James 1:27 LIVE
Organized by: Koni Maat
We are Ken and Koni Maat. Maats do everything ourselves. We wash our own cars, do our own home remodels and car repairs, paint our own walls (and toe nails) and move our own boxes. We will gladly help you with anything but will never ask you to help us…until now…
God has placed it on our hearts and given us the opportunity to adopt a special 4 year old girl from China. She has a medical need that will have to be addressed once she is home with us, but the first part is getting her here. Up until now, we have paid for everything – you guessed it – ourselves! We have had a few very generous and very humbling donations but most of it has come out of our pocket. Now we are asking you to partner with us and be part of our adoption story, our puzzle if you will. Until a few months ago, we thought we had successfully completed the puzzle of raising children. They were all gone and they all left alive, healthy and productive – puzzle completed!
Nope! God has one more child raising puzzle for us to solve and this time it involves one who only speaks Chinese! You can be part of our adoption puzzle! We will be offering pieces of this puzzle for donations. We will write the name of the donor on the back of each puzzle piece and begin assembling the puzzle as the donations arrive. When the puzzle is finished, we will mount it between two pieces of glass and display it in our home. Their “story” is very important to adopted children and we want to be able to take the puzzle down from time to time and tell her about all the people that cared enough about her to help with her adoption. We want to show her all the names and blow her mind with the number of people that wanted her to have a forever home.
So I’m sure you’re wondering how much you have to donate for a piece of the puzzle? Our suggested donation is $25 per piece (wait, keep reading!) The goal is for her to see the amazing number of people that cared enough to donate, so if you can’t give $25, then give what you can. We will proudly put your name on a puzzle piece and show her that you cared.
It’s really that simple. Send your donation for the number of pieces you want to sponsor, we will write your name on that many pieces and put those pieces together. Every few days we will add a photo to Facebook of how the puzzle is coming together. When it’s completed, our little girl will have a forever home and you will be forever remembered in her story!