Challenge #3 was posted at the bottom of this post on April 17th, that was over a week ago!
When we hit $12,000...
Be prepared for these two sweet teenage brothers to put their embarrassment aside because they are going to stroll the street of their town, dressed up from head to toe in girly attire!
That was 9 days ago and 9 days to you and me isn't a long time, but 9 days in Lyla's life is eternity, it is long monotonous days with little to no contact and a failing heart on top of everything else. 9 days is too long. We should have been one step further by now, Lyla should be one step closer to freedom by now.
Exciting things are happening right now, on both sides of the ocean. Today Lyla's country received documents that were hand delivered by another adopting family, documents that scream "WE WANT HER AND WILL BE THERE SOON" (Okay well not in those exact words, but you get it!). And on Tuesday their USCIS application found it's way to USCIS for immigration approval!
Please pray for swift movement in the USCIS office and that the officer assigned to them comprehends and cares about the urgency of Lyla's need to get out of an orphanage and into a hospital for a life saving surgery as soon as humanly possible. As soon as they have USCIS approval, their dossier will be on it's way to Lyla's country.
What happens if they get their golden ticket, send off their dossier, and receive travel dates but then don't have the funds needed to travel? What if they are short? What happens if they have to delay travel and request new dates because they need an extra 9 days to raise the funds?
It should not be taking us 9 days.
Because we, as a Reece's Rainbow family, rallied around them, and promised we would get them funded if they would put aside their worry about funding and follow their hearts and His words, both were saying "GO!"
We promised to provide.
What would He think if he knew we turned our backs on them at the last minute?
Turned our backs on His orphans?
We have $3,600 left to raise and in a few short weeks they could have their travel dates.
Don't make Lyla wait any longer than absolutely necessary.
If we can not rally together to get to $12,000 by Sunday night I am letting Conor and Nick off the hook, if we cannot do what we promised to get their sister home, I am NOT about to make them dress up and humiliate themselves for us! So Sunday night this challenge expires,
Do you want to be the one who sends the message to these boys letting them know that their sister didn't mean enough to us to meet the goal needed to get them one step closer?
As if the boys weren't incentive enough...
Purchase this software for $29, gain a new hobby, receive a $10 credit to shop on their site, AND a free photobook. You will also be entered to win a subscrition to a years membership of kits from rakscraps.com (valued at over $200)
(This offer expires Sunday night as well)
Get all that by spending $29 and you know what Lyla will get if you do that?
Only $20 of it will count toward the challenge though, because the additional $20 will not come in until a later date, but it will come in and it will help get her home!
Please go HERE and read all about the software fundraiser and what exactly you have to do to make sure it benefits Lyla, and to make sure you get it for $29 instead of $39 and gain all the additional perks!