Monday, June 4, 2012

TEN for TEN in TEN days

They crossed the ocean the first time in 2010 to bring home this sweet young man, Koyla.


They crossed the ocean again only a few months ago to bring home another boy who wanted a family.  At the last minute fear took over and he said no.  The draw of his friends and the terror of the unknown prevented him from taking the utterly free gift that was offered.

He said no.

Heartbroken they came home.

They were burned and saddened and financially tapped out.

They came home to cry and heal and forget about oceans and airplanes and international adoptions.

But God.

And one picture.

TAYLOR



A little girl across the ocean begging for a family.

A little Reece's Rainbow babe who has been waiting for a family for far too long.

A precious treasure who is facing transfer any day.

One picture and their world turned upside down.

They had a choice.  They could say no.  They could say maybe but hold off in order to raise the money.  They could drop everything and cross the ocean now.

The terror of rejection whispered "no".
The reality that their pockets were empty whispered "wait".
The Holy Spirit whispered "GO" in their hearts.

They are going.

The cliff is unbelievable steep.

Since their dossier was ALREADY IN COUNTRY - They only needed to add a paper or two and they were good to go back.  They received an appointment almost immediately.  That has left them mere weeks to raise $32,000.00.  

Normally adoptions in that country do not run that high (Aaron's cost $30,000.00 but his was not normal).  But a huge soccer tournament is happening at the same time they are crossing the ocean and where Taylor is located is right smack in the middle of where the tournament is going to take place.  Apartment costs are skyrocketing and food prices are going to be outrageous.  

The bill is enormous.

It is stunning.  Shocking.

But this little girl wants a family.
 

She doesn't care about soccer tournaments or the high price of plane costs.  She wants a Mama and a Papa.  She will be thrilled with an older brother.  She is tired of watching every other child in her groupa being picked while she has been left behind.  She doesn't want to be transferred.


Taylor wants a family.

They want her.


And God is making a way.

Here's the deal. 

So far the Dewberry's have raised about $11,000.00.

They need to raise $22,000.00 more.

They are traveling in 11 days!!

IMPOSSIBLE...

Get this...

An anonymous donor has stepped up and has offered a $5,000.00 matching grant PLUS their employer will MATCH that grant with another $5,000.00.  

DID YOU READ THAT???

THAT IS $10,000.00 IN MATCHING FUNDS.

All we need to raise is $10,000.00 and the Dewberry's will just about be FULLY FUNDED!

$10,000.00 to get $10,000.00 in 10 days!!

TEN for TEN in TEN days!!

CAN WE DO IT??

Every 10 you donate becomes 20.

Every 50 you donate becomes 100.

Every 100 you donate becomes 200.

Every 500 you donate becomes 1000.

It is a LOT of money to raise in 10 days.  

Will you help?

I don't have a Giveaway here.  We didn't have time.  UPDATE ... UPDATE.... SEE BELOW!!!  Anyone want to donate an iPad or Kindle... I'm sure that will help encourage donations!!  Let me know... There is a Giveaway on the THIS BLOG.  so if you donate make sure to go over and leave a comment!!

You can donate in a number of ways (all are tax deductible).... 


or 

 or 

Ten For Orphans Project

No matter where you donate.... make sure you leave a comment on  HERE to let them know you donated so you can be entered into their Giveaway.


AS WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE... EVERY SINGLE DONATION MATTERS...

BIG OR SMALL.

PLEASE HELP LOVE TAYLOR HOME!!

TEN for TEN in TEN days!!

THIS ENDS JUNE 15TH!

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BREAKING NEWS....

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A GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN BEEN THROWN INTO OUR POT!!

AN ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS OFFERED A $1,200.00 GIFT!!  THE NEW MACBOOK PRO!!!!



The new MacBook Pro laptop. 13". With quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon graphics, ultrafast Thunderbolt input/output, and FaceTime HD camera.  valued at $1200


How to enter:

Donate $10 or more to the Dewberry's adoption fund through one of the above links and leave a comment saying you did so.  You can leave a comment here or on my dear friend PATTI'S BLOG... Either way you WILL be entered to win!!!  


Blog about the giveaway and leave another comment linking to your post for another entry.


Link to this giveaway on Facebook or another social network and leave a comment for another entry.



59 comments:

  1. It's an amazing challenge, but if the Lord is for us, who can be against us? It'll be great watching God provide yet again.

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  2. Just donated Julia. Praying her home. I love your heart, you are a very special person and a year ago you helped us bring home our boys. God Bless you my friend. I Love You!

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  3. just shared with 800 friends on my FB profile http://www.facebook.com/catherine.j.riley

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  4. Tweeted it but can't get it to post the link. My twitter name is @altmommy

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    1. https://twitter.com/ALTmommy/status/209698240487104512 Here we go. :)

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    2. Oh, and I just realized I posted that I donated $10 on the other blog, not here. Is that ok?

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    3. Tis fine if you donated on the other blog!!

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  5. Praying you reach your goal!!!

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  6. I donated $20 to the family through RR.

    Paypal still has my maiden name so it will be under Jessica Fields.

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  7. Donated $30 earlier today through the Reece's Rainbow link.
    -Kelly
    aggiepyrowoman@yahoo.com

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  8. Donated $10.00 via the RR link. Also shared on facebook. Praying for this sweet girl and her family! :)

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  9. I donated to Project Hopeful!

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  10. I donated $10.

    Jaime Kirkpatrick

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  11. Yay!! Praising God for this provision! Donated and will continue to pray for them!! ♥

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  12. We are praying! We donated $10....hopefully we can do more in the next couple of days!

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  13. I donated on R.R. and will be praying for you.

    Vicky

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  14. I shared on Facebook and donated through Reece's Rainbow for this family/giveaway. Praying for their girl to be home soon. We just brought 2 baby girls home 2 weeks ago.

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  15. Donated... bring that baby HOME!!!

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  16. Donated! Let's get her home! We are in NC too!!!

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  17. Wonderful post! Been following their story! and praying!!! thanks for adding more to the publicity pool for them! Hurray!!!

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  18. Donated through RR. Christine Kris489411@aol.com

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  19. Just donated through RR and sharing your post on Facebook. May God continue to carry you on your journey to bring your sweet daughter home!

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  20. Blogged about it here: http://catholic-kara.blogspot.com/2012/06/big-giveaway.html

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  21. Donated through RR also. God will provide! "In the shelter of each other, we will live." I'm praying for the shelter of others will carry you to your goal. And that reaching that goal will bring this beautiful child home to the shelter you will provide for her. Many prayers for you!

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  22. donated through project hopeful:-)

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  23. Donated $10 through RR - shared it on FB, too. Amazing. . .

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  24. Hi, have been sharing on FB today.

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  25. hmm. not sure if that worked- I donated $25 through PH and just FYI, any proceeds (after cost) that I make until the 16th on my etsy page will be donated. etsy.com/shop/artsieandie

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  26. Donated through RR! Come home sweet Taylor!

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  27. Donated $200 and shared on FB. Praying for them to reach their goal!

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  28. Donated through RR and definitely sharing!

    Thank you ladies for all your advocating and helping so many families bring home their babies. You rock!

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  29. Melinda NickersonJune 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Donated through RR. God bless you! I pray God opens the windows of heaven for you!

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  30. Here is my blog post about Taylor. http://eggtropolis.blogspot.com/2012/06/god-is-moving.html

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    1. This is Andrea Eggimann. to recap, I did FB, blog, and donations to PH.

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  31. just donated through Project Hopeful!

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  32. It was a joy to donate thru project hopeful

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  33. Donated thru RR and shared on FB!
    Christina Schye

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  34. Just donated through Reece's Rainbow. God bless you guys!

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  35. She stole my heart! I donated $30 through Ten For Orphans.

    PS-I am not sure if my comments are showing up multiple times, so if they are, please feel free to delete duplicates. :)

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  36. Donating and watching God MOVE!!

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  37. Linked you on Facebook! Please keep us posted on the miracle!!

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  38. donated through RR...God bless

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  39. Every child deserves a loving family, I donated. God Bless!

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  40. We donated through RR. We're fundraising to bring home our own RR sweetie, but I was so moved by this story that I has to help.

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  41. Donated $25 through RR. cathyaiello at gmail dot com

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  42. I donated via Reece's Rainbow! And, I shared on Facebook this morning. My name is
    Karen Jo Moseley. : )

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  43. Hi Julia! I did a blog post this morning: http://jomoseleysblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/independence-day-for-taylor.html
    Love, Jo

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  44. Just donated $20 through RR. Praying hard for them to get more than they need!

    Kim Buckley

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  45. So happy for Taylor. Just donated $20 and shared on FB
    Monica MacDonald

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  46. Beautiful post! What a great link to share with others to help them learn about this special opportunity to be a part of bringing Taylor home!

    Donated (check to RR) and shared via FB

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  47. Donated on RR and shared on Facebook after hearing your story from Lindy! Godspeed! Dawn and Mark Bradley

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  48. I saw your link on Lindy House's facebook page. I love seeing so many families adopting children in need. After reading about Taylor, I couldn't help but donate. I gave $20.00 and will be praying for her to come home soon!

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