So God’s ways are not our ways….for sure.  Little did we know last year at this time that the Lord would call us to adopt four brothers from Haiti!  This week we got to see pictures of their precious faces, we know their names and we know their stories.  We are not allowed to share this information, but trust us we are smitten!

Then today we were told how much the international fees would be.  Please sit down.  $56,300.  UGH.   This does not include thousands we have already paid, nor travel fees.  I know we are CRAZY!   For a better understanding of why adoption costs so much, please go here: http://showhope.org/5-reasons-adoption-can-be-expensive.  Plus, this is four boys instead of one.  We are utilizing several 0% interest credit cards, applying for a home equity line and praying hard!  We have been accepted by the Abba Fund for a 0% loan, but that will not  come until the end of the adoption process.  So, today America World recommended we begin to fundraise ASAP!   So here is our idea:  The Eleven Campaign.   This idea came from this story:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/hony-boy-from-ethiopia_n_4177784.html  .  In this story a family’s entire cost of adoption was raised and  most of their donations were in $10 gifts!   I thought that seems doable…..since our family will go from seven children to eleven….I thought we would try to get the word out to as many as we could for donations of eleven dollars . Please, don’t think eleven dollars is too small!  If 100 people give $11., that is 1,100!   If you can give 11$ towards bringing home our sons please  go to: http://www.awaa.org/give/eternal_family_program.aspx  and designate your tax deductible  eleven dollars for the Ron Schaffner family. You will receive notification of your giving amount, and then will receive a receipt in the mail designating it to our family. We will receive 100% of these contributions, nothing will go to America World. Or use this link: http://www.youcaring.com/adoption-fundraiser/eleven-campaign/116518, which will take you to our new fundraising page!  Feel free to share our eleven campaign with anyone…maybe it will go viral and we can fund this entire adoption!   Feel free to share it on your Facebook page, or whatever way you can.  Thank you for considering this.  Many blessings to you.

Ron and Michelle Schaffner


12 thoughts on “ELEVEN CAMPAIGN

  1. Erica Kranz says:

    Michelle, your faithfulness brings me to tears. I will be praying for you and doing all I can to help those boys become part of your family!

  2. Julie says:

    Michelle, you know we are praying for you guys! Hard to imagine jumping over all the hurdles necessary, but we serve and awesome and amazing God!

  3. Alice Staples says:

    This is exciting!~ You are true servants of our Lord. I plan to donate $11.00 but I want to know how to do so without going on line. I have friends that do not have a computer who I’m sure would like to help. Please let me know, for instance, if I could collect from them & just send it to you. If possible to do that I’d like to get started as soon as possible. God bless your entire family. Ephesians 3:20,21.

    Alice Staples

    • Alice,
      Thank you for that scripture passage, I needed that tonight! Yes, you can just send us a check to us or if you want a tax deduction you can write it to America World. Thanks so much. But, surely we feel like the verse in Luke 17:10 that states “So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.”
      Many Blessings,

  4. cindy says:

    I tried to donate to the one you said gives you 100% and said to click to finish donation but it never seems like it went through. I am cindy kelly

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