"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His Holy dwelling." Psalm68:5
APPROVED, APPROVED, I just want to say it again, WE ARE APPROVED!!!! And on our son's 7th Birthday! How cool is that!?!So many emotions are running through me right now. I feel so honored that God would call us on this journey to be able to experience Him in this way. We need to raise $27,000.00 Yes, that is 27 THOUSAND dollars. Could you write me a check please, anyone?.....anyone?.... In all seriousness, God WILL provide. He will! I have no doubt that He will give us the money exactly when we need it. His timing is always perfect. I also know with all my heart that He does not want us to do this alone.
We need to get over our first hurdle, we need to raise $2,500.00 by the end of May. It's for our first round of fees and home study. Will you please help? He is calling ALL of us to help in anyway we can. Here are just a few ways you can help.
- Pray, pray and pray some more. Will you please commit to praying for our family and our son who is not even be born yet?
-We will be raising money starting now! Will you please spread the word? You never know who can step up to help. Also if you have any ideas or might know someone that has ideas, could you please let us know?
-Donate. We have a donate button to the right. Would you pray about giving financially? Just so you know. Every single bit of money will go to our adoption and nothing else.
We are going to have a yard sale very soon. If you have anything that we could sell let us know! We are also hoping to be selling jewelry and T-shirts. I will let you know as soon as I have dates!
After all that, I would love to share with you a piece of our story. We are broke (aren't we all) When I felt the Lord calling me to adopt I saved up $100.00. I have had it put away, so when the Lord told my husband and I that it was time, we would be able to send in our paper work right away ( it cost a hundred to apply). The day that we went to our friends house to get the paper work was the day that our little Jacob fell at their house and had to be rushed to the emergency room. We truly felt like it was Satan trying to scare us away from applying. Why you ask? Well, we all ready have tons of medical bills. Because of that day we will now have a lot more. When it was all over and we were back at home, Jon and I prayed and we both said at the same time that we have allowed money to stop us from doing things for the Lord and we were not going to allow that to happen ever again. The very next morning we sent in our paper work. We knew with all our hearts that this is what God is calling us to do. We are happily obeying.
I want to say it again how blessed I feel for God calling us to experience Him in this way. We want to share our struggles and God's triumph with all of you. I know this journey will not be easy, I know at times it will be stressful, I know Satan will be attacking us even more, but I also know that my God is more powerful then any of that.