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Thursday, September 26, 2013

3 Weeks to Fundraise for our Matching Grant!

Blog Readers, Please share!

Okay, I'm feeling the urgency. We have 3 more weeks before our goal date to fundraise for our $4000 matching grant to bring our Katie home from China! As I told you all, we were so blessed to be awarded a $4000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans, meaning they will match dollar for dollar up to $4000, what we fundraise through our family and friends. If you would like to contribute, we have been given a fundraising goal date grant of October 21st. Last I checked we weren't even a fourth of the way there! Please share this blogpost through Social Media as you are able (there's a "Share This on Facebook" and a "Twitter" button to the right. :) We are SO grateful for the support!

We know people fundraise for all sorts of worthy causes: anti- animal cruelty, environmental causes, humanitarian efforts, mission trips to orphanages. We are thinking of this as our trip to an orphanage, only we are BRINGING one child home, to live in our home, eat at our table, be welcomed in our community, be tucked in every night, be held when she's crying, and be loved unconditionally as OUR DAUGHTER. She is 100% worthy and will be just as much a Becker as our Caraline Faith is. We feel the Lord adopted us as His children and He deeply loves every child, no matter his or her social status, skin color, or disabilities.
We are stepping out in faith to fundraise the second half of our adoption fees and
if you would like to help us bring Katie home: please know all gifts are TAX- DEDUCTIBLE and 100% goes towards bringing our sweetie home.
You are humbly invited to ...

Give Online-- even $20 helps!
2. Select Give to an Adoptive Family
3. Complete online form and fill in "Family Account Number: #4016" & "Family Name Fields: Becker Family"
(Sometimes it is difficult to get the website to work well on a Phone. A computer/ laptop works better.)
*Please note that PayPal will charge an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee. 


Give by Check
Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans.
In the memo please note your gift preference with Family Account Number: #4016 andFamily Name: Becker, so it would read: "Acct # 4016, Becker Family"
Please mail checks to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744
Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the need...helping orphans.

Note from LifeSong: 
Individual donations $250 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax- deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $250 will gladly be sent upon request.
Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

Note: Doug & I will be able to see in our Giving Report next week who gave what, so if you would like it to be Anonymous, I believe you may mark it as such. 

------ We ABSOLUTELY cannot thank you enough!!! 
P.S. If you just stumbled onto this blog, we are adopting a little girl from China who is 3 1/2 years old, completely deaf, and completely precious. Here she is:

and here we are, normal, ordinary, quirky folks:

and we are slowly learning sign language so we 
can teach Katie- although she's deaf, no one is 
teaching her any there.
Here is a picture from a care package we
sent her, with us making the ASL signs
for "Mommy" and "Daddy" so she can learn
to associate the signs with us: 

UPDATE: For those who contribute: 
Our "Bring Katie Home" Keepsake has been started. I had been trying to think up a creative way to thank the amazing supporters we have, both in financially bringing Katie home from China, and ALL those who are watching Cara while we take our Sign Language course, and who help us with fundraisers. Katie will always have this, and will see the names of ALL the amazing community members, friends, and family who believe she is worthy! My heart is so full! Tears! I've been blown away by the response. We've had over 2100 blog views, and dozens have shared this page. Thank you. Speechless. Xoxo

AND since it is "Throwback Thursday". I thought I'd share a priceless video with you... this is the ONLY video we have of Katie at the age of 2 or younger (we have more recent ones), it's only 24 seconds long:
 Video of Katie from March 2012:

Love, Jamie, Doug, Cara... and Katie Becker

1 comment:

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