A Safe Place

Update posted by Sandra Hopkinson Maki On Jan 14, 2013

So... thank you! Really, I don't know what else to say. Ben and I are so amazed at how quickly and generously eveyone has responded. It is cool that we find ourselves fully funded - and beyond - in less then a week.  If ever we doubt, if ever we hesitate, we have this as sound affirmation that we are supported and loved and must move forward!  So onto buying and purchasing, painting and decorating... Orange zest has been choosen for the walls. Bunkbeds have been purchased, and just today I went to see Jerry and Mary at Sleeptronics here in Prescott. They are giving us two twin mattresses at cost!  The quality of these mattresses are beyond what Ben and I will ever sleep on!  Give them shout out if you would. They are just starting out their business here. What a way to begin--in benvelonce, right?  (And you can see their cute dog Palin who Banner loved to play with)

Our church here, Prescott Christian, is also supporting us. We are so happy to be a part of this church family. (Honestly, after King's Harbor it has really been difficult to call any other place home. This is helping for sure...)

One of our prayers is that we would be totally unified in all of this, that there would be no opportunity for accusation that one is more involved than the other. And God knows that one thing Ben and I do sometimes is argue about is how much we spend time and money on color choices and curtain access.  But with these funds, just for the Foster Care room, there is absolutely no room for discussion because with this generous allowance we can do everything I want and then some. Trust me, I still bargain and spend thriftly (thank you China for the lessons). I got a couple hundred off the bunks and found a $2000 dresser for $240 - all wood and handcrafted. I will put up pictures soon.   

So that is too long of an update but that is where we are for now. John from church is coming over to help paint this week. I am terrible at painting. Ben relegates me to the closets. We love you all and thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! We are keeping the funding open as we don't know what needs will arise: guitar lessons, a Ronald Dahl collection, a new coat...

Sandra and Ben

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Adam and Sarah Melendez

Backed On Jan 07, 2013 Amount Hidden

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We wish we could send more, however we are moving cross country! We wish you the best of luck!

Justin and Brandy Vail

Backed with $30.00 On Jan 06, 2013

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We did that for a while. Very hard but very rewarding. Thank you for being willing to do the hard thing.

Dawn

Backed with $20.00 On Jan 06, 2013

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I love it that you guys are following God's calling on your hearts to be a reflection of Christ, a father to the fatherless. I know while at times it will be tough you will be greatly blessed. We are praying for you and are so excited for you!

Scott and Natalie Putnam

Backed with $150.00 On Jan 06, 2013

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Mission work in the states and in your home! Have fun creating a welcoming space for children to find comfort in HIM!

stephhopkinson

Posted On Jan 05, 2013

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Congratulations! May God Bless you as you create a warm and welcoming space for the children! I love the map on the wall!

stephhopkinson

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This is so cool! I'll be praying for you guys!

Amy

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 05, 2013

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James 1:27 exemplified!

Morrills

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 05, 2013

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Praying for you guys :)

Daniel

Backed with $20.00 On Jan 05, 2013

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