"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Friday, December 17, 2010

How much $$$ did we raise????? Drum roll please....

We are so honored to be a small part of the wonderful work that is being done in Dube Bute, Ethiopia to bring clean water, education and health care to the region. Dube Bute is near the region of Ethiopia that Grace is from. It is so awesome to watch as adoptive families, like the Alexanders, continue to make a difference in the lives of those living in Ethiopia long after they bring their beautiful children home. We are so pleased to have been able to donate funds toward their project (with Glimmer of Hope) through the sale of our bottle cap necklaces and key chains. How much did we raise...Are you ready for the drum roll?????.....thanks to many of you, we have been able to raise $1075.00 to donate to Hope for Dube Bute!!! Thank you to all of you who have purchased necklaces and key chains. After adopting this year, we never would have been able to donate this much money, but this proves that we can still all do something to help out. I am sure many of you have a crafty side, the ability to host a fundraising event, or some other little talent that you can use to raise money to help the beautiful people of Ethiopia. After traveling to Ethiopia, I am even more sure of what Proverbs 24:12 says
"...once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act."
You can still make a donation to Hope for Dube Bute. What an easy last minute Christmas gift :) Just visit Glimmer of Hope's website.
Check out the video below to see more about the work that will be done in Dube Bute. You may even be encouraged to step up and do a little something to help...what an amazing project!
(pause the music on our blog before watching the video)

Hope for Dube Bute Campaign Fundraising Event, Hosted by the Festes and the Baileys from A Glimmer of Hope on Vimeo.


  1. That is awesome news guys!! Just a few minutes ago the mail carrier brought us two adorable key chains. Thank you!!

  2. That is just SO cool! Doesn't it feel awesome to be used for the kingdom?! Abbie has been wearing her necklaces to school and has been getting tons of compliments. If you ever have time to start making them again, I know some people who will be ready to order!

  3. Yeah! I am so excited that you raised so much! (though not surprised!)

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! your new family picture. It turned out great.

  4. Just another incredible example of how HE is raising these funds!!! Thank you so much to you and everyone that purchased these awesome bottle cap key chains and necklaces! :)

  5. I LOVE LOVE your new picture!!!! And I LOVE that your fundraiser was sooooo successful!! So many things to be grateful for!