Well, mostly, that is!
We are just blown away by how God has used the lives of kids (and their super-supportive parents AND friends and relatives who did the sponsoring!) to bless our daughter in Ethiopia by helping to bring her home. Blown. Away.
The results are trickling in, and I have some "sort-of" tallies...as in, I've been informed of total amounts earned, & checks are still arriving, but I don't yet know how much each child has read in order to award some Amazon gift certificates (though I just found an awesome website with great Ethiopian kids books I wish I had known about to award with instead)! If anyone else participated that I don't have recorded here, please leave me a comment or drop me an email!
So, in no particular order, here's what I know:
Times Five kids:
Friend of the Times Five gang, who helped us despite never even meeting us before!
Hannah M...read 40 books and raised $68
From our church:
Jordan L. from AK...read 20 chapters and raised $200
Dakota L. from AK...read 24 chapters and raised $150
Our nieces and nephews in PA:
Walter, Lesley, Laura, Katie, and Ethan M...raised $450
And the siblings trying to bring their sister home:
Andrew...read 39 books and raised $194
Jacob...read 41 books and raised $166.40
Anna...read ? books and raised $10 (not sure if reading books to herself while on the potty counts, or her shortened attention span during bedtime stories with the boys...but Grandma M. sponsored her anyway)! :)
Can you believe it?!?
16 kids working together raised $1630.40!!!
God's workings never cease to amaze me. We are continually humbled by the outpouring of love and graciousness by those around us as we make our way through this new territory.
To all of the kids who gave of their time and efforts in seeking out sponsors and in READING, we just want to say THANK YOU!!!
To those parents who helped record and tally and collect...THANK YOU!!!
To the faithful sponsors who were willing to put a high price tag on a simple activity because of the cause...THANK YOU!!!