Saturday, March 3, 2012
Blogging for Adoption to Bulgaria
My brother and his wife are on a journey to adopt siblings from Bulgaria. They are a little over a third of the way with their fundraising. As many of you know, this can be a long process and one that holds many emotional ups and downs. In an effort to help get their name "out there", I want to just tell you a little bit about their story and how you can help if you are able.
Tim and Cindy live in Alaska and have two children. The biggest reason that Tim and Cindy desire to adopt is because they were adopted into God's family! They said that "physical adoption is a daily living picture of this spiritual reality. It is a constant reminder to our family and others of the grace and mercy of God and His love for the lost and care for the fatherless."
You can read more about their journey at their blog: Our Adoption Journey to Bulgaria.
Here are three specific ways that you can help them raise money for the adoption if you feel led to do so.
1) If you drink coffee, I highly suggest Just Love Coffee. They have many different roasts and blends. Our favorite is African Skies. You have the option to make a one-time purchase or to have a monthly subscription. If you have a subscription, you are less likely to run out of coffee! By the way, the shipping is the same for one bag or two, so I suggest that you buy two bags at a time.
2) Garth and I have found our new favorite t-shirts. These shirts are super comfortable and we wear them as often as we can get by with (and as often as they're clean!). Mine fits me even when I'm pregnant, which is an added bonus. They are high quality, soft shirts. Contact Tim & Cindy on their blog to find out which sizes and colors are still available.
3) Tim and Cindy are a 147 Million Orphans fundraising family as well. Anything that you purchase in the online store gives a large percentage back directly to Tim and Cindy's adoption fund. There are t-shirts, jewelry, books, mugs, and such available this way.
They are also working on a couple more fundraising options and those will go up on their blog as soon as they're available. Please feel free to subscribe to their blog so that you get their updates.