Tuesday, January 31, 2012

so excited!

God continues to be gracious to us and provide for us...We got a $2500 matching grant!! I know that God will provide the other $2500!

Total so far, we're at $6800!!!! So thankful for God's provision!!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

january '12

I/We are currently...
  • preparing for a Mommy's-only adoption retreat "created for care"- speakers, fellowship, connecting with other congo families, spending time with Auburn friends who have adopted
  • in the homestudy- getting fingerprinted, filling out forms, reading books, writing autobiographies
  • fundraising- trusting God for about $1000 to have homestudy finalized in the next few months
  • excited that we have about 7 months until we learn the child's name, medical records and get a picture
  • finished reading "There is no me without you" by Melissa Fay Greene- awesome biography of an Ethiopian woman who became a foster mother to 250+ orphans. Most of them were left parentless due to AIDS.
  • learning more and more about trusting God, not man, to provide. Romans 8:32 says "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

brief update

  • We got our 2nd payment in, and a few documents. Waiting to hear about starting the homestudy. Hopefully anyday now.
  • Up to $4300 in our fundraising
  • Waiting to hear back about a $4000 grant that we applied for
  •  Planning to go on an adoption retreat (www.CreatedforCare.Com) with some friends from Lakeview that have recently adopted. Im excited about learning more from other Mother's that have walked this journey. Excited about the break-out session entitled "caring for African hair"
  • Have tentative yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, March 24
Little brother copies EVERYTHING big brother does