Thursday, May 9, 2013

God's blessings in the form of an iPad mini raffle

So today I am really excited to tell you all about our results from our iPad mini fundraiser. Once all was said and done, we ended up raising over $500! I want to thank everyone who entered and contributed to helping us get one step closer to being able to provide a child with a family of his/her own. I also wanted to share how this raffle was not only a huge blessing for us, but also a blessing for the winner! We obviously would have been happy for anyone who won, but it was so rewarding to hear how God used this raffle to bless the woman who did win.

The winner was our friend Jess Mengel from Pennsylvania. Jess recently return from serving a short term assignment in India and plans on returning this winter to serve as a long term worker. She has been contemplating purchasing something like an iPad mini to take back to India with her to assist her in her work there and to help her stay connected to friends and family back home. From personal experience in both Bolivia and Gambia, I know how important it is to stay connected to home and to have technology to conduct research on the field that may enhance the work that one has been called to do. I also know how financially difficult it can be to return from an assignment where you weren't actually making a regular income and feel as though you need to spend several hundred dollars on something to enhance your work while also keeping you connected to your loved one at home. Congratulations again Jess and many blessings to you!

Thank you again for blessing us with your entries, I wish everyone could have won, but you are all winners in our book for helping us provide a child with a home and family :). Blessings to all of you and we will continue to keep you all up to date on our journey!

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