Wednesday, March 13, 2013

God's Provisions

We are so thankful for the Lord's provisions for these two adoptions.

Our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser was such a blessing to us in many ways.  So many of our family, church family, and friends helped us prepare the food and also donated items for the silent auction, and then many others supported with their attendance.  God blessed us with over $2600 Saturday night!  We are primarily thankful to the Lord for His provision, and we are also so very thankful for friends and family who love our girls and who see the big picture of adoption.

God put the icing on the cake, though, even before the dinner began.  Friday evening, the night before the fundraiser, we learned from Lifesong for Orphans that we received a $2500 matching grant!!!  So incredible!  So the money we received at the fundraiser was able to be written to Lifesong and designated with our name, and, thus, credited toward our grant!  Our $2600 raised turned into $5100 with the grant!  Isn't God's timing always perfect?!?

We are just a couple thousand away from our needed amount, and God should get all the glory!

Our daughter Hannah put together a video with our pictures of Sarah Kate and Ruthie.  We love it and thought we would share!  I can't wait to jump a plane and go get our girls!

It won't be too much longer now bc we learned yesterday our I-800 paperwork was approved!  We should be receiving Travel Approval in about 6 weeks!


Janet said...

That is fantastic! We know from our own adoption experiences how God can just blow our minds with his goodness and provisions!
China weather should be beautiful when you travel=)

Christine said...

Hi Rebekah,

We met in China back in April 2011

I was going through our blog and remembering our trip as we come up on our Forever Family day tomorrow. You/Your Husband had signed our guest book and left your blog address.

Your family is always on our minds.

First congratulations on your upcoming adoptions. Your daughters are beautiful! We would love to adopt again but just can't afford it.

You have a beautiful family. Jonathan and Josiah are amazing and so cute.

I am so happy to have found your blog.

Best of luck and I plan on following along.

Christine, John & Hannah