Monday, December 31, 2007

Going away Party / Fundraiser

For those of you in the area

Time is rapidly approaching when we will begin our adventure to Central Asia. Julies’ last day of work will be the 25th of January and the girls will be done School around the 4th of February. That will give us a couple weeks to get things ready and the bags packed for our departure sometime between Feb. 11th and the 18th (depending on flight availability).
The total cost for this six month adventure will be around $30,000, this will include flights, accommodations, all projects, and keep the home fires burning in our absence. At this point, with what we have saved, along with many donations from family and friends, (thank you to all that have supported us) we are only about $4500 away from our goal.
We did not have any major fundraisers or banquets for this trip, but we did think that it would be fun to incorporate a fundraiser with a going away party. You are invited to join us on Saturday January 26th at 7 pm at the Norwood Pentecostal Church . We will be going with a coffee house theme. Benjamin (son) and Don (brother) will be the feature entertainment. There will also be a silent auction… we are still looking for some good auction items, as well as a few people that have espresso/ cappuccino machines we could borrow for the evening. If you can help with any of these, please let us know.
We look forward to seeing you there and having the opportunity for a little visit before we go.

Blessings Julie & John

1 comment:

Ivy Lee said...

John, thanks for the comment on my blog. If all goes well, we'll be travelling to Kyrgyzstan for trip 2 around mid Feb. Although I don't see myself being all that interesting, I'd love to meet up with you and do an orphanage tour if we can make it work. I would be honored to talk to some of the older girls. I think you will find that my husband Bill has even more to share. I came into all this adventure stuff late in the game. I'm just fortunate to have been given the opportunities.