Tuesday, July 13, 2010


My friend Erica told me about this puzzle idea she came upon to raise funds for her and her family's adoption. It's a 500 piece puzzle, and they are inviting people to "sponsor" a piece of the puzzle for $10. Then she showed me her puzzle!

Is this not an absolutely beautiful work of art!!?

Now not just because it is a beautiful work...but I am very excited about this fundraising idea for so many reasons:

  • On the back of each puzzle piece the name of the sponsor will be permanently written.
  • As each piece is sponsored, the Shubin family [6 of them] will put it together - together :)
  • Years from now, the newest Shubin at a time when she might be sorting through some of those existential issues all kiddoes go through [more difficult I think for one who is adopted] -- this puzzle will be a visual reminder to her of those who participated in bringing her home. How wonderful is that?!! She will see over 500 names of individuals, families who gladly did so.
  • I had medical insurance when I delivered my children, but there is no "adoption insurance" and this simply is a beautiful God honoring fundraising idea that anyone can do.
Once the puzzle is completed, it will be displayed in a frame so that both front [art of Julia Cairns] and back [those who help "defend the cause of the weak and fatherless"] can be seen.

Click here to read more about it: Many Pieces Together Complete a Puzzle.

"A father of the fatherless... is God in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families..." Psalm 68:5a, 6a.


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