To our Australian Family & Friends
Dear Family and Friends in Australia
As you all know, recently we had a cute little bundle of joy - our baby, Xavier Patrick Alley. Most of you would have met and even cuddled our wonderful little son.
We would love to take our family and especially our baby to the USA to visit the other half of our relatives there, but we actually can’t afford to do so. Travel at the moment is cheaper than it has ever been in our memory, but even so, for a family our size it is still prohibitive. It has actually been quite difficult for us not being able to share our excitement with our loved ones overseas.
We decided to ask all our family and friends in both the USA and Australia if they would consider giving us a gift to help us travel. We know this is a little unusual - but we remembered the scripture which says "You have not because you asked not." So we started asking the Lord to help us, and now we are asking our friends as well.
Initially we have written to all our family and friends in the USA and have started to receive some gifts from there - that has been encouraging. Now we write to our family and friends here in Australia. We believe we will be able to do it. As part of this we have started a fund for travel.
We are asking if you would consider giving us a gift in the range of $50 to $100. If about 50 of our friends are able to do this we would go a long way to having our costs covered, and what we have saved can help make the difference.
We are not demanding or even expecting the help - but we are asking. We feel that by asking we are taking something of a step of faith and that as we put our hand out before the Lord, that He will fill it. We realise times have been tough for many people we know – there is no compulsion in this request whatsoever.
There are wo financial ways we suggest you could help.
The first is just by sending us a one off donation through paypal. Just click to go to paypal.
The second is to setup a small weekly donation ($10 a week) through paypal for a few months (15 weeks). This way you probably won't even miss the money - but it will be a huge blessing to us.
David, Marie, Bithiah, Titus, David-Elijah, Xavier