Monday, May 2, 2011

Such a Creative Ministry!

Recently, I found out about a cool new ministry founded by friends from our adoption agency community. I  just love, love, love how creative our God is! Really, you have to do the links and reading on this one. REALLY.

I'm so excited to introduce you to Mark and Kelly Raudenbush  and The Sparrow Fund.  Their desire is to help families prepare for and bring home their Waiting Children. And they have found a way to do it in such a unique way, one that almost ALL parents waiting for a special needs child can really access and make wonderful use of while they wait. Not only are they responsible for starting up the awesome adoption resource site We Are Grafted In, now they are using what they know and what they have experienced in their own journey to their little Lydia and parlaying that into financial support for other waiting families.  

For a really great introduction to the ministry,
go to this post and read Mark's own words
on the start of The Sparrow Fund.

For another great background peek into the hearts
of this couple and what they desire to do to help families
be prepared and be educated about
their Waiting Child's needs, head over here to this post.

What you need to know, is that for the month of May, The Sparrow Fund will be receiving 10% of the profits of over 30 on-line retailers who have partnered with The Sparrow Fund to get it off the ground with a bang. Click on either of the posts highlighted above for a full list of participating retailers.

Additionally, if you think this ministry to waiting parents is as valuable and creative as I think it is, I highly encourage you to grab their button and put it on your sidebar. Or write your own post about the fund. Get the word out. This creative financial support for families in the special needs adoption community is going to help a lot of families for a long time. And I'm so proud to call them my friends.

1 comment:

The Raudenbush Family said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! And, thank you for giving TSF some good front page exposure here. We can't wait to see how God multiplies that 10% this month and then watch to see how He uses that for Kingdom work. Really exciting stuff. :)