Sunday, May 30, 2010
Answering to the Call
This is why I have been asked to come to Haiti. Asked to spend a short time doing what I can to help the adults and children at a orphanage assisted by For His Glory Adoption Outreach http://www.forhisgloryoutreach.org/. I closely followed their updates after the earthquake and now I can't say no. Yes, it seems crazy that in the middle of my husband loosing his job and then getting a new job that will require us to either move or live separately, that we should now at this time spend money that we do not have to travel to a country in turmoil. Odds are that our home is not going to sell anytime soon or for any amount that it is worth. Someone kindly suggested to me at the end of the school year that I should go on a nice vacation this summer. Instead I am choosing to volunteer my professional services for one full week and my husband has agreed to do the same. Why? Because the need is great and we have knowledge and resource to give. So we are both taking a leap of faith and going to Haiti on June 14th. This is where you step in, we need your help. Honestly, we desperately need you help to at least partially fund our expenses to get there. Airfare from Colorado to Haiti is surprisingly expensive and so is the cost of lodging due to a shortage of safe places to stay.
Please stay tuned, tomorrow I will reveille a fundraiser to raise money for our Haiti mission trip. Thanks to the help of a amazing fellow adoptive mom, we will be selling beautiful custom designed t-shirts. 100% of the profits will fund our services and supplies for the orphanage in Haiti. Not only will you get a really cute or handsome shirt but you will also be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference for children directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti.