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!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

We will be holding a fundraiser dinner this Saturday night (March 9th) at 6 PM to help with our final adoption fees

We are so thankful to another local church for allowing us to use their fellowship hall.  Of course, Locust Fork Baptist Church is not just ANY other local church!  This is where I attended from about age 5 until age 20!  I was baptized here, married here, and my husband was licensed and ordained to preach at LFBC.  My parents still attended when they died.  As you can see, it holds a very special place in my heart.  And we are so thankful they are allowing us the use of the fellowship hall (the very one that held our wedding reception!) for this fundraising dinner.

If you are local, we would love for you to join us for dinner at 6 PM.
We are asking for donations. 
To Go Plates will be available if you are in a hurry. 
If you are not in a hurry, please consider our silent auction that will be held from 6-7 PM.
We would love to see you there!!!!