Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I finally figured out how to post our new little "coffee shop" on my Blog!! 

So here's the deal:

We have teamed up with an amazing coffee business on-line to raise money for our adoption. You can just click on the AFRICAN SKIES (this is just a kind of coffee, not the actual business name-I couldn't get their cute logo to copy/paste) picture on the side or click here to go there directly. 

This Godly couple opened their store ~JUST LOVE COFFEE~ to help adoptive families earn money to bring their babies home. They have adopted two girls themselves and so with his coffee expertise and the coffee grown in Ethiopia (and Rwanda, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico), they are helping people all over the world! You'll just have to go to the link and check it out! We have our own little store where you can purchase items (lots of other things if coffee isn't your favorite!) and part of the proceeds will be added right to our adoption account. What a marvel idea, eh?

We have known that we would need to ask for help during this process and sometimes I have mixed emotions about that. I worry because we don't want anyone to feel like we're begging them for money...we aren't.....God will get us through this, because this is what HE wants. But then I think about the number of lives that will be affected from us giving this one child her Forever Home. It affects her..., it affects us..., it affects all the people she will touch through her lifetime..., the people who decide to go through with their own adoption because they saw the Chiolises do it..., her birth-mother and her family, the children around her who now can feel a sense of hope that maybe their forever family is coming soon..., and the care-takers in these orphanages who LOVE these children and want nothing more than to see them grow and thrive with love.... OUR asking for money is NOT IN VAIN!!! So please only give if you want to, and know that your prayers are even better than your cash. God WILL provide-we have faith in Him. And for that matter if you are reading this and YOU have a concern that we will see heart-ache.....don't worry. I know we have many family members who don't feel like they can offer their support and I think they are just scared. I don't know that for sure, but I can feel it. So if you're worried--stop. We have soo much support from those who love us and God has enough for all of you too. We may have some difficult times along the way, but in the end God will prevail. We would love it if every one could just give in to it and love on us during this process. We would like that, but we don't NEED it for this to come to fruition. One day you will see where our hearts are and you will love our daughter just as we do. In the coming days there will be one less orphan!  Who can see the bad side of THAT?

God is on our side....we have Faith.

Do not be afraid...
Do not let your hands fall limp.
The LORD your God in in your midst,
a victorious warrior.
~Zephaniah 3:16-17~ 

1 comment:

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

Good luck with your fundraiser. I have heard great things about JustLove... I will take a look at the website. You are right, if you are called to do this, you will have no problem making it happen! I agree that many people will be touched through your adoption... can't wait to witness the blessings that follow!

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