Monday, March 19, 2012

Now That's A Lot Of Kids

My Ethiopian adoptive mom friends all got together this weekend to hang out. There were 28 kids altogether--from just six families! We were even missing a few-2 where sick, 1 is in the belly and two are waiting in Ethiopia (including our little buddy).

Cool fact--every one of the 9 Ethiopian children pictured below were able to come home because God provided financially through fundraising!

Before we ever started the adoption process, we had always assumed that you had to have all the money up front. In fact, we held the common opinion that you really didn't have any business adopting a child if you didn't already have the money.

God has definitely challenged us on that one and opened our eyes big time.

What we found is that, God isn't in the business of using those that have it all together or even those who are qualified. He's in the business of using those that are AVAILABLE.

Over and over this theme is played out in the bible from David to Moses to Mary....

So often we limit God by what we think we can do or handle. We worry, wait and waste instead of trusting.

The bible teaches us to, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight"
Proverbs 3:5-6

Let's face it, fundraising isn't really any "fun."

But it has been fun and such a blessing to watch God move and work to provide for our baby over the past few days.

We are inching up towards our goal and we're so thankful to those of you who have given.

For the many who have checked out our fundraiser and thought, "what difference will my $7 make?" I encourage to gaze at the beautiful children below welcomed home through adoption and know that every little bit helps and every little bit has made a difference to them.

It matters.

Please consider donating your $7 today and help change the life of a child.

Be the difference for one--it's super simple--just click the link below or at the top left side of this blog.

$7 for our 7th

Such an awesome testimony of God's love and provision for the orphans!

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