We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Egg Rolls!

Well our first real fundraiser if over and done with.  We sold over 120 dozen and made them all in two days, whew!  We made about $1700 with the fundraiser which was more than I had anticipated.  I asked God for at least $1000 to make it worth our while and God provided above and beyond.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Lord!  It was a great time and I had the help of many wonderful ladies.  It was so amazing to feel the love and support from those who helped in the kitchen and for those who helped support us by buying or donating.  Thank you God for humbling me and being able to receive that gift.  So here are some picture of us making the egg rolls, of course I didn't take any pics when everyone was there and the kitchen was crazy because....the kitchen was crazy :)

Yesterday morning we also got a wonderful email from the Munn family that took our first care package.  We have pictures of our little girl opening her very first care package and holding the paper with our pictures on it.  So precious it made me cry as I looked at them and saw her hands on our faces.  She is so stinking cute (just a little biased).  They also said they have a little video of her when one of the workers is telling her about us.  Now a lot of people have been asking if she knows that we are coming for her and if she's being prepared.  Normally that would be the case and they would sort of understand what was going on in the months to come and who it is that has sent her things and who the people in the pictures are.  In our case I'm not sure if that is happening or not because we found out the language she speaks in Wolaitigna and most people in the capital city of Addis Ababa speak Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia.  Her language only makes up about 2% of the population there so she is actually learning Amharic while she is at the transition home waiting for us.  Who knows if she understands that this family is going to be HER family or if she just thinks, "hey more stuff from these people, yay!"  At least we have a care package going to her every week until we get there and a picture in each one of them so hopefully she will be familiar with us when we come.  Cute story about the latest pictures we got yesterday:  Dominic saw I was sending pictures to pick up at Walgreens online and asked if I had already sent the order or not.  I said that it wasn't submitted yet and asked what he wanted.  Well he asked if he could have a picture of his sister to put in his photo box that he made.  He is so sweet and I'm so glad that he is excited about his little sister.  Since she is so much closer to Christian's age I wasn't exactly sure what level of enthusiasm Dominic had about her.  It's nice to know that he is anticipating her arrival just as much as we are :)

A few posts ago I promised to have picture of the quick re-do of the office I did.  It's not much but it was enough to keep me busy for a couple of days.


Debb said...

CONGRATS ON A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER!!! WOW! You must be a bit exhausted after making so many dozen! God is so GOOD! :) LOVE how excited Dominic is for his sister! Sweet story!