Before I share details, here is the text of the request the girls put in at church. They figured out what to do, and handled everything all by themselves:
“This is a fundraiser called Change 4 Change. It is for Ethiopian orphans in an orphanage called Sele Enat. Me and my sister are adopting there and we are blessed to go with our parents. So we thought we should do something big since we have a chance. We don’t need much for it, all it is, is some buckets and if people have extra change it wouldn’t hurt to drop some in.”
So the kids set up at the Missions Counter. We made a poster, and they handed out cards that looked like this:
Wonderful people came by throughout the morning....and their change...added up to $202.51. That's a lot of change!
Thank you, Brothers and Sisters! Thank you, God!
Here are a couple of pictures of the kids at work this morning:
That's Allison (back left), cousin Evan (front left) and best friend Chloe (on the right).
And here is Abby (front left), with Allison (center) and Chloe.
The girls even dressed up today!
We have some ideas for various ways the girls can show love to the children we meet in Ethiopia. We expect to have inspiration and clarity "at just the right time." For those of you who help, we give you our word that your change will be well-used. This experience has already been a faith-builder for Allison and Abby. And we haven't even traveled yet!