to adopt 3 little girls from China (some with disabilities.) Now they are in the process of adopting 2 little boys from an Eastern European country... one with Down Syndrome and one with Cerebral Palsy. They guys are awesome parents and have such a burden for children around the world without families to love them.

Currently the mom and her bio. daughter are in Europe visiting their 2 little boys. They spend 5 days with them and then have to come home. In a few months, when everything is finalized, they will be able to go back and bring the boys home with them! If you want to read about their amazing story, you can on their blog, A difference to this one.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation to their adoption by following the Reese's Rainbow Sponsorship link on their blog. Every bit helps to bring these two boys home!!

The Proud Parents, Greg and Jennifer

We spent most of the day getting set up and practicing

Jimmy Passwaters came and sang in 2 bands and helped with sound
Greg and Jennifer
Ryan's family helped a ton - here we are having a decorate the basket contest :)
Ryan's wife and mom :)
They put on an amazing dinner for the benefit!
The Pickin' Pals with Jimmy Passwaters
some bluegrass gospel!
The Bay City Quartet
Greg and bio daughter, Morgan, singing along
I love this photo!
What a blessing to know these children!
Two of Greg and Jennifer's treasures with my Olivia
Our church praise team rockin' out!
Greg, Jennifer, and Sharon D
Myself and Jen :)

1 comment:

scrappy quilter said...

I'm back and what a wonderful post to come back to. It's so awesome to see a church come behind a family who is adopting and support them. I love it!! Hugs