Monday, May 13, 2013

Adoption Raffle Fundraiser!

Okay folks! Viktors is going to be here for his summer hosting in just 46 days! Since we are adopting him, we are pursuing his adoption BEFORE he gets here to minimize his time back in Latvia once he returns in August - and let's face it - adoptions cost MONEY. Lawyers fees, home-studies, fingerprinting, immigration papers, background checks, translations, dossier documents, travel costs and much more needs to be paid. 

With the help of some GENEROUS friends who have donated some FABULOUS prizes, we are having an adoption raffle! There will be FOUR awesome prizes available in this raffle. 

We are selling raffle tickets to be entered to win one of these great prizes! You can purchase your very own raffle ticket for just $10, but I think you're going to want more than just 1 of these babies!  

1 for $10
3 for $25
7 for $50
15 for $100

To purchase raffle tickets, please donate via the Donate PayPal button at the top right of our blog (or here if you're on mobile: PAYPAL). Winners will be chosen June 16, 2013 at 8 PM CST. Our kiddos will draw tickets from a big bucket! The winner from our random drawing will have FIRST CHOICE from the fabulous prizes listed below. The second name drawn will have second choice. The third name drawn will choose third... and I think you see the trend here.

Prize #1: A One Week Stay at Graceland Laguna Beach - a beautiful beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida! 
Value: $1,500!!!! 

It's a BIG BIG HOUSE with lots and lots of room! (Are you singing the Audio Adrenaline song now?) GRACELAND~ beautiful beach house with 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths ~ just a half block from a quiet beach! This beach house sleeps 16 people! Check out their Facebook - Graceland Laguna Beach - to see more pictures! There is a large living area on the first floor, a large living area on the second floor so your group can spread out! Large yard and lots of space for parking! Great screened porch! Pet friendly. 3 queen bedrooms, 1 full bedroom, 1 bedroom with 4 twin beds, bunked. 2 queen sleeper sofas and lots more room. Pack and Play and high chair for your baby. All on a quiet residential street. Lots of fun amenities close by in Panama City Beach! Shopping nearby at Pier Park or head to Destin for outlet shopping! Marine Park and Water Parks close by. Lots of restaurants and shopping.  Beach is 1/2 block away! Paradise!!!! View their listing at:  

The details: Winner will contact the beach house owners to arrange their vacation dates. Dates available After Labor Day until End of April, excluding major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) and must be Saturday to Saturday, or fall within those days. Winner will pay the cleaning fee of $200 at the time of their stay. Prize must be used within 1 year of winning. This prize was generously donated by the amazing Mel and Cassandra Senter! 

Prize #2: A 16 GB iPad Mini!  
Value: $329!!! 

The details: This is the 16 GB Wifi model. It connects to the internet over Wi-Fi networks. This item is NEW and will ship directly from Apple!

Prize #3: Painting by Brian Crenshaw! 
Red Door #6
Value: $450!!! 

Details: I actually won this painting from my friend Wendy's Adoption Raffle! This painting was painted by the Student Ministry Director at Fellowship Memphis. About a year ago, Brian and his wife Erin were preparing to bring home their daughter from Ethiopia. Brian painted many, many beautiful pieces to raise money for their own adoption. You can read more of their story here: Crenshaw Family Blog! Brian donated this painting for Wendy's raffle and I won it and they are THRILLED that it's being used in another raffle to bring home another kiddo! If you want to see some more of his work, check out his website: Studio Crenshaw.  Red Door #6 measures 34'' x 44'' and is painted on cedar planks with cedar trim as the frame! This thing is so cool and HUGE! 

Prize #4: Folk Art Painting 
by Contemporary Christian Artist and 
4 time Dove Award Winner, Clay Crosse!
John 10:14 Painting
Value: $75!!! 

Details: Contemporary Christian Artist and four time Dove Award winner Clay Crosse has been using his creative artist juices to create some one of a kind, awesome folk-art pieces. He generously donated this piece to our adoption raffle! This scripture piece is a 11x14 canvas and painted with acrylic paints. Clay and Renee have 4 children; two are adopted from China. Clay and his wife, Renee, have a wonderful ministry called Holy Homes. 

Thank you so much for your support as we bring Viktors home! I can't believe he's going to be here in just 46 days! 
Viktors, when he arrived in North Carolina for Christmas hosting.

Viktors, when after only 3 weeks of being in a loving home for Christmas hosting.

We are so excited to bring Viktors home FOREVER! I can't wait to see what God does in his life with the support and security of a forever family. Now go grab your raffle tickets and help us get this boy home!!!! 

PLEASE SHARE this raffle with your friends and family! Share it on facebook and twitter for your friends and family to join in! We're praying BIG for this fundraiser and that God will move this mountain of adoption expenses to Viktors can come home forever!

~Michael & Paula

With God all things are possible! 
~Matthew 19:26

1 comment:

  1. That is so amazing how you help to change children's life. When i was a little kid my dream was and it still is to live in USA. I'm so happy to see that there are people like you that helps to live a wonderful, peaceful life. I hope Viktors enjoys it.

    P.S. How can i find you in facebook guys? I'm from Latvia and my name is Roberts Voitkevics. :)