Saturday, July 11, 2009

How Much Left to Raise?

A dear friend asked how much we had left to raise for our adoption. I am THRILLED to report all of the fees with our agency have been PAID IN FULL by the grace of God.

We started out with NOTHING. Literally...nothing. We have paid out over $13,000 in expenses by saving, donations, and fundraisers. It is such a miracle and I truly stand amazed at the way God has provided for this adoption.

So what's left?
Our Visas..............................$160
Mercy's Visa.........................$400 (is that right?)
Our Airline tickets...............$2800
Mercy's plane ticket............$700 (just a guess - maybe more)
Misc. expense in Ghana......$1,000 (again, a guess for hotel/food/etc.)

$5,060
- $140 (recent donations)
- $231 (brat fry)
- $580 (garage sale)
= $4,109 remaining

We recently found out we did not get the grant from Shaohannah's Hope. We were disappointed, but when looking at how far we have come we feel assured that God will provide the remaining funds at just the right time.

O Sovereign Lord!
You made the heavens and earth
by your strong hand and powerful arm.
Nothing is too hard for you!
Jeremiah 32:17

11 comments:

crispy said...

Leaning on Jehovah Jireh...He will provide.

Lena Wright said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Thanks for sharing this-I needed to hear/see the reminder today.

Hugs,

Lena

small town girl said...

I love hearing stories like this. And I cannot wait to hear all about your daughter's homecoming!

The Gang's Momma said...

WOW! Almost 600 at a yard sale! That's amazing. So great. And you are right, considering how far you've come, the remainder is a drop in God's bucket. So happy for you all!

Bill and Christina said...

Praise God that is so exciting!!!

Christina

Amanda said...

Awesome Garage Sale Funds!!!!

God is truly amazing!

Michelle said...

AWESOME!!!!! So great talking to you last night

mama bear said...

God will provide! We found out that we will be getting the exact amount needed for our adoption from our 08 tax amendment! What an answer to prayer. It looks like you are on your way.

Greg's Wife said...

Okay, BOO that you did not get that grant! I was really thinking you had a good shot at it! But praising God for whatever other provision He's got lined up... Can't wait to see it all fall in to place!

Sean and Lisa said...

WOO HOO! Praying God rains down abundant provision for the rest of the fees!

Katy said...

WOW!!! God is amazing....I am standing in awe of what He has done for you, and will continue to pray. I will add that I also got turned down for a SH grant, which disppointed me. But like you, I know He must have led me down this road for a reason, and somehow He will find a way to conquer the mountains in the process and my lack of finances!