Friday, August 17, 2007

Websites and phone calls

*Monday - Conference call with the ABBA Fund. Several new church partnerships are in the works and existing ones are growing. The matching fund from a donor is generating momentum for more funds coming in. I prepared for the GOCI call on Tuesday. Amy Vercler is in Indonesia and Korea until the end of next week.
*Tuesday - Global Orphan Care Initiative Call. Several members out of the country or on vacation so we had a small group on the call. Tuesday evening conference call with organizers working to bring Karyn Purvis to North Carolina in March, 2008. Karyn shared her vision for the future. Lots of planning to do for the conference.
*Wednesday - another Global Orphan Care call in the afternoon. we worked on plans to have Amy move to the Triangle this fall. Her full time devotion to GOCI will be a great step forward for the initiative. I spent most of the day working on a couple of websites.
*Thursday - More work on websites. Work was finished on my new office. I'm looking forward to getting settled in. We visited Chad Gullion and his family as they were passing through NC. He is ready for another trip to China and I promised to go with him.
*Friday - Working on a newsletter to be emailed next week. Also, more website work. I read the Smile Train's newsletter this afternoon. It's great that they have been able to complete 200,000 surgeries with no administrative cost coming out of the donations. Love without Boundaries is very similar and they seem to be great models for other organizations to learn from.

I just received a call from a lady in KY. Their Guatemala adoption has stalled and she is looking for advice. I gave her the contact info of a good friend that has recently adopted from Guatemala and is involved in orphan care. Hopefully she can help. I had never heard of the agency but I looked online and they have accreditation. Hopefully things will work out soon for this family and their little girl.

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