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Puppies for Sale...or Creative Ways to Pay for Adoption

Our lab pups are almost 45 days old; aren't they adorable!  We have eight pure bred pups and we will be selling them to help pay our attorney fees for the adoption.  This extra income (pray that they sell) could not have come at a better time because our budget could not handle the added expense of the attorney/court fees for the adoption.  Three weeks ago we had no idea that a precious little girl would be added to our family soon, so we didn't have time to save up.  Not to mention that the dollar is so low here, it really makes prayer an integral part of our existence!

So, if you know of anyone living in Paraguay that wants the best all-around dog that's fantastic with kids, send 'em our way! 

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  1. Hey Guys, how did Norb do at the marathon? We looked for him while we driving all around the race route but didn't see him.

    This is a link to a post I wrote a while back about exchange rates and whatnot. I just wanted to inform mission givers of some of the incalculable costs involve with sending funds out of the country. http://wp.me/p1lhwq-C

    Rita Vernoy reposted this a couple of weeks ago on her blog.

    We are praying bigtime for your case this morning and we look forward to the outcome and the chance to meet the little one. Ken

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  2. Wish we could send a puppy to Mexico! We have been wanting a lab! Any news from the lawyer/judge? You have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly! Love you guys! Julie Zaragoza

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