Sunday, November 10, 2013

Shirts for a Worthy Cause {Adoption}

"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." James 1:27

"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." John 14:15

Do you have a cause that is close to your heart? For me, it's adoption. {And it just so happens to be National Adoption Month.} While my husband and I don't have any adopted children, it is a huge part of our extended family – my husband's cousin (who is like a cousin to our boys), two of my cousins and our niece and nephew.

Emma Betilehem and David Shashigo, our niece and nephew, have a special place in our hearts and our among my son's most favorite friends. Cousins are the best! And these two are so fun to be around!!

And what's so exciting is that these two cuties will soon have TWO more siblings, and my boys will have two more cousins to laugh and giggle and play with. My husband's brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Kyla, are waiting for their travel itinerary to meet their twin baby girls – Sadie Tseganesh and Eliza Dinknesh. The girls turn one this month, making them just two months younger than our youngest.

Not only is this national adoption month and Sadie and Eliza's birth month, it is also (hopefully!) the month Bobby and Kyla will get to meet their babies! Unfortunately this time around, the process has already taken 2+ years, and they will be required to make two trips to Ethiopia and won't bring their babies home until their second trip in Jan/Feb 2014.

Here's where you and I come in. Do you have a heart for adoption too? Do you want to share the message of God's love for all orphans and His promise to care for them? Are you excited that God is using families like Bobby and Kyla's to rescue these precious children?

I would like to invite you - friends, family and maybe even some of you whom I haven't even met - to help Bobby and Kyla in a very small way with their travel expenses (can you imagine the cost of 4 round trip tickets to Ethiopia??)

I spent some time last week designing this super cool shirt to support their adoption. And we tried to keep it affordable for the whole family! We are currently taking pre-orders for these shirts, which will arrive in time for Christmas!!

Available in sizes 2T - 3XL.  Gildan soft style. Dark Heather Grey.
Toddler: $10, Youth: $12, Adult: $15
$5 flat rate shipping or choose local pick up.

Cash or check is accepted as we want as much as possible to go directly into their adoption fund!  Pre-orders will be taken through November 25 and after that a limited quantity will be available through my Etsy shop. 

If you want to order a shirt you can contact Kyla or email me here with your size. Or leave a comment below!

Thank you for supporting a worthy cause to give Sadie and Eliza a loving home where they will have two parents and a brother and sister who love Jesus with all their hearts!


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