Dear Family and Friends,
We are adopting from Bulgaria again!
It seems like just yesterday we landed in the States with a new little girl named Presley. Over the last two years we have watched her grow and flourish both physically and mentally. The malnourished and scared little girl we brought home is now a healthy, active preschooler who spends her days playing with her sisters and learning her ABCs.
About 2 months ago, we felt God was still not done adding to our family as we instantly fell in love with pictures of a sweet little boy from Bulgaria who is in a similar situation to Presley. He just turned two years old and lives in an orphanage in Bulgaria. We immediately submitted an application to adopt him and have already received preliminary approval from the Bulgarian government to proceed with his adoption. We are close to submitting our formal dossier to the country of Bulgaria and within months will be traveling on our first trip to meet our sweet new boy.
The process is moving much quicker than our first adoption and we need your help! As part of the dossier submission, we need to raise a significant amount of money to offset the cost of the agency and country adoption fees. We are excited to announce that our church, Two Rivers Church, along with Lifesong For Orphans, have generously provided us with a $3,000 matching grant towards our adoption. As part of our journey, we are inviting you to partner with us as we move further in our adoption. Your assistance will go a long way towards raising the $3,000 which Two Rivers Church and Lifesong will match, making our total fundraising goal $6,000.
Please prayerfully consider how much the Lord would have you give to help us reach our goal.
We could not have even gotten this far in our journey without your encouragement, prayers and financial support to date. We have seen how the Lord has been faithful through our obedience to His will and look forward to His continued blessing as we eventually bring home our child! May God also bless you as well!
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Mitchell 08581”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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