THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, April 04, 2008

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group...


Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group! I am going to be driving to Kansas City and will miss the chat, but there is some important information that I wanted to roll out about the latest project.
If you go to the Chinese Starfish Blog, you can see that there are several babies who need surgeries in the very near future. One thing that I found really surprising is that Amanda has just recently been contacted by some larger orphanages and asked for help with fundraising for some of their babies.
The amount of money that needs to be raised seems so large, but when I thought about it, if we break it up into smaller amounts and have numerous blogs working to raise the funds, I think it can be done. I would like to encourage each of you to choose a baby from the Starfish Blog that you would like to sponsor during this fundraiser.
Verna is making fabulous links like the one above for each of the babies. The link will take people directly to the Starfish donation link. If each baby can have 5-8 sponsors, I would think that the money could be raised for their surgeries. Each blog that participates, touches that many more people. After everyone signs on, we will be able to calculate how much money each blog would need to raise in order to hit the totals needed.

Verna is donating all of her profits from her blog designs this month to the Starfish Surgeries. So, if you need a new blog look, please contact her.

I am going to meet with the Pastor of my church to see if they are willing to make a donation.
Please feel free to spread the word. We will distribute photo links to anyone who wants one.
April has raised a significant amount of the money that Breanna needs for her upcoming surgery, so she doesn't need as many sponsors as the other babes do.

Also, Amanda is fully aware of what we are doing, so leave her a comment and let her know how many people support her efforts and love the children she cares for.

Also, please keep Crystal and Savannah in your prayers. They are still in Africa.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

There is no place like home...A Special Thank You To My Husband...

It's been a while since I've been away from home for several days. I enjoyed my time in Chicago, but it feels so right tonight to be home with my family.
I want to do a special post for my husband. Thank you for always loving me. Thank you for always supporting me in everything that I do. Thank you for never asking me how we are going to pay for my latest project or how we're going to make it work. Thank you for sharing my faith and believing that God will find a way. Thank you for not complaining when you couldn't open the bottom 3 drawers of your dresser because boxes of baby clothes blocked them. Thank you for not freaking out when FedEx told us how much the postage would be. God provided and still is providing the way. I love you more than I can ever put into words.
On the way home the other day, you asked me what my next project was going to be. Thank you for embracing it when I told you tonight. The word is out...we're committed now : )

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Heading for Chicago...

Today I am heading to Chicago for some corporate training. Yeah, that's going to be fun. BUT, I do love the Windy City and I haven't been there for a while, so I'm looking forward to it.
I don't know how much posting I'll be doing over the next 3 days that I'm away from home, but I'll try my best to keep in touch!