Faraway Place held its First Annual Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on May 6th, 2011 at First Baptist Altamonte Springs.  For those of you who volunteered, donated, attended, bid or did all of the above, thank you for your compassionate hearts.  As for the music, Chris Hall (with his oh so beautiful sidekick Jessica) and Evan Taylor Jones Band, it was AMAZING.  We also cannot forget to mention the beautiful and entertaining Mistress of Ceremonies, Laurie Copeland who kept the event flowing which allowed it to come off without a hitch.   Oh, and the food, yummy, yummy, yummy and thank you Sarah.  She single handily fed us all and from the feedback I received, she should seriously consider a catering business.   

On a personal note, I want everyone to know I will make sure our kids (kid’s of a generous God) will know how their American brother’s and sister’s in Christ worked hard, long and relentlessly with giving attitudes and bighearted thoughts for them and for Faraway Place.  We know scripture tells us that God is a good, loving, truthful, and compassionate God which means everyone who took part in this event (no matter how small) embraced their Christ like hearts and I was honored to share in such resolve!  We all worked through Him and in Him and it was a beautiful experience. 

So, from Hannah and I, and all the teens who will soon be under our roof and part of our new home, may the Lord keep you and bless you five thousand fold! 

P.S. Pictures will be added 🙂