I just wanted to thank all of my friends and family that supported this mini-fundraiser that I put together for the orphanage. It was a lot of work but it sure did pay off big! I stuffed three suitcases full of 280 scarves. My biggest worry was getting through customs without being harassed. I have said from the beginning that God has blessed this project and He took care of us every step of the way. We made it to the US, filled out our customs form stating what we were bringing back, made it to the officer at customs and he welcomed us home. A huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I figured the absolute worst thing that could happen was I would lose the initial investment if they confiscated the scarves but that was highly unlikely. The only other thing that could have happened was we would have been taxed, which would have taken away some profits from the orphanage but luckily nothing happened!
As soon as I got home, my mom and I sat in the floor of the farmhouse and organized, selected everyone’s color preference, and packaged all 280 scarves. It took most of the afternoon but we were one-step closer to making a difference in a little kid’s life. The next step was collecting the money. I am still waiting on a few checks to come in the mail before I make the final donation to the orphanage but after expenses and all of the extra donations given to us I believe the final donation will be around $3,600 USD (105,500 Thai Baht). As soon as I have made the donation I will update the blog in addition to posting pictures of my beautiful friends and family wearing their new scarves!
God is good!
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”