Below is an e-mail update I sent out to all adoption contacts tonight... Please read below about our latest fundraiser....
Hello to everyone tonight!!!
We are very happy to update everyone on our adoption paperwork. Our dossier (large packet of adoption paperwork) has been successfully translated into Russian and was sent to the D.C. Consulate a couple of weeks ago. We are anxiously waiting to hear that it's successfully completed this step and it's in Kazakhstan. We are currently back to the exact point we were at last May.... so we are praying and ask that you join us in covering our paperwork in prayers.
Just a reminder that our blog is a great way to stay up to date with our adoption and our family... the website is: http://www.gobblefamilyadoption.blogspot.com/
We completed our fingerprinting again today at the Immigration office in OKC and things are rolling along!
We have about 15-20 cookbooks left.. (YEAH!!) so, if you need a few more.. let me know!! The cookbooks have been very successful and so far I've heard nothing but great things about them... Lots of compliments, and positive feedback. If you would like to purchase one, they are still available for free with a minimum dontaion of $10.00. :-) Check out the link on the right side of the blog, or e-mail me and I'll send you details. If you have some and are selling them, you can continue to sell or feel free to give any unsold books back to me... Thank you so much to everyone who bought a cookbook and helped to sell... You guys are all amazing and remember that Phil and I prayed over every family/person who would touch the cookbooks!
We have also been selling lollipops again.. and almost sold one case! Thanks to everyone who has helped us.
We are trying to have a teacher's luncheon every couple of weeks and those are very successful as well. We have one planned for this Friday...
I know it seems that we've been fund raising forever.. I totally agree.. and it's been well over a year, but we still have babies to rescue and save. God commands us to care for orphans... and then tells us to obey his word. God has blessed us to date with ________ dollars!!! Thank you Lord!!!! We have to have several MORE thousands when we travel.. so, we still need SEVERAL thousands of dollars!!! I know that it is an insane amount of money... and it makes NO sense as to why it would cost so much to take an orphan, but it does! The one who calls us is able.. and HE will PROVIDE!!!!
Our newest fundraiser is different and we aren't asking you to buy or purchase a THING!!! I know that's a huge relief!!!
We are kicking off a recycling fundraiser. I have looked into doing a fundraiser of this nature several times, but didn't "feel" it until today... ha ha!!
We are going to be collecting the following items:
Used cell phones
Ink Jet Cartridges
They will pay for ANY of the above items, broken, cracked, or in perfect shape. I don't know about all of you, but in our house alone we have about 4 old cell phones and I can start saving ink cartridges. I just think this would be a good way to make some extra money for our adoption by ridding everyone of unwanted "stuff" you already have. Please dig out those old cell phones and above items and send them our way. I plan to make some drop boxes and place around, but I would be happy to pick up any of the above items from anyone. If everyone would donate 1 old item, and ask a friend or family member if they have an old phone they'd like to donate as well... I think we could make several thousand dollars while also doing our part to recycle. If all of you would ask you friends and family and even consider forwarding this message/e-mail to them, we would appreciate it SO much... Ask you employer if you can save ink cartridges for us.. etc.. The possibilities with this fundraiser are huge!!!
You can mail items to us if you'd like: Phillip and Lanetta Gobble
(e-mail me and I'll be happy to give you our address!)
There is NO ending date to this fundraiser, so if you use up an ink cartridge in 3 weeks, don't throw it away.. consider giving it to us.. or if you get a new cell phone... please, think of our kiddos in Kazakhstan!
I would love to send in a huge shipment of items by the middle of March!
(If you have questions about this or want more info.. please ask.. or check out the website: http://www.greenschoolfundraiser.org/)
I know that the response is going to be outstanding and thanks in advance for your sacrifices and unwavering support!!!
If you have items you can or will donate, please reply to this message and let me know... I would appreciate it SO much!!!
In closing I want to share an awesome quote that I recently heard at a revival... The Preacher was talking about how we all have born in us the desire to be great... or do something great.. He continued to say that in order to experience greatness you have to be inconvinced!!!! Wow.. I immediately knew that God was using that to remind us that GREAT things are happening here... and yes, we are daily and have been for over a year inconvenienced, but the GREATNESS (of experiencing God's will for us!) is yet to come!!! Isn't is awesome how God always encourages us when we need it the most?
He is such an AWESOME God!!!!
Please remember the boy(s) in your prayers along with all the other 145,000 million orphans who are alone tonight...
Thanks so much for sticking with us through this LONG AND TOUGH journey!!!
Please remember that Phil and I are praying for you... always!
Have a great day!
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