Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ukrainian Miracle

This is something very important to me right now. A WONDERFUL family in our ward hosted three Ukrainian orphans for a travel program a few months back. At the end of this stay, the family decided that through this experience they had found their missing counterparts. Their family, which has been through more trials and heart-aches than ANY other family I have EVER met, finally felt complete with these three spirits in their home.

In order for them to adopt these orphaned children, they have to raise more than $40,000 by March. They are excited for it to be expedited as they thought they would have to wait much longer than that, but they are in need of raising the needed funds much faster than they had originally anticipated.

Please go to their website, read about this amazing family and these amazing children, and see if there is anything you can do to help them.

They have a number of options available. Their son, Caleb has drawn an incredible portrait of Thomas s. Monson that he is selling for as little as $3. It is beautiful. You can order through PayPal right on that site, or I would be happy to purchase some for you without the shipping costs.

They are organizing an indoor yard sale. Buying items at the yard sale or donating items for them to sell there would all be appreciated. I would be happy to take any items you might have for them to where they are being stored.

They also have a 5K and Fun Run being organized. There is a link on their site to register for it. Our family will be there, and it would be so fun to see any of you there to participate.

I know that these are hard times and money is tight for many, but it would mean the world to me and to the Cerans if you could find any possible way to help them reach their goal. Gary Ceran is literally the most Christ-like man I have ever met. He is amazing, especially considering all the tragedy he has seen in his life. Corrine is incredible. She is talented and kind and so inspiring to me. Every time I talk to her I want to be more like her.

I can't think of any more deserving people, especially when the reason for this fund raising is considered-- they want to bring into their home three orphans and change their lives!


Southern Spud said...

Thanks for keeping me up past midnight and making me cry. :) I'll pass on the news and do what I can to help as well.


Oh, and Rexburg!? I'll have to read those posts later!

Anonymous said...

Um, I was totally going to go to that and as it turns out, I had a baptism for one of my niece's that day. Do you know how they're doing with it?