Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We got our Provisional approval notice in the mail yesterday!  It is called the I-800.   We now have to wait for the NVC letter to arrive.  This will inform us that Toby will be receiving his visa to become an American citizen when he arrives here.   After that, we need to wait for Article 5 which is the final piece of the puzzle before we get our travel approval and date.  We are praying that we can go the first week of December.  This would be a good time as my ASL class will be ending for the semester so I will not have to get a substitute for my class. 

 I have a big prayer request!  We really want to bring our three children with us to China.  We are a family and we really want Toby to make a connection with ALL of us when we see him for the first time.  Because of this, we need to raise extra funds for travel.  I am doing 4 big fundraisers during the month of October.
1)  October 8 - Chick Fil A day... Bring this flyer in and eat a meal.  We will get 20% of the sales for the day..  If you need to have one sent to you, contact me at mblovesdavid@aol.com.
2)  KRISPY KREME Donut Sale-  On Oct. 17-19, buy some donuts from me or help me sell some!  Please let me know if you are interested in buying or selling before Oct. 10.  I really need help with this!

3)  Fall family photo shoot by Leah Kelley Photography..  $75 for a 45 minute photo session.  You get your photos on disk to make your own prints.  Contact me for more details..  Spots are filling up fast!

4)  Ohio Association of the Deaf festival in Columbus.  I will be setting up a booth and selling ASL decals and other crafts.  (:  Looking forward in meeting many Deaf friends at this event!

 Will you pray that all of these will be successful so that these funds will be raised?  We know that God will fund what He favors!  Thank you for your prayers and support!  Mary Beth (:

Friday, September 13, 2013

I am holding in my hand the LOA  (Letter of Acceptance) from China.  This is the letter that we have worked SO hard to get for the past 9 months.   Thank you for your prayers and support as we are getting closer for Toby's homecoming.      If you want to be involved.... Check out the last four fundraisers that are coming up in the next few months....

The last of the adoption fundraisers are here! WOOT WOOT! Here is the list of my scheduled fundraisers. Please let me know if you can be involved.

OCTOBER 8- Chick Fil A Toby Day!- Mark your calendars. Please come out and eat a meal at the Beavercreek CFA (my daughter Bethany September Faile works there)... We will get a portion of the sales for the day. You must show them a Fundraiser flyer. It will be posted soon.

OCTOBER 17-19- Krispy Kreme Donut Sales - If you would like to help me sell 20 boxes of donuts, please let me know now. (: If you want to buy some delish KK donuts , please let me know by October 10. I am praying for a big result on this one. (:

Sometime in OCTOBER- Fall family Photo Session just in time for your Christmas cards. Photos by Leah Kelley Photography. Date TBA when we get several families interested.

NOVEMBER 2- Ohio Association for the Deaf-DEAFair in Columbus. I will be selling my ASL decals and other crafts that I have made. If you are interested, go to Etsy and look for Fundraiser for Toby shop.


Fundraising is NOT one of my favorite activities, but I am doing what it takes to get Toby home without debt. Thank you for your participation, but most of all, pray that these fundraisers will be successful. Thank you!    David and Mary Beth Faile (: