Piecing Together Abigail Lynne's referral fee...we're halfway there!!

What an amazing couple of days it has been! Wednesday we accepted a referral and posted all about it here. Today is Friday, and we're already halfway to our referral fee goal!!

$4498 raised. 220 puzzle pieces sold.

When we realize how much God has done in less than 48 hours, we are blown away. Those of you who are reposting on your blogs and facebook and twitter--thank you so much. You are helping spread the word and that is the first step! My sitemeter told me I had almost 1,000 page views on Wednesday!! This little blog has never seen anything like that, and it's just a testimony to your efforts to let people know about our story and this need. Thank you thank you!! It is a vital part of helping us right now!

Those of you buying puzzle pieces (and this is all of you buying t-shirts as well--because your name will go on a piece, too!)--I have declared you as our "Special Forces unit"! When the heat is on and the odds are stacked high, you send in the best...(Joe would say the Marines, but I thought special forces had a nice ring to it! : ))...and that is you!! You are Abby's rescue team! You are helping to bring our daughter home--in fact, we couldn't do it without you--and this momma can't find words to express how much that means to us. You will forever be a part of Abby Lynne's story, memorialized on her puzzle, and remembered for your sacrifice and support for our family during this critical phase.


So we are halfway there! But we still have the other half to go!

$3802 left to raise. 280 puzzle pieces left to sell.

I'm going to list again how you can participate:
  • Use the PayPal link to the right to donate any amount (Scroll back up & click the little image of the puzzle or the donate button...either way should work. **I have heard some are having problems with the link--I'm not sure why. So sorry--it's so frustrating! I can't figure out why it is working for some and not others. You can still donate through paypal, just designate my email: walserhome at tampabay dot rr dot com.)
  • You may make a tax deductible contribution through our LifeBridge Church adoption fund. Make checks payable to "LifeBridge Church", attach a note that it is for Abby's Referral Fee, and mail it to: LifeBridge Church, P.O. Box 520, Largo, FL, 33779
  • Shirts are still available, and 100% goes towards the referral fee! All the shirt details can be found here.
  • "Hannah" and "Danielle" tu-tu's are available at Kathryn's etsy shop, and from now until Aug 6th, she is giving 100% of her profits toward our referral fee!!! (Thank you, Kathryn!)
Remember, for every $20 donated, we will write your name on the back of a puzzle piece, and Abby will forever know the loved ones who helped bring her home.

Also, you can help by spreading the word. If you would like you can cut and paste this message on Facebook:
"Help piece together Abby's referral fee! The Walsers have 7 days to raise $8200~it's as simple as $20 for a puzzle piece! Be a part of bringing her home to her forever family! Go to www.lovewithabandon.com and donate today!"
I'll leave you with the image of our puzzle...so far. Thank you again for all you are doing for little Abby and for our family---we are eternally grateful!


"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8

6 comments:

Lara said...

This is so exciting!!

Erica said...

Tears of joy. It truly is incredible to see the body of Christ rally to raise the needed ransom to bring precious Abby into her forever family. Truly an amazing Gift from the Lord. Blessed to watch it happen. Blessed to be apart. What an AWESOME God we serve! May He receive ALL honor and glory. Not for us but to His name be the glory!

Melissa said...

I am just in tears.... Love you Walser's so much!

Barbara said...

Blessed to be a part of this body. Much, much tears as I watch our King's handiwork!

Christy said...

I am in awe - truly shows that nothing is impossible with God. Praise His name!

Jen said...

Rachel,

I had to check back in. I am LOVING the way God is working here! I knew He would. :-) He is such a faithful Father!

You know, I had forgotten that you and your hubby are pastors-- we are too! All Christians are ambassadors for the kingdom, but as a pastoral family, we have a more 'visible' opportunity to share the miracle of adoption, to live out caring for "the least of these" to those in our congregation and everywhere we go.

Eric and I will continue to pray for your adoption and that His name will be glorified!

Jennifer in TN
www.number2inafrica.blogspot.com