Saturday, September 29, 2012

Isaiah 1:17 and our 2012 T-Shirt Fundraiser

Isaiah 1:17 - "Learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow."

A verse that has had a HUGE impact on my life over the last few years is absolutely the verse that I felt God would have us to use as the theme of our adoption t-shirts this year.  I am SO excited to share this with you. A super-talented friend of ours has shared her God-given gift with us and designed a t-shirt for our adoption t-shirt fundraiser this year.  And, I just LOVE it!  I wish you knew how little I actually gave her to work with.  Neal and I were THRILLED with the first picture she sent us of this shirt!  You will see why in just a second!  And, this is not the first time that she has used her creative gift to bless our family!  We are so thankful for you, Kelly Berg!

Even more exciting is that this year, we are blessed to be selling this shirt alongside two other families who are friends of ours and also in the adoption process.  We are SO excited to be in this process with both the Jones and McNitt families, and so doing this fundraiser together just seemed like the natural thing to do.  All profit from the sale of these shirts will be split evenly among all three of our families.  So, this year, when you purchase a shirt, you will not only be helping ONE family, but THREE, to bring orphans to their forever families who are waiting for them.

Again this year, our hope is to have these back to you in time for you to proudly wear them on Orphan Sunday. We would be honored if you would! This year, Orphan Sunday falls on Sunday, November 4th.  Our hope is that you would wear your shirt on that day to spread awareness for the estimated 163 million orphans in the world. 

This year, the cost of our shirts is as follows:

$20 for adults (sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
$12 for kids shirts (sizes XS, S, M, L, XL)

We will be selling these shirts ONLY for the next 3 weeks!  In order to have them back to you by Orphan Sunday, we will only be taking orders until October 21st!  So, get your order in now!!! 

To order, you may click on the yellow "Donate" button on the top left of this page, and it will take you directly to a secure PayPal link.  Once you are there, please leave the sizes that you number of shirts and sizes you would like in the Notes/Comment section. 

And, remember, every time you wear this shirt, YOU are a part of defending the cause of the fatherless!  What a blessing to be able to speak up on their behalf!

Thank you all for walking with us on this journey!

P.S. - Don't you just LOVE the shirt????