Saturday, February 23, 2008

Benefit Concert Tonight (Please Pray!!!)

"Journey to Noelle" is our largest and final fundraising event, and tonight is the night. We've been talking about it for months and planning and rehearsing for it for the past 2 months. Now it's here. Yikes!

Eric and I, all my vocal and piano students, a wonderful local group called The Mirthmakers (2 members attend our church), and several other local musicians will perform. We will also be sharing our personal story and testimony of adoption and playing several adoption-related video clips up on large screen. Noelle's face will also be highly evident throughout. :) And this is all topped off with an ice cream sundae bar. Yummm--

I'm feeling a tad (probably more than a tad) nervous about it coming off well, and wondering if the final details will fall into place. It will be an intense and emotional evening. I'm very excited about getting to share in this time of celebration with friends around our community (and hope that several families feel moved to consider or pursue adoption after tonight), but, boy will I be glad when it's over. Whew!

Prayer Requests:
Please be in prayer for Eric and I as we share from our hearts.
Please pray that the Lord provides in a MIRACULOUS way (we believe!).
And pray that the Holy Spirit's presence is felt by all in attendance.

Thank you SO much! I'll be sure to post about the event later this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi. I will be in prayer tonight for the benefit. Brian and I have to work, so we won't be able to attend. BUMMER.
Love you,

Redmom2005 said...

Jennifer -

I hope you had a WONDERFUL turnout for the benefit last night! Wish we could have attended....sounds fun! We're in Indiana!! Looking forward to reading about how it all turned out!!

Erin DeNicolo
adoptedfromhefei Yahoo group

Anonymous said...

Ernie, Matthew and David were in Lincoln, Nebraska for Dare 2 Share, and Mary had to work. I was glad to be able to make it - it has been an honor to share this journey with you and Eric. As one adoptive mom to another - hang in there! The wait is definitely worth it when you finally hold your child in your arms, the one meant to be there. Tony, Mary, Matthew and David were worth the wait - as Noelle will be for you and Eric. This antsy part in the journey will fade with the mists of time, promise!

BTW - don't buy any more books. We talked about Tapestry Books and FCC (Families with Children From China) after the benefit. I have some specific books in mind that the Cozadd family would like to make a gift to the Johnson family.