Saturday, November 23, 2013

Final count down for the pie challenge ..time to get your donations in .

So we are into the final count down for the pie challenge ..we are 25% of the way to our target, and we have one week to go .. We are doing great , it is always the last week when the momentum takes off, but we do need your help.  Please share this post with your friends, re post on your own blogs and even post on FB daily .. we need the word out.. the kids are worth it!  and they appreciate it .  We also need you to donate now to get the totals up.  
   Here is a re-post from the blog a couple years ago, but I think it sums things up well .

This morning we went bright and early to go get a young friend from one of the orphanages that we support. From there we headed into Bishkek to the Children's Hospital were we were meeting with a couple eye Dr's to have a check up. From the moment he got into the car until we got to Bishkek, he was telling me all about something really special that happened .. Some one from America sent them all presents.. every single kid got a present.. he said that in his bag he got shampoo, soap, body wash, tooth brush and tooth past, some fruit and candies , and a small toy that he had in his pocket to show me.. then he told all about what some of the other kids got as well.. he was so excited..In my head I was doing the math .. this is a lot of stuff for so many kids... I was so thrilled that someone had thought about these kids, it made my heart warm, then Sergey smiled and told me he was talking about the Pie in the face Christmas 3 months ago... I almost started to cry to know that we had a part of bringing something so special to these kids.. THANK YOU , so much to everyone that has had such a big part in really showing these kids in a tangible way that they are special and are not alone.... You know we help a lot of people with things that cost a hole lot more then this $5 gift, most times they never know us and we don't get to see first hand the reaction.. others we are there for, some times I wonder how much is done or said for our benefit or out of obligation.. but today.. This young boy shared his excitement and gratitude, not to us, but to someone who touched their lives in such a special way... YOU.

   We have some special guests joining us this Christmas , someone all of our adoption community will know.  A team led by Tony Schneider will be departing JFK on the 26th of Dec and will spend about 10 days in Kyrgyzstan helping with all the Christmas parties .. if you are interested in coming along, let us know ..

Here are a few photos of Christmas's gone by  . starting with Caleb Littlejohn .. He was the first one to have his name up for the pie challenge , in fact he was asking about it weeks before the challenge even started ... He is home now in the US, but he still remembers how special it was when we would come to the orphanage he was in to celebrate with them.. maybe if you are not sure who's pie to donate towards , start with Caleb... he really needs to do this ...


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