Isaiah 1.17

"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mega Yard Sale

The week prior to this sale we kept picking up donations from our friend's houses and while others dropped stuff off at our house. We soon had a fine collection of treasures stuffed in our garage, our side yard and our backyard. I felt like a mega hoarder! Here we are the night before the big sale.

Ben and I woke up a little after 5am and with the help of my parents, we drug everything out front until it looked like this! I wish I had more shots of the sale but of course we were running around crazy the entire morning. I started doing "fill a bag for 5 dollars" for the clothing which seemed to motivate a few brave people to sift through the clothes that were no longer sorted and just heaped up on the big tarp.

Katie = super helper! Came the day before and through bribes of cookies and pizza stayed through dinner helping me sort stuff in the garage. She braved the heat and stuffy garage while being pregnant with her 2nd child. She earned those cookies! Thank you so much Katie!

I meant to take pictures of all the people we knew who stopped by to support us but only managed to take one. So here's Amy and Andrew! Thank you to everyone who stopped by. Some of you translated Spanish, helped with sales, hung out to keep us company, and even bought stuff! Thank you for all your help and support. We are so grateful to everyone who helped by donating their things to make this sale a success.

Grand total = $750 !!!!!


  1. praise God! That is so awesome! I can't believe how much stuff you great Melissa!

  2. "Mega", almost seems like a understatement! You guys must have been exhausted after all your hard work! How awesome though to see how the Lord blessed your efforts. Thankful how this will help you prepare for the next financial hurdle of this process to bring "Opi" home. We love you!

  3. We sure wish we could of been there to help you guys! At times like that, my desire is that we lived closer to you, Ben and the kiddos, so I could help sisters do!:) Perhaps someday we will live closer together! That is so great to see how much people donated, and how much money was raised! Praise the Lord! Another step closer to bringing Opi home! Yea!!