just before we journeyed to China to bring our two children home, i came home late from an adoption support group to find my husband on the phone. he spoke for a while-i assumed it was with a member of the golf club he works for. when he passed the phone over to me, there was a wonderful woman on the other end. she said she had been reading our blog and was inspired with our walk and by the way God found us the money to complete a double adoption. she mentioned a friend of hers that was trying to raise the ransom money to bring her child home. she had or was close to having travel approval, but was short several thousand dollars needed to travel.
i got off the phone to find my hubby didn't know this woman we were speaking to. neither did i. it took me a bit to figure out it was a friend i had made through my agency travel group. we wouldn't be travelling with her due to their family commitments, which was a bummer. she is currently in China adopting her sweet girl. you can find her blog at the bottom of my postings, on my blog list, titled Journey to Mei. please join us in praying for their safety. we are with you hubbard family! God bless you.
anyway...she put me in touch with her friend in need. she has walked her current adoption journey in total surrender to God. God moved me to try to donate all my sky miles to her. i worked for hours the week we were leaving to transfer them to her. when all was said and done it wasn't going to make sense to spend more on transfer fees than would give her in credit. i was so frustrated at why God would have us jumping through hoops not to actually have been any help.
duh! haven't i learned that things do not happen in our power? that He makes us rely on Him, trust in Him, and be stripped of all control? then He swoops in and shows us how powerful He is!
well, He showed us all once again. in the last month He has found them over $5000. they still need about $1300 to travel with. this special faithful servant is selling bracelets, cookbooks, and having a give away.
please consider going to her blog and purchasing a bracelet or cookbook. or even better just go donate a few dollars. anything you can give. together this Body of Christ can bring Faith home!
look out mountains...our God is BIG!!!!
HEAVENLY GOD, JEHOVAH JIREH, THIS FAMILY OF YOUR SERVANTS NEEDS YOU TO MOVE YOUR CHILDREN TO HELP BRING ANOTHER CHILD HOME TO A FOREVER FAMILY. YOUR SON PAID THE RANSOM FOR US. WON'T YOU MOVE OUR HEARTS TO RAISE THE RANSOM FOR THIS SWEET GIRL? WE CALL ON YOU. YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS. YOU ARE BIG. YOU CAN LEVEL ALL THESE MOUNTAINS. WE ARE THANKFUL THAT WE CAN COME TO YOU AND PLACE ALL OUR NEEDS AT THE FOOT OF YOUR THRONE. YOU ARE A LOVING GOD. A FAITHFUL GOD. WE KNOW YOUR PLANS ARE TO PROSPER US. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THIS KNOWLEDGE AND ALLOWING US TO KNOW YOU. ALSO PLEASE PROTECT AND BLESS THE HUBBARDS AS THEY TRAVEL IN CHINA TO BRING HOME MEI. WE REJOICE IN YOUR GOODNESS!!! AMEN.