My sweet friends Aimee and Carlton are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. This is something they have both wanted and prayed about for a long time and are now getting close to the "finish line." Some of you may not realize this, but adoption is expensive. So to help with the costs I am helping with a yard sale to raise money for them. I firmly believe that Christ calls us to adopt orphans. The picture of adoption is so beautiful to me. After all as a believer I am adopted in Christ. I pray that one day Jason and I will be able to adopt. Until that time I want to help my friends raise money to bring their daughter (Lily) home.
So how can you help??? There are lots of ways:
1. There is still time to donate items for the yard sale. If you have any gentle used items that you would like to donate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange a time for them to be dropped off.
2. Come to the yard sale and BUY BUY BUY! :) There are a lot of great items (some of which I already have my eyes on) The sale will be this Friday and Saturday May 9 and 10th from 7 am - until. The sale is in our church fellowship hall so it is rain or shine.
3. Lily's big sister Hannah Grace will be selling lemonade. So come out and enjoy some yummy lemonade for Lily :)
4. I am an Independent Consultant for Tastefully Simple. One of the many joys about being an independent consultant is that I choose where the profit from each one of my sales goes. I am donating ALL profit from every sale to the Lily Weathers China Adoption Fund. Help me do this by hosting a home taste-testing party, a party to go, or a catalog party. For convenience Tastefully Simple allows shopping online and now catalog parties can be done online as well. Visit my website (link on the right) or email me for more information.
In closing I am going to leave you with some scriptures on Adoption.
He executes justice for the orphan"--Deuteronomy 10:18a
"A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families"--Psalm 68:5-6a
"Come near and rescue me."--Psalm 69:18
"Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute."--Psalm 82:3
"How blessed is he who considers the helpless."--Psalm 41:1
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans"--James 1:27
"Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the orphan..."--Isaiah 1:17
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you..."--John 14:18
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.."--Matt 25:40
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me..."--Matt 18:5