Saturday evening, Oct. 13th, Adoption Ministry hosted a banquet for 360 of their closest friends. The Tacoma Convention Center was all dressed up in black, white and silver and the festive evening celebrated the many miracles of adoption, both domestically and from Ethiopia. Friends gathered to share a delicious dinner and shared stories of their own adoptions or mission trips they have been on. Guests not as familiar with Adoption Ministry were blown away by the stories they heard around their table as well as from the speakers, and many hearts were touched.
Ethiopia, the hot vacation destination …?
Raffle tickets were sold for two round trip tickets to go on a missions trip to Ethiopia in 2013. Frank and Lori Gonzales were ecstatic when they held the winning number and are eagerly looking forward to going to Ethiopia this next year. Wahoo!
Break my heart, Lord, with what breaks yours …
Personal stories of adoption from Washington State and from Ethiopia were shared, and Adoption Ministry 1:27 Director, Jeff Butler, inspired all to listen to the small, oftentimes unheard voices of the widow, the orphan, and the struggling family.
There are so many people to thank who worked countless hours to make the banquet as wonderful as it was. Shelly, Cheryl, Randy, Bonnie, Heather, David, Yvonne, Lisa, Alena, Jim, Jeff, Brett, Bobby and of course our staff and board.
Thanks to the generosity of those attending, we raised $65,000. The event itself was underwritten by sponsors so this entire amount goes toward our programs.
We are SO grateful to God and to all of you who support this ministry through your faithful prayers and financial giving.