Friday, October 24, 2008

Advertise the Triad Network for Orphan Care & Adopiton


I hope you're going to join us at our first meeting of The Triad Network for Orphan Care & Adoption on Thursday November 13th. It will be held at First Christian Church in Kernersville at 7:00pm. Dessert & coffee will be provided!

Ways to promote this event:

* Contact us for a pdf that you can forward
* Ask your Pastor if you can put an announcement in your church's bulletin or website
(contact us for a sample)
* Post a flyer in your community.

For any of these items, please contact us at info@carolinespromise4u.org
Be sure to RSVP by email or by calling Lisa at 336-669-7340.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christian Alliance for Orphans




Caroline's Promise is proud to be a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. http://www.christianalliancefororphans.org/

CAFO's Mission Statement: Motivate and unify the body of Christ to live out God's mandate to care for the orphan with the vision to have every orphan experience God's unfailing love and know Jesus as Savior.

CAFO sponsors the Cry of the Orphan campaign. Contact your local Christian radio station and encourage them to contact the campaign for info on how to download PSAs that will promote adoption & orphan care in November. It's such a blessing to be a part of the Body of Christ. Together we can make a greater impact!

Mark your calendars: CAFO will sponsor a conference in April 2009 called Summit. Make plans now to go with Caroline's Promise!

Fundraiser for Caroline's Promise

Our volunteers in Wilson are raising funds for Caroline's Promise! These items are so cute and would make perfect gifts for baby showers, birthdays, adoptions, Christmas - or whatever! Tammi Barnes, owner of Gifts & Arts Unlimited is donating $10 from every item to Caroline's Promise. Thanks Tammi! So spread the word!I'm ordering a frame for Caroline's Adoption Day! The crosses and frames are $38.95 and the ornaments are $28.00. If you're interested, please contact Buffy at t_bpoole@hotmail.com
Thanks Buffy and girls from Wilson:) We appreciate you!















November is National Adoption Month!

How are you celebrating National Adoption Month? Let's share ideas and make plans now to promote adoption and orphan care in our communities. I'll get us started! Here are a few ideas:

* Donate books on adoption and foster care to your school or church library. We purchased 8-10 books and put a sticker in the front of each that read "Donated in honor of the 143 million orphans worldwide."

* Contact your local newspaper, tv or radio and offer to tell your adoption story. Your community needs to hear more positive adoption stories! Consider mentioning Caroline's Promise:)

*If you have a blog, be sure to write about National Adoption Month. Share how being involved in orphan care, foster care or adoption have impacted your family. Several years after a local paper wrote a story on our adoption, I learned that it had inspired another family to adopt! Include links to orphan care and adoption resources - including Caroline's Promise!

* Consider posting a list of positive vs negative adoption language. Use this time to educate! Ie: Birthmother vs Real mother. Email Lisa for a suggested list!

* Share about adoption in your child's class at school or church. Adoptive Families Magazine has some great ideas for this! http://www.adoptivefamiliesmagazine.com/clip.php See the document, "Explaining adoption to classmates."

Do you have other ideas? Please share them with the group!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wilson, NC Network Meeting

If you live in the Wilson, NC area we invite you to join us for a Networking meeting Tuesday October 21. The meeting will be held at Ruby Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Please RSVP to Buffy at t_bpoole@hotmail.com

If you live in another area of the state and are interested in starting a Caroline's Promise Networking group - let us know! We'll help you get started.

Triad Orphan Care & Adoption Network Meeting


There are so many of you doing awesome things for orphans in your community and around the world. But some of you are frustrated and feel alone. Why doesn't your church "get it"? Why are people so focused on things that don't seem to matter? Sound familiar?
We've seen a real need to unite individuals, churches, agencies and ministries that are passionate about orphans. So we're starting a new group - The Triad Orphan Care & Adoption Network. Our first meeting will be Thursday November 13 at 7:00pm. It will be held at First Christian Church in Kernersville and dessert and coffee will be served. Thank you Juice N Java for providing the coffee!

It's going to be a casual - inspiring night where we share our vision, passion and support of one another. Future goals will be a website where you can post your events and encourage one another. At Caroline's Promise we'd also like to help you develop an Orphan Care/Adoption Ministry at your church. Information will be available at the November 13th meeting. What a great way to celebrate National Adoption Month!

Please RSVP to info@carolinespromise4u.org or 336-669-7340.
We can email a pdf invitation - feel free to forward it to those who might be interested.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bother Me

Things That Bother Me


Screaming kids

People who put God in a box

Satan and his lies

When David washes and dries clothes & then puts them in a chair

Songs at church that have words I don't know the meaning of

When people look at me like I have four heads

The car rider line at school


I could go on and on about the things that bother me. But in the scheme of things - do they really matter?

I saw a new video on GAC the other day. It was by an artist that I'd never heard of - Bill Steely. I wouldn't say that the style of music was my favorite - but I was definitely impacted by the lyrics and the video. It shows a family that could be mine - except I don't brush my daughter's hair - it's too curly. He writes about how the scenes on his tv of people starving, natural disasters and homelessness no longer bother him.

"It really bothers me that it doesn't bother me anymore. Bother me about the things that bother you."

If you get a chance, check it out. And ask God to "bother you"
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=40655449

Helping others through clicks


Okay - so I'm probably a little "behind" with this, but I thought I'd share it anyway because it's making such a difference in my home.

My oldest son, Kendall came home from school today chattering about a website - http://www.freerice.com/. We've kept our kids from the internet for the most part until recently. I was excited to see that his English teacher was giving them a way to learn and help others at the same time. The website has all sorts of quizzes: vocabulary, multiplication, different languages. Every time you get an answer correct - you gain more rice in your bowl. The rice is distributed through the UN World Food Program. Kendall was so excited that he's made a chart for the next 4 weeks. He's going to keep track of how much rice he's earned and sent to people across the world.

According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, most of them children.

I'm thrilled that Kendall is thinking of someone other than himself! And learning vocabulary at the same time? What Mom could ask for more?!!! Who says that kids can't make a difference?
You know, there's a great way that you can CLICK and earn money for Caroline's Promise. It's called Good Search. You simply put the Good Search tool bar on your computer. Instead of googling - you "Good Search". Every search earns Caroline's Promise 1 cent. It doesn't sound like a lot until you start thinking about how many times you search. We've added it to all of our computers - at work and home and we're watching our donation increase!
You can do it too! Just look for the Good Search icon on this page and start raising money for Caroline's Promise! Oh - you can earn while you shop at Good Shop!