If you've been anywhere close to this website or on Facebook or Twitter, you know that this past weekend was a big weekend.
It was a big weekend for several of our families because they got to spend Thanksgiving with their child(ren) for the first time. It was a big weekend for other families because they know it's the last Thanksgiving they'll spend without their child(ren).
It was a big weekend because it gave us time to do, like our Canadian supporters did before, and stop and think a bit about what all we have to be thankful for.
But it was also a big weekend because of the people at Family Christian. It was a big weekend because everyone who went into a Family Christian store heard or saw something about the kids in Haiti and about GLA. It was a big weekend because Karen Kingsbury urged her supporters to support the kids in Haiti and GLA. It was a big weekend because they donated 100% of their proceeds and matched all donations over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Did they meet the $500,000 goal? I haven't heard official numbers but based on what their website said last night before I went to bed, no, we probably didn't hit the $500,000 goal. So what does that mean?
It means this was a big weekend for GLA and we took a big step closer to getting our kids into a better facility up at Ft. Jacques.
It means that a lot of people were generous in supporting our work - and I want to thank all of you for that.
But it also means that the work isn't done. We still need to finish Ft. Jacques. We still need to raise the funds to care for the kids and run the facilities.
It was a big weekend, it was a very good weekend, but the job of caring for the orphans in Haiti isn't done.
Thank you for your support and thank you for sticking with us for the long haul.
Posted on Mon, December 2, 2013
by Tom Vanderwell