Thank You isn’t enough.

Thanksgiving seems so long ago.

Christmas has been packed away to make room for a new year.

The prospect of decorating my mantle in pink and red hearts is looming near.

Blissdom is just TWO WEEKS away.

And Cliffy’s fundraiser has now officially ended.

(You can give to his adoption fund year round directly through Reece’s Rainbow).

And the final count we raised…

makes me tear up.

I am so thankful for each and every one of you.

Who prayed.

Who gave.

Who blogged.

Who Facebooked.

Who Tweeted.

Who helped in your own special way.

A Thank You typed out on my screen is not adequate.

But know that if I could, I would reach right through this computer and give you a giant, teary hug.

How much did we raise, you ask?

I’ll let Cliff tell you:

Yes, folks, that would be $9,458.52!!!!!

Are you grinning from ear to ear?!

Because I sure am.  :)

God showed up in a big and powerful way didn’t He?

Because none of this was me.

Or really you.

It was God…using the hearts He gave us, the money He has entrusted us with, the voices and computers He blessed us with…

to fight for the least of these…in a very 21st century way.

I want to share with you some of the 2010 Angel Tree Results from the Reece’s Rainbow site:

  • Over $305,000 in grant donations were raised (nearly QUADRUPLE what was raised in 2009)
  • A New Year Miracle Gift of $50,000 made it possible for every child to meet their $1,000 Angel Tree goal for the FIRST TIME in their history.
  • THIRTY children found their forever families between November 1 and December 31.  (EEK!!!)

Cliff needs a home.

Has Grant Fund Will Travel.

Please continue praying that his family will find him soon.

I will be checking the RR site for updates regularly…hoping to see when Cliff goes home.

I’ll let you guys know when that is.

I encourage you all to click HERE and just start scrolling.

It’s heartbreaking and encouraging all at the same time.

And for now, I’m gonna take a small fundraising break.

I’m a tired girl.

I’ll still blog…but the guest blogger/giveaway/fundraiser model is gonna take a short sabbatical.

I want to go to Blissdom, maybe tweak some things, and give everyone a break.

In the meantime, thank you again.

Your generosity is appreciated more than you know.

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  1. 1

    jeannett you are doing awesome work for God!
    what a blessing!
    thank you so much for bringing us along and giving us new ways to help!
    i love being a part.
    i love hearing God’s heart through others.
    this is so amazing.

    you deserve a break sweet girl….GOOD for you!
    meg duerksen´s last blog post ..answers two

  2. 2

    That’s amazing! I’m so happy this happened for Cliff, and thank you so much for organizing it — you are such a blessing in his little life. I will continue to pray that his family finds him.
    Anna @ Take the Side Street´s last blog post ..My Living Room Paint Dilemma- How Green is Too Green

  3. 3

    That is so exciting, Jeannett!
    And those verses? Perfect. I think I’m going to hold on to them, and maybe write them on my wall.
    Enjoy your break. Sounds like a very wise decision to me.
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Chocolate For Dinner

  4. 4

    That is SO WONDERFUL!! I hope that you’ll update us when you hear that Cliff’s family has finally found him. Continued prayers going out to that sweet face! You are an awesome person, so inspiring, and I’m glad to have found your blog at just the right time. :)
    Rachael´s last blog post ..Merchandise Monday- Starting Up

  5. 5

    i’ll be retweeting… but ohmystars… almost $10,000!! whatinthisworld!!? Congrats to you jeannett. you really rocked it big-time.
    purejoy´s last blog post ..yes to the dress

  6. 6

    God is amazing!
    and so are His people when they obey!
    great work, friend!

    “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” – William Carey

  7. 7

    You are such a legend! Enjoy your break. I hope you come back refreshed and ready to blog!
    Selina´s last blog post ..and so this is Christmas

  8. 8

    Hey! We are praying about adopting Lydiah after being directed to RR by you! We now just need prayers as fund raise. We have not yet committed to her adoption but are seriously considering it and trying to figure out the money! Would you be willing to do a feature on her? Thanks for even considering it!


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