Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! Psalm 31:19

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Puzzle Fundraiser

As you know, we are currently in the process of adopting at least one child, or, if the Lord allows, two siblings from Uganda. As you may or may not know, this is a very costly venture. We are so grateful for how God has already provided for us, and are excited to see Him working to bring in the needed funds!

The PUZZLE is an opportunity for you to join with us in this ministry of adoption. We will be putting together a puzzle for our adopted child(ren), and we would like to give you the opportunity to sponsor parts of that puzzle, whether it's one piece or several pieces. As each piece is sponsored, we will assemble the puzzle and keep you updated via our blog and facebook (or email if you prefer). If you choose to participate, your name will be written on the back of each piece that you sponsor. This way, when our child or children are home, they will have a beautiful record of how many people helped bring them home - and more importantly, of God's perfect plan for their lives!

Here is how it works:
We bought a 500 piece puzzle. Each piece donated is $20. You may donate as many pieces as you'd like and for as much as you would like to give if you want to donate more than $20.

We will be using Paypal for this fundraiser. The Paypal Donation button is located on the top right side of our blog. This will link you to our paypal account for you to send us your donation. If you don't have a paypal account or prefer to send a check, please email me and I can send you our mailing address. awerleys@yahoo.com If you could also share on facebook, email, tweet and tell everyone you know, we would be more than grateful.

This is a poem I found on an adoption blog I have followed that I love and feel fits our hearts behind this fundraiser:

Pieces are scattered everywhere,
With no reason and no rhyme –
Tiny glimpses of a picture
That my eyes can’t seem to find.

My fingers fumble clumsily,
Searching for that certain piece.
Glancing, shifting, gazing, turning,
But the fit is not complete.

Your life is like this puzzle;
Though you’re frustrated, mystified
With these glimpses of a picture
That your heart can’t seem to find.

God sees the puzzle of your life,
Not as pieces, but as whole.
His mind is not confused or bent
By the turmoil in your soul.

For each piece is carefully fitted –
Flawlessly filling every space.
A breathtakingly magnificent portrait
Of His glory, love and grace!

Thank you so much for your time in keeping updated on what is happening in our adoption process. And we could never express to you how much we appreciate your continued prayers during this process!!

"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!"
Psalm 115:1

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