Friends, 

My decision to pursue youth ministry is 70% calling and 30% I-Didn’t-Ever-Want-To-Do-Math-Again. 

Actually maybe closer to 60/40.

But, when God calls you to adopt and you jump into the wild world of raising thousands and thousands of dollars- you have to suck it up and crunch all the numbers.

Today, I did just that. 

Stay with me: We need around $23,000 more dollars to bring our babe home.  While I’m no mathematician, I know that is a BIGGUN. And if I’m real honest that number has me a bit anxious. 

So, I decided to break it all down so my little brain could make sense of it .. and lookie what I found:

We have 13 t-shirts, 6 water bottles, 2 sweatshirts, and 15 stickers left to sell. We need to fill 140 more envelopes.

That's 176 items when added together.

THIS IS WHERE IT GETS CRAZY, YOU GUYS:

If 176 people would buy ONE item or fill ONE envelope we would be able to add $17,884 to our adoption account.

-OR -88 people could buy TWO items (check out those division skills!!) and get us to the same number-

That would get us just $5000 from our overall goal. THAT WOULD BE SO CLOSE. THIS IS DOABLE. There is something for every budget- 5$ stickers, $20 shirts, and envelopes as low as $32 dollars. 

Friends: BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND OUR NETWORKS, WE KNOW 176 people. RIGHT? That’s not even a 1/3 of some of you popular peeps’ friend lists.

Will you help us spread the word? WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER. WE CAN, WE CAN, WE CAN! 

Lee