How does a family say thank you when they don’t know who to thank? Maybe I’ll just have to share, in hopes that you’ll read this and know that you were a very very specific answer to pray for our family this week.
As you may know we have all our paperwork submitted to court and expect to receive official word next week that we’ll travel soon. However to do so we needed to pay our final program fee of $1350 along with the $5-$6,000 dollars to travel and stay for a week. Well, this past week I emailed our family coordinator to see if we could wait to make our $1350 payment and try to pull together the funds for traveling. She said that unfortunately we could not and that our case would be delayed should we not be able to make our final program fee payment. I asked that the staff please pray for our family and she graciously said that they would.
Throughout this entire adoption we have seen God meet need after financial need in the most amazing ways as people have sacrificially and generously given to help us pay adoption expenses. Today we walked to the mailbox and opened a letter with no return address, inside was a bank issued check, signed by someone we don’t know, in the amount of $1,300, and Adoption Costs written in the memo line! Can we not say today that our Heavenly Father LOVES the Orphan?!?! That He rejoices in rescuing the perishing?!?!? That He desires that 2 children no longer sleep in an orphanage with no one to tuck them in tonight, with no one teaching them to read, wiping their skinned knees, and most importantly passing on the gospel that they can be adopted into His forever family!
So. . . thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU. You have provided a tangible evidence of God at work!
“Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.” -James 1:27