Hey CrossFit Lubbock!
We are excited to announce a fundraiser we are hosting at our gym this Saturday during the 10 AM WOD. As some of you know, adoption is very close to Coach and Mrs. Barnett's hearts. A couple of members from their church are about to travel to Thailand to adopt their daughter and we wanted to pull our community together and support the Tatum's in the last few weeks of fundraising before they travel to get their daughter. We feel strongly that the best part of CrossFit, is the community and opportunities like this are what we strive for! We will be having a fun workout, with a suggested donation of $20 per person. The Tatum's and their SUPER cute little boy, Jay, will be there so even if you can't donate its a great chance to meet some awesome people and enjoy the community surrounding them as they pursue this amazing adventure.
For those that are interested in their story a little more, here is the "About Us" version, from their blog www.tatumsgothai.com.
"In 2014, our church Experience Life shared their vision to reach Thailand for Jesus. We knew in that moment that the way we would make a difference in Thailand was to adopt our next child from there.
Once we adopted our first son Jay, we began pursuing the next road in Thailand. For the past 6 months we have been completing our applications, home study and preparing our dossier (legal paperwork) to be sent to Thailand. Our next step is being put on the waiting list so a match can be made between us and a child! We are excited beyond measure and cannot wait to bring home another Tatum!
We know the way we are building our family is different and we have felt nothing but love and support around us during the last 3 years. As we venture to Thailand, funding has become quite an obstacle. With all fees from beginning to end, we are going to pay approximately $35,000. At first glance, our stomachs drop and we wonder how this will happen but we know God will provide!
With such a large goal, we need help to meet it monetarily. We know that not everyone will be able to help in that way, so your prayers and love are needed as well! Here are a few things to be praying for:
1. The health and happiness of our child in Thailand as we await her arrival to our family.
2. Our family as it prepares for a new arrival. Specifically, Jay becoming a big brother and that the transition is smooth for him.
3. The funds are provided, whatever avenue that may be.
Thank you for your prayers and support! We cannot wait to share the progress of this exciting adventure!"
We hope to see you guys there and are excited about the prospect of kicking this year off with a wonderful turn out for a great cause! See you soon!