Our kiddos!

Our kiddos!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Praise Be to God!

We have had another fantastic and very blessed week! Although we are still waiting very eagerly for our LOA (and experiencing some of the longest wait times seen out of China this far) I know God has a plan and purpose. Don't get me wrong, we are anxious and itching to go. God has blessed us with a peace knowing He has it all worked out. Blessings have been flowing so abundantly! Through the coin drive on facebook, God has blessed us with $1,050 in seven days! SEVEN DAYS! I believe that's God moving mountains! We have $950 to go and I know, without a shadow of a doubt, there is more to come. It's not just about finances. God has been working "behind the scenes" with our house situation. Another mountain, I'm sure, is being moved. If you are in a tough spot right now, remember God can help. Really- this whole journey, at times, has seemed so impossible. Nothing has been impossible with God nor will it be! 

Thank you to the many people that have so willingly given of themselves to help- financially, prayerfully and physically. We won't ever be able to thank you all enough. Please, continue to pray Jesiah home. 

As a side note, but VERY important! We were blessed with a beautiful niece named Madison a few weeks ago. Thank you for your prayers, as I'd asked for them months ago as they went through the long and trying process of adopting domestically. The Lord has truly blessed all of us and we are thrilled she is here!!! :) 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It has been a jaw dropping week!

I am simply in awe. I'm in awe of how amazing God is. How He works all things towards God for those that love Him. He not only knows how many hairs on on Jesiah's head (ours too!), but He knows exactly how many pennies we need to bring him home! Our friends, the Padgetts (they live in Maine), were crafty enough to come up with a coin drive to help us raise the last $2,000 we need to officially accept Jesiah's referral and move into travel mode. GOD IS MOVING MOUNTAINS! So far, we have been blessed with $610.00 dollars and my prayer is that with each penny, God blesses those that were willing to give up earthly riches in order to bring Jesiah home. Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support! Feel free to look for "Coin Drive for Jesiah" on our facebook page if you are interested in joining!

Update: We are still awaiting our final approval from China in the form of our Letter of Approval (LOA). Until this arrives, we can't move forward. God's perfect timing will prevail. We don't have quite all of our money needed to accept his referral and I know, once we do, our LOA will arrive :). We are all extremely eager to have him home with us, however I know God is making it happen. I need to rest in His timing- knowing we can't go wrong that way.

House Update: Please continue to pray for our home situation. If you don't know details and would like to be able to pray about things more specifically, feel free to contact me privately.

I am truly humbled and I know I keep saying this... God is so good. We have been faced with trials that have definitely tested my faith in the last several months, yet I know He is working to bring Jesiah home and working out all of the "other trials" too. We have heard from people I've never met that are willing to help us bring him home. I have heard time and time again that God has laid it on people's hearts to help us. Wow... I guess at this point (although I've written quite a bit already) I'm speechless....

"Trust in the Lord with ALL you heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths" - Proverbs 3:5-6