After having several conversations with her husband I found out that he was actually planning on spending some time at Grand Lake, OK ... literally an hour and 15 minutes away from me ... God is at work here!! We set a date to meet and I got everything prepped.
I was able to pull together all of the children's clothes that did not sell at the Adoption Rummage Sale, get them all washed, folded and placed into a very large tub. Knowing some of the Foster Facility's needs, I was able to send out a request to Facebook groups that re-sell and donate used therapy equipment .. This is where God started showing off ...
I sent out the request for a Feeder Seat (a supportive seat that sits on the floor), if anyone would be willing to give me one that their child had outgrown. I got a response from an amazing woman in Kansas who had a trucker friend who may be able to get it to me - a week later the plan was set up and things began to be set in motion. I was able to meet the trucker just 10 miles south of my home at a truck stop. It was quite a sight to see a specialized medical chair being taken out of a huge 18 wheeler!! The trucker said, "I used to come down to Springdale from Kansas frequently, but it has been quite a while since I have been here. I was contacted last week by a friend to see if I could bring this chair down, but I told them that it had been a while since I towed anything down this way. Wouldn't you know it, the very next day I was contacted to haul a load down here to Springdale!" ... WOW!!! If that wasn't God at work then I don't know what is!!!
I was able to get everything sent over to China last week with the Director's husband and got these AMAZING pictures back!!
These sweet kiddos were able to utilize the HipHelpers that were donated!! I am sure that they will begin to thrive in their therapy sessions!!
This sweet little one was fitted with a new hand splint! I am so THANKFUL to Benik for donating their amazing products to these little ones!!
This amazing boy was able to utilize the compression vest sent by Benik - helping him calm himself and be more aware of where his body is in space!!
And, last but not least, the AMAZING chair!! When I received it, I was a little worried that it was going to be too small for this sweet girl (she is the reason I searched for one) ... but I should have never doubted - God had it all under control and it fits her perfectly!!!
And, of course, EVERYONE wanted to try out the new chair!!!
As for Sunshine and this adoption process, I really have no new news to report. I am still in a holding pattern. I am currently holding 2 fundraisers that I REALLY need everyone's help with...
Once my home study finally comes through, I will have to pay another round of fees. I have $2000 in prep for this, but another $3000 is needed in order to pay the fees that will need to be paid before my documents can go to China.
The first fundraiser is with the Humble Bee Project.
The second fundraiser is with Premier Jewelry.
If you are not local, you CAN still help!!!
If you get your friends, family, church members, etc. together and receive $150 total in orders, you will get this free necklace!!!
If you have any questions - please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any little bit will help!!!
GOD performed miracles in getting all of the much needed therapy items and clothes to the sweet children at Sunshine's Foster Facility. SO many children will benefit from the donations!!!
That funding is found for this next round of fees. Even though I am currently still in a holding pattern, fees will come due quickly and I want to be as prepared as possible.