While living in Texas for some short time, I met the Nichols family. I quickly fell in love with their heart for adoption. (I look forward to adding all sorts of lovely children to my family someday). Adoption is so many things, and I love the physical, very real picture it paints of our adoption by Christ cf Ephesians.
Another thing adoption is: expensive. Casey Nichols Chappell and her husband Dan have decided to adopt 2 babies from the Congo. The Chappells have a story of a tried and true faith, and God has blessed them abundantly. It’s fun to watch - even over the Internet miles away.
To help curb the cost Casey is doing “Best-of-Baskets”
Here’s the whole story, about their most recent decision to adopt.
I’ve been waiting for one of my favorite baskets, so I can go all out, and you vintage-loving followers can join in!
“All you have to do to is enter your name into a drawing for this basket when you make a donation of $5 towards our Congo Adoption. For every $5 we will put your name on the list…. so, $10 we will put your name on twice… $25 five times… and so forth. I will do a videotaped recording of the random choosing of one of the entries and will announce it on the blog and/or contact you through email or facebook. I will then pack up all the goodies and send it your way to enjoy!!!
After you donate (for each $5 you get an additional entry into the list of names for the drawing for the basket!) post something about this on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add your name again to the list. Just be sure to tag me (Casey Nichols Chappell) in your status on FB and/or use the hashtag #congobestofbasket in your Twitter post. (that’s the only way I’ll know to add you again)
Adoption is about community. And what a great way to know you’re a small part of helping to build an intensely loving family who seeks Christ at each turn life brings them.
Here’s the page - join in! The drawing is 10/3/2011