"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Drum Roll Please.....

WOW! We are truly in awe of how many people donated, shopped, helped, spread the word, and prayed for us during our sale to raise money for the orphans in Ethiopia. God really worked in a BIG way this weekend! We had a goal in mind of $1000. And after two days, we raised..... $1968! Isn't that amazing?!? When we add in the additional money given to us as donations, we raised a total of $2568! We are so thankful for God's goodness to us, and are so excited to start shopping for all of the needed items for the orphanages and care-centers we will visit while we're in Ethiopia! Thank you to everyone who played a part in this weekend. It was a bit overwhelming at times, and we couldn't have done it without the help of our dear friends and family. We especially want to thank Brian and Tina Billingsly. None of this would have been possible without them!!

Our HUGE sale in progress!

Brian and Charlie manning the sale with a little help from Erin

Emma, Ellie and Erin were so excited to have a lemonade and cookie stand so that they, too, could do their part in helping raise money. We were so proud of them!


  1. Amazing is all I can say!! That is just amazing!!! God is so good!!!

  2. May the Lord continue giving you strength and grace as you continue serving Him. I can see that you are following the footsteps of Rev. Bruce. God bless your family

  3. PRAISE THE LORD!!! What an amazing blessing!!! So fun getting to visit with you - Kelly mentioned it, too, this weekend, so we will definitely all have to get together again very soon!!

  4. Laura,
    What a blessing! I am just amazed at what you and your family are doing, we need more like you out there. Keep up the good work!

  5. Laura - wow, this is amazing and will make such an impact for the kids at the TH and ToG in Ethiopia! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your time in Ethiopia and getting updates during your trip - and of course seeing the newest Herwehe in your arms!! with love, Karen Wistrom