Saturday, March 26, 2011

All Things Updated: The Adoption And "2300 In 7"

You may have gotten an invite to our Facebook Event "2300 in 7" last week.

Last week was a big week for us.  We accepted our referral, which meant that we now owed our final Agency Fees.  We were instructed to sign our "Referral Acceptance Letter" and send in our $3300 within 7 days.  I'm not sure why we needed to get it in within 7 days, but we knew that we better get on it, ha!

Like always, we knew the Lord would provide, but as usual, we had NO IDEA how it was going to work out.  Who says that it's boring to be a Christian?!

Well, we created the "2300 in 7" event in hopes that the Lord would impress upon His people to help us out.  And boy, did He!  The Lord not only provided that $2300 we needed within just 4 days, but He provided the additional $3000 we needed to wire over to our Attorney in Uganda to begin the process from that side!  This is the quickest we've ever had to raise so much money in such a short period of time, but when God calls you to do something, don't you ever think, for one second, that He won't show off!

I only share this to boast in our Great God, and because the Lord has instructed us to share our Ebenezer's.  It's good for God's people to be reminded of His provision.

A lot of others have asked how much we still need to raise for our adoption.

The figure that I have come up with from start to finish of how much our process will cost is roughly $33,000.  If you look at that figure it may make you pee in your pants, stop breathing...or simply make you question if you heard the Lord correctly as to what He has asked you to do.  Especially if you are in ministry with an inconsistent pay check.

I also write this to encourage any of you who may be praying about adoption, but think that you just can't afford it right now.  I mean, really, who can?

Anyway, I created a little money tracker so that you all can keep updated on our progress.  This is the amount that we have been able to pay so far!

I cannot begin to explain how humbling this whole process has been for us as we sit back and watch God and His people at work, as you all financially intercede for us and our little Ugandan daughter.

So, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
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