Thursday, December 13, 2012

Matching Grant!!!!

Thank you all for following our story as we work to bring Isabelle and Hallie home from China. As you know, one of the greatest obstacles toward bringing these girls home has been the finances, as the total cost of the adoptions will be around $55,000.

Many of you have been praying with us that we would receive some of the grants that we had applied for. We are very excited to report that we have been awarded a $4,000 matching grant from HANDinHAND Christian Adoption, Inc. a non-profit private operating foundation. Since it is a matching grant, they do not give us the funds outright. Friends and family members can make donations, and they will match each dollar that comes in, up to $4,000. All donations made to HANDinHAND are tax-deductible. So that means, that if we do raise the full $4,000, then we will have a total of $8,000 to send to our agency. This would be wonderful, because that is a huge portion of the amount that we owe them right now. We have gotten several new donations, and we think that with that $8,000 we would have enough to cover all of the certification fees and to submit our dossier. We are really praying that God will raise up the $4,000 and allow us to send in our dossier and be that much closer to getting our girls home. We are posting a Dropbox link to a Grant Award Letter that explains some of the details more clearly. You can find out more about HANDinHAND through their website at If you have further questions about the HANDinHAND matching grant program please feel free to contact HANDinHAND Christian Adoption, Inc. with any questions you may have.  They can be reached at 913-248-5015 or by e-mail at Also feel free to contact us directly at

If you do feel led to contribute to this grant, you can send donations made payable to “HANDinHAND Christian Adoption” postmarked by January 18, 2013. Please note that for tax purposes, It is very important that you do NOT put our name on the check, ONLY on the outside of the envelope. Checks can be sent to:

HANDinHAND Christian Adoption, Inc.
Greg and Kristie Godwin Family
18318 Mimosa Court
Gardner, KS  66030

There is some urgency here, as donations will only count toward our grant if they are postmarked by January 18th. If you are planning to make a donation, please keep that in mind. Thank you very much.

Greg & Kristie

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