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Auction results! (and latest on Little C)

We've got ourselves a ticket folks!

We raised almost exactly $1500!! That will help cover at least one of our tickets to and from the Philippines. What a blessing!!!!!!!!

A HUGE thank you to all of our family and friends that donated items. This couldn't have happened without your donations! We had 58 items on the auction. FIFTY-EIGHT! Unbelievable. Thank you isn't enough.

Another BIG thank you goes to all those who bid! Admittedly, I stayed up many nights looking and watching for new bids - it was all very exciting the whole week. We hope all of our final bidders are happy with their winnings!!!

As far as when we will be purchasing these tickets - that is still very much unknown. Just got another call tonight from our caseworker at AGCI. She was able to contact our Philippines caseworker at the ICAB and was told that we were once again put to the side for another week. From what she gathers, there are several other cases that have been discussed at the board meetings and they just haven't been able to get to ours yet. They are "hoping" to finalize our documents next week at a meeting. I'm praying we get the call next week that our documents were actually looked at by the board! I hate knowing every week they put off our case is another week lost at home with Little C. I can only take 12 weeks off from work, but if he comes home in the summer then I will get extra weeks at home. Please put in some HUGE prayers that things start happening, and happening FAST - those extra weeks would be SO beneficial for a 5 year old who has never lived in a family before...

Pray, pray, pray!

Thanks  :)

In Christ,
Mara & Jon

Comments

  1. Mara,
    I bid on a couple of items. Have you notified the winning bidder on each item? I'm sorry I can't seem to find the bid items to look and see if I had high bid on anything.
    $1500! Wow, that's great.
    thanks,
    Jodi Bunnell

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    1. Yes you did win! Sorry, I tried notifying people with tags, but Facebook apparently wasn't working with me. A couple people have said they never got notifications :(

      I will email you tonight with information! THANKS!!!!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations on your successful auction! You're so lucky to have such great support and love coming from your family and friends. Also, I read the latest update about the decision and it sure is great news. I'm with all your supporters and well-wishers in hoping that everything goes well with the process. Thank you for sharing!

    Gerald Mccarthy @ WEDO

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