Hi friends! Gosh, I have been in an absolute fog for the past few weeks. My hubby had shoulder surgery and then we've all been sick. I just have to shake this sinus infection and then I'll be back to "normal" hahah. The weather here is absolutely gorgeous right now and I hate being sick when it is so beautiful outside!
Anyway, here I am again, raising money for a mission trip that my husband and I are going on to Zambia, Africa this June. We went last year and it was just incredible! Zambia has one of the highest per capita orphan rates in Africa due to the ravages of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS. The need there is so great but I believe we can make a difference!
We'll be going with Family Legacy again as camp counselors for a group of 12 orphans each. It is so cool to spend the week getting to know each of them, sharing Christ with them and just hugging and playing games with them. They have never experienced anything like it (things that our kids experience all the time) and it is the highlight of their year. I could really go on and on about it all but if you are interested to learn more I encourage you to check out the website (they do sooooo much it's amazing!).
The cost to get to Zambia is pretty high, $3,950 per person (absolutely and totally worth it though!). We have been incredibly blessed and are only lacking $1,600 of the final amount which is due now in order to avoid rising airline fuel costs! Our trip is in early June, only 3 short months away.
I am raffling off my Innocent Crush Color Brick Quilt that I made last year. This baby is hand quilted in perle cotton! I won't lie and say it won't be hard to let this quilt go but I so believe in the cause it is benefiting and I know it will go to a good home. :) I want to give all of you, my blogland friends, an opportunity to support me (please do not feel obligated in any way!). Just knowing you guys are praying or thinking of me really means a great deal to me, THANK YOU!
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win while helping a good cause! Tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be on March 10th! Click HERE to give (this is our fundraising page and the money goes directly to Family Legacy for our trip - tax deductible as well!). Just email me [quiltsbyemily(at)yahoo(dot)com] the confirmation you receive to let me know how many tickets you purchase.
Thank you for letting me put this out there! I can't tell you how excited we are to have the opportunity to go back!