Yep, it certainly is and it isn’t easy for me when God tells me to back off and let Him do the work.
But i bit my tongue and i did back off and well… the results are not exactly what i imagine it to be. In fact, the results are very far from where i would like them to be but! God is God and He is Good , All the Time!
We had 18 items on the auction and 17 items had bids on them with a few having some real bidding action. We raised a total of US$201.
i had all these publicity plans so that we can get the most out of this event, have more people take part, raise a large amount for their adoption grants. But God said no. He said set it up, run it on Facebook and the blog, then let it be.
My personal target for this fundraising event was not met. BUT! Facebook stats say that over 1300 people have seen my posts about Shane and Wesley!! Which means 1300 more people know about them and if just a percentage continues to pray for them, we would have gained prayer warriors for them. If just a percentage shares their stories, we would have gained more exposure for them. And right now, exposure – visibility!! is what the boys need the most! Because they have LESS THAN 11 MONTHS! to find a family!
So while the amount raised is small, i praise the Lord for the exposure and supporters these precious boys have gained through this event. i continue to pray that the Lord will bring their forever families to them real soon and that He will take care of their daily needs. Will you pray with me? Will you share their stories?
Thank you all for participating in our event for Shane and Wesley. You can find out more about them by clicking on their names.
Some verses which God gave me through this time:
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
And for the boys:
Romans 8:38 – 39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The auction’s aim is that people will see Shane and Wesley, help them grow their adoption grant (through bids on the items, payment goes into their adoption grant) and to SHARE their STORY so that their forever family might see them and come for them. (Click on their names to read their stories.)
Have you checked the auction out yet? No? Well then, please click here to check it out. Just another 5 MORE DAYS!
If you have taken part in our auction, we thank you and ask you to please share it with your friends.
We would also ask that you would pray along with us for Shane and Wesley. Pray that their forever family will come for them as soon as possible – they have but less than 12 months before they become adoptable.
We are having a Birthday Online Auction to help raise awareness for Shane and Wesley who turn 13 this weekend (24 / 25 August). This means that they only have 12 months (1 year) left to find a family who will love them for who they are and help they walk through life.
Because it is very important that we give these boys as much exposure as possible, we would ask that you SHARE this blogpost/ our FB page/auction on your FB, Blog or Twitter before making a first bid in this auction. This is an honour system, we won’t check on you. But we do ask for your help because only together can we help these boys. The more you share, the more the boys gain.
Then go ahead and make your BIDS. Whole dollars please, no cents.
Auction runs from 24th August EST 11am till 5th September EST 4pm.
When the auction closes, i will inform people who have been successful in their bids and how to make payment. Please leave an email if you do not check your FB messages (Others inbox) often.
There will be no postage costs to you.
All funds raise will be divided equally between Shane and Wesley.
Read more about Shane and Wesley by clicking on their names.
NO Facebook account? You can still take part in this online auction. Below are the items up for grabs, simply go through them, pick a few you fancy, comment below with your desired item and bid amount. i will try to update current bids daily.
Please do pray along with us that the Just Needing A Family’s Love page and this Birthday Online Auction would give the boys so much exposure that their forever families will come forward for them.
Thank you so very much for your support, sharing, prayers and contributions.