Monday, June 6, 2011

He is not done and what's next!

I meant to post this last week, but I have not had a chance to even sit down.

My hubby has an addiction to bibles. He is constantly going into the Family Christian bookstore to see what is on sale and then calls and tells me what he wants next. He does buy a lot of bibles that he gives away, but he also has a collection that are all his, I'm not even allowed to touch them :)

Well...... I can no longer make fun of his addiction. By going there so much he has met most of the employees and has told them about us adopting. Through him I was able to meet the manager who is an amazing women. During the time that God was working through all of you to bring in our fee. She had her whole store working on a way to help us raise above that.

They all made fliers and had a table set up in front of their store and we were giving away food and prizes and she even had the Veggietales come out! We were all so blown away!!! Only God!

Melissa (the manager) and I

We love the Veggietales!

People that showed up that day had such giving hearts and we were able to raise $410!!!  All of that money will go towards our travel cost. Plus we still had some of you giving even after we raised our fee!!

Only God!

It's hard for me to believe that once we raise our travel costs then we will be fully funded! I can not wait to say that word.

What happens next?

More waiting. We wait to get a call that we have a court date. When we get our date we will travel to Ethiopia and meet our son for the first time. Then while we are there we will go to court and stand before a judge and say we want Caleb to be our boy. Then (Lord willing) we will pass court right then and there and he will be ours forever!!! Actually, I can't wait to say that word. After all of that excitement we will come back home and wait for an embassy appointment, then we go back to Ethiopia and bring him home!!!!!

The time frame can vary. We are praying that we get to travel towards the end of July and  then have him home by his first birthday. Most people think it would have to be a miracle for that to happen. I have to agree, but we also know if it is the Lord's will then it will happen. So we are going to be praying for a miracle. Please pray with us.

Thank you all so much for your support. Please continue to pray for Caleb, for court, and for the rest of the funds to come in, when it all happens it will be quick!

 I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
  On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
  to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
The  Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalm 145


  1. The beautiful work of God! Amazing!!

  2. Praising and praying to our King "....who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

  3. Way cool...praying for Caleb, resting in the One who sets the solitary into families, looking forward to seeing him in your arms. Love you!

  4. That is so great - so fun to see how God uses people to provide. Congrats on your upcoming adoption!