We rolled into the church parking lot bright and early and were elated that it was a beautiful sunny day. Which is rare for Washington, but I believe there are no coincidences with God. He picked this day for us:) When I pulled in I noticed that by the front doors of the church was a pile of stuff as tall as I am. I have no idea who they were from, but it brought a smile to my face. We immediately got to work unloading stuff, setting up tables and displaying things. As we were working people driving by saw all the commotion and stopped to look before we even had our signs up, it was great!
The bake sale part was also a tremendous hit! The goodies were seriously flying off the table, I'm so glad Ash grabbed one of these giant cinnamon rolls. Seriously, they are as big as dinner plates, we ate part of it for breakfast this morning. Sooooo good:)
We appreciated our little helpers as well:)
All in all it was a great day and we were able to raise $2,304.15!!! I think that was a pretty successful day:) When it was over and we were loading the truck we realized that we were leaving with more stuff than we came with, so we will definitely have to do another sale. Ash was just telling me how it was like the story in the Bible of the loaves and fishes and he is so right. We definitely filled more than 12 baskets full, try a whole DiGiorno pizza delivery truck! God definitely answered my prayer above and beyond what I imagined, I'm feeling so grateful for His provision. We are that much closer to bringing Sergey home! While we will be doing another sale, my mind is racing on other ideas to raise money. I'm thinking of doing another blog fundraiser, probably smaller in scale than the last one but still with fun prizes. What do you think, are you all ready for round two? If any of you have ideas for me I'd love to hear from you. And if we do another blog fundraiser what kind of things would you like to win? I'm all ears and eagerly waiting for your reply:) I am so thankful for each and every one of you that continue to follow our story and are praying for us and Sergey. It means so much to me when I read your encouraging comments, thank you from the bottom of my heart:)
(missing Sadie in this picture)
And by the way this is what happens when I leave my camera laying around:)