The Smith's are one of the many tragic families barred from adopting their precious Russian children when the adoption ban came down. Their sweet daughter is still trapped in Russia and they still wait for her. But after more than a year, they realized they still have room in their home and hearts, even with waiting for the day when she can come home.
They are raising money for their adoption by doing a wonderful Easter fundraiser. My in laws like to do this activity every Easter that my children love. They fill a Styrofoam egg container with plastic eggs and when each is opened, it has some object that symbolizes the death and resurrection of Christ. My children never get tired of this simple activity and look forward to it every year when it's time again to discuss our Easter blessings.
The Smith's have made this felt flip book with pages for each aspect of the Easter miracle. The front is beautifully embroidered with the words "He is Risen." I copied and pasted their whole blog post about the fundraiser below, but follow this link http://welovelucyadoption.blogspot.com/2014/03/easter-fundraiser.html for ordering information.
I have been wanting to do something similar for Easter and I finally put it together! It will start on Palm Sunday and go through Easter Sunday. Each day will include reading one or two verses, reading a short devotion, and placing the correct felt piece on the banner. I have added additional verses for older children referencing the Old Testament. This is the perfect Easter devotion for PreK - 6th grade.
$35 donation, includes shipping.
So please check out their beautiful felt books and their sweet son, "Barry"!