Friday, January 9, 2009

Cookbooks!!!!!!!

Below is an e-mail I sent out last night to all our adoption contacts:

Hello to everyone tonight.... Phil and I hope and pray that everyone had a blessed and wonderful holiday season!! We sure did... God just continues to pour out his blessings on our family!! We often stand back and are amazed at how God has moved in our world!!! wow!! What a truly amazing God we serve!!! We have grown and changed so much in 2008... and are so excited as 2009 starts... we have no idea what 2009 will hold for us... for our little family, but we've placed it all in our Savior's hands... and we know it will be awesome!!!!

Some of you already know... but, some don't so, I'll go ahead and share...
We received word on Dec. 22nd that our agency is going to submit our dossier asap to the consulate!!!! I was Christmas shopping when I received the call.. and man of man I about fell over... people in Target had to wonder what was up with the woman in the middle of the kids clothes!!! :-) We are updating all our documents and have sent for new FBI clearances (which will take the longest to get back...) so, hopefully we'll have all the documents redone and ready to send in a couple of weeks.... waiting on those FBI clearances will be the tough thing!! Please pray that they update them quickly and overnight them back to us ASAP!!! This is our 3rd time in 1 1/2 years for them to confirm that we have NO criminal record with the FBI.. maybe that will speed the process?!?! well, one can only hope and pray!!!
We have been really trying to remain positive, and have.. but, hearing the news that it's going to finally start moving again was such a much needed blessing... we've been waiting to have our dossier sent back to the consulate since May... that's 6 months... we submitted our completed dossier to our agency on March 3rd 2008.... so, we've been waiting a while... with no progress... just expiring documents!!!


As most of you also know we have been selling cookbooks for our adoption fund... it's a collection of 250 of our favorite recipes... family and friends submitted and we put them together in a cute cookbook as an adoption keepsake! They turned out adorable and I hope everyone who ordered one has been very pleased... We've have prayed that God will bless families, marriages, and lives as people come in contact with the cookbooks.....
We have around 130-150 cookbooks left (I haven't counted exactly...) and SEVERAL out that haven't been paid for... If you have cookbooks and haven't paid (meaning you are selling them for me....) please, send me an e-mail and let's touch base... I've not done a good job of being exact with who has what... I trust all of you.. but, I really would like to hear from everyone... and if you have money for us.... so what I am saying is that we have lots of money still out... and cookbooks left...
I have several people who preordered that I haven't heard from and haven't paid.. so if that is you as well... please let me know.. if you still want your cookbooks... that's great.. if you've changed your mind that is fine as well... (honest!) please, just let me know.. I know how busy we all get.....
I just want to begin to wrap this cookbook sales up... so I can embark on the next fundraiser, I guess :-) ha ha...

I have 317 people in my contacts (and LOTS more who read this blog) who receive these updates... if half of you would buy one more cookbook they'd all be gone in a matter of minutes.... and if some of you bought 2 or more.. .well, you do the math.... I am happy to reduce the price if any of you think they are to expensive... if you'd like to buy one for $10.00 you are welcome to... so, I challenge you to please help us out and let's get these cookbooks gone asap!!!!!!

Check out the right side of the blog for details of ordering or e-mail me back and I'll be happy to help... We are believing that in a matter of days they will all be gone!!!! Thank you Jesus... that would be over $1000...

Please know that Phil and I are praying for all of you and want to thank you for being such a special part of this journey....
and as always feel free to forward this and all information about our adoption to anyone you would like to share our story with!!!!
On behalf of our children.. thank you.. thank you for caring and thank you for helping a baby find their home forever!!!

Blessings always,
Lanetta (and family)
e-mail: lanettagobble@yahoo.com

3 comments:

Becki Stone said...

So my sister was saying the other day that she needed to get a cookbook because she needed some new things to make for dinner, so today I'm reading your blog- and I said it must be fate- so I ordered 2...she can't have one if I don't! :)

Brit said...

Hey, well thank you for the comment :) I am excited about it too... That was the job I had been praying about, and now that Im there Gods even confirming more how much I am meant to be there. I am so happy for you guys that adoption is moving right along!!! Just think, sometime soon it will all be over and youll have a new addition :) I actually would like to buy a cookbook or two... So sometime I need to get with you on buying some. Im sure my family would want to buy some. ** And to the comment on not knowing who has what, I do know that Judy took a few from you from the thing we saw you at at Lost Creek... hope that helps :) her email is judybughuff@yahoo.com, if you dont already have it! Well I hope everything keeps going well! God Bless

lisa said...

So glad to reconnect! I have been very bad about keeping up these days.....It's 2009 and a new year with all good things in store!

It's great that your dossier is moving, maybe that means that mine will move from the MFA on to the MOE....?

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me!” Matt 18:5

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