Monday

And the GRAND TOTAL is....

You guys completely blew me away.

It's one thing to be compelled, inspired to make a difference.

It's another to act on it.

I'm so proud to call each of you a friend. For each person without employment who stepped out in faith...for each child who gave their saved up pennies...for each Mom and Dad who gave from their abundance...for each who gave, even though they didn't have it. For those who prayed....Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Okay, before I get weepy again, I'll give you the GRAND TOTAL:
$1,600.00 x TWO = $3,200

THREE-THOUSAND-TWO-HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!

Now, that's a lot of chickens and blankets.

Thank you, God!


Don't forget, even though it's not being matched, You can still give....the Need is great.

And if you're interested in talking about international adoption, my sister, Kara would love to talk with you! (tulioab@hotmail.com). You can learn more about AWAA, the agency they used, here.




P.S. And as a thank you, I'll be throwing up TWO awesome giveaway posts on Tuesday!


14 comments:

Myra said...

Absolutely phenomenal!!! Love it!!!!

~love said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! this seriously makes me so JOYFUL. i LOVE it.

thanks for listening and stepping out in faith. what a blessing this will be to the precious people Katie is ministering to! =)

Anonymous said...

I love you! I love your heart! I love the people who read your blog. I love Jesus! I love that you love Jesus! I love that the people who read you love Jesus!

"I don't want to go through the motions. I don't want live one more day, without your all consuming passion inside of me. I don't want to spend my whole life asking, "What If I had given everything... instead of going through the motions.""

Beth said...

What a joy to see the out pouring of peoples hearts, and their pocketbooks! Thank you Kristen for hosting this, and for MATCHING! And a huge thank you to Katie and her family for opening their hearts to God's call and for challenging us to do the same!

Muthering Heights said...

OMGoodness!!! What an inspiration!

Amy Lynn said...

Thanks for matching that money, Kristen. You're great.

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Smiling all over... Watching what happened today was just amazing.

Blessings,
Donna

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

God is so good!

Becca said...

It's so awesome to be a part of something big!

Erica said...

God is good. Thank you for taking His call and doing something so selfless. <3

Kari said...

God is so faithful. I was sent to your amazing blog via your twin sister. We are adoption friends... adopted thru AWAA & both have beautiful Ethiopian daughters. I love your passion and fun with life!! I'm a new fan of your blog-thanks Kara!
We started an adoption blog/website & building it to be a one-stop shop. Also having a fun giveaway this week- come on over & maybe THAT family will win:) I included a beautiful necklace hand-made by Katie Davis' team of Ugandan women.
www.mycrazyadoption.org

Vicky said...

Wow! Thanks for matching that is awesome of you and your family. That is 320 chickens or 320 blankets or 640 packets of seeds or aprox 53.5% of their land purchase price.

nicole said...

Awesome! What a sign of hope!

Tami said...

Congratulations Kristen. I was watching you celebrate all day on twitter! We are doing backpacks for under priveleged school children in the US via World Vision...but have done chickens and cows with W.V. in the past. I was excited to see the powerful influence you were able to affect via your posting. Praise God!