Thursday, April 2, 2009

God is Moving

When we were first considering a Ghana adoption I called to inquire about the fees and when they would be due. Since the process currently goes so quickly, even though they were required in two installments they would pretty much be needed on the front end. Logic told us there was no way that could happen. Logic told us it would take MONTHS before we could even consider starting.

Being that we're not very logical people, after much prayer we decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it. We were in this 100%. We were going to take our $2,400 and BELIEVE that it would be multiplied.

In the last few weeks God has really been moving on our behalf.

Application Fee...$125...PAID!
Homestudy Update...$500...PAID!
Agency Fee...$4,200...PAID!

We were blessed with $800 in donations just this past week, which means we have $800 towards our last fee of $6,000. We will also be getting our tax refund soon which will cover another good chunk and we are praying that we will be awarded a grant through Shaohannah's Hope. We will continue to fundraise for our travel expenses and already have brat frys planned for April, May & June along with a garage sale.

When we began this process I clearly felt God was telling me we would not have to incur any debt to do this adoption. This is HIS adoption, not ours. I can feel Him moving and completely trust in this promise. I am humbled and amazed...to God be the glory!

Who compares with you among gods, O God?
Who compares with you in power, in holy majesty,
In awesome praises, wonder-working God?
Exodus 15:11 (The Message)

10 comments:

Lena Wright said...

God is faithful! Thanks for sharing this.

We are having a garage sale this weekend. We are doing a handmade jewelry auction. We have rec'd many generous donations and are so grateful.

Hugs to you!

Annie said...

Just wonderful! It all seems like a pretty economical adoption, all things considered - though it would be major money for us, of course.

I wish you godspeed!

Michelle said...

Amazing!

Bill and Christina said...

Praise God! I am so very happy for you and your family.

Christina

MOM said...

MY PRECIOUS DAUGHTER,
THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT. I SEE THE HAND OF GOD MOVING BECAUSE YOU LAID THIS AT HIS FEET AND TRUSTED IN HIS WORD. PRAYING FOR THE GRANT TO COME THRU AND THE GARAGE AND BRAT SALES TO BE A TESTIMONY OF WHAT CAN AND WILL DO. I LOVE YOU. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

crispy said...

God is faithful. =)

The Gang's Momma said...

Awesome! I'm so happy for you all. Glad to know it's moving so quickly, on all fronts.

DotBlogger said...

Wonderful!

Katy said...

Awesome! I have been struggling with funds so this is very encouraging....I know that God is faithful!

Rhonda said...

Thank you, LORD!