Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Moving along

Exciting news today!  We found out that the US Embassy has now started reviewing our case!  Essentially that means we could be traveling in the next couple weeks!  While this is EXTREMELY exciting news, we are still about $5500 short of paying for our next trip to actually pick up Wren and bring her home.  Thankfully we won't have to purchase a plane ticket for Wren but our plane tickets alone will cost around $2000 each.  Then there are guest house fees, driver fees, and food.  We have applied for multiple grants since returning home in July but we have yet to hear back and nothing is guaranteed.  While donating to our adoption account at our church, (directions below) is a great way to financially support us (tax deductible), we also have another fun and creative way you could support us-while getting a head start on your holiday shopping.

A friend of mine has generously offered to host a Thirty-One Gifts party and donate 100% of the profits to bringing our Wren girl home!  It is an online party so you can shop from the comfort of your home.  Here is the link to her site: http://www.mythirtyone.com/scheel
Once here, click on "parties" and you will see our fundraiser listed there under "Moore".  Here is a link to a pdf catalog as well: 
This fundraiser will last for 2 weeks and close September 14th.  Let me know if you have any questions around this. 

If shopping isn't your thing, it is very easy to make a tax deductible donation through our church's website.  In the comments, simply put "Moore adoption" and it will go into our account there.  Disclaimer:  In doing so, you understand that, in accordance with IRS rules and regulations, the use of the gift is subject to the discretion and control of the Journey Church Adoption Fund, notwithstanding any preference that we may express in this form, or on any check.
Basically, if there is money left in our account that we don't need, it will be given to the general fund in the Encompass Orphan Care Ministry.

Thank you all for your support and prayers throughout this entire process.  We know that God will provide what we need to bring Wren home and we look forward to sharing the stories with you!  Oh, and also for you to meet her!  She's pretty awesome. :)

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