How can we ever thank those of you who supported our auction? We are SO very grateful!
The Lord has once again been good to us. We asked Him for $1000 from the auction.
Oh what little faith we have….
An adoption is not just about the family taking in the orphan. It’s about community. It’s about many people playing a part in the child’s story. And that even applies to paying the exorbitant fees. God, who sits on His throne in heaven, speaks the word, and His army rushes in to help. It’s just that simple.
It’s the truth. This is the third time we’re living this out. Miraculous provision.
Does that mean we just sit back and do absolutely nothing, expecting the Father to just rain down money from heaven? No way! We do our part. We work hard and come up with creative ways to fundraise, and then we trust the Lord to bless the fruit of our labor. I tell you, He just can’t help but do it. We serve a God of immense blessing.
Please, dear friends, if you are one of those sitting on the fence, so anxious and eager to adopt a child, but feel like a humongous wall stands between you and your child–PLEASE don’t let the lack of finances hold you back. It really just begins with a step of obedience. A stepping out of the boat and saying, “Okay, Lord, I trust you in this. You are more than able to provide for something YOU have commanded us to do.” And then just go for it! I beg you to not let the financial hurdle hold you back.
Many may disagree with what I’m about to say, with is totally fine. I don’t, for one second, believe that “Adoption Loans” are the way to go. I just don’t. Sure, they may serve a purpose for the last little remaining amount one may need to complete an adoption, but I truly do not believe they should ever be a starting point. Why? Because God loves, loves, loves to show Himself faithful. He loves to show His glory for all to see. And I believe that trusting Him to provide for an adoption is just one of the ways that He can show Himself faithful to the world who watches. The glory belongs to Him. I believe that when we rush and take out loans and credit cards to rescue a child, we’re robbing God of His glory. We’re robbing Him of an opportunity to show the world that He adores orphans, and so desperately desires for us, as Christians, to bring them home, no matter what the cost! I don’t think the creator of the universe expects us to go into debt to to fulfill a COMMAND in His Word (to care for orphans). That’s just the conviction of my heart.
He is MORE than able to provide. My goodness, if He can part the sea, surely He can bring in a bit of money? It’s nothing for Him.
Just do it, friends. Go and rescue one of God’s children. He’ll amaze you on the journey. Your life and your faith will never be the same again. I promise.
Thank you! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to each and every one of you who has sown seed into our adoption. Whether it be $5 or $5000. Whether it be an item for our auction, or clothes that have been mailed to me for Hailee and Harper. Whether it be encouraging comments, or heartfelt prayers. We are so very grateful for each and every bit of seed that has been sown. The Father has blessed it abundantly, as I know you too have been blessed by your giving.
Counting the days until I can finally hold my daughters. So close!