My sweet 6 year old girl has now raised over $700 (you can check out her website here). That is alot of money but it is not the part that has me walking on air...she has made enough to fully sponsor a child at the orphanage for an ENTIRE year. Yep. Food, medicine, clothes, school, housing you name it. That is just a tiny piece of it....she will be able to sponsor a child at the orphanage where we will be working for the week. Do you see how beautiful this is? SO beyond my little picture of a few planes and a few dollars. She will get to play with this child for a week, they can be friends and then stay in contact through out the year.
I am just in awe of this picture of my little girl who once waited for a family just like this child she will sponsor, now caring for and getting to be in relationship for another child who waits. Is God not just amazing????? Who could have guessed that we would be here now on the brink of such beauty. I feel like a kid waiting outside of a candy shop. I just cannot wait to go and see it all play out!
And there is more...Parker wants so badly to do the same thing. He is already talking and planning for what he will do to help the kids (stay tuned for something transformer or lego themed)! Then...friends of ours emailed to tell us that their kids are having their own paper airplane party to raise funds as well. I told Ravenna this and her whole body wiggled and her eyes got really wide and she said, "Mama, do you think more and more and more friends will do it and help kids all around the wooooorrrrlllddd (while spinning with her arms open wide)" I am just stunned by what God does when we follow his lead with open hands and hearts.
I just cannot wait to see what happens next :) Thank you all who have written to Ravenna or donated (almost all of the donations we around $10-15). You have been part of something life changing in the lives of orphans, my children and maybe kids around the world someday :)
Thanks again from our family to yours!!!