Well, we just couldn't shake this..... we knew HE was planning this, He just needed us to trust Him. Thats when we heard someone say, "God funds what He favors and He favors adoption". How profound! Like we thought for a minute HE didn't!!?? Of course He wants these fatherless children to have a home, a family, and the chance to hear about HIS grace. So the question became.... "do we or don't we believe that He will provide the resources to make this happen?". We knew the answer.... of course He would!
With our faith in hand, we set out to do something very expensive, yet we were very broke. Sound outrageous? Of course it does! But don't fret for a minute... let me just share what HE has done so far. Before we even filled out an application, a very precious friend called and offered to do a fund-raiser for us that ended up providing us with about $300. Guess how much our application fee was, yep, $300. Next we put a couple of items up for sale and expected it would take a while to move them, nope, they sold immediately for exactly what we would need for our initial fees. Then, oh no, here come the big fees.... a large portion of our adoption agency fee plus our home study agency fee are about to be due. Guess what, this past week-end, a dear friend shows up at our door with an extremely generous check that covers those fees. Praise the LORD!!!
This is amazing and I can't believe we almost missed this opportunity to see our "Daddy" provide for His children just because we were broke. Yes, we have a long way to go and alot of funds to come up with, but we don't doubt that HE will provide every dime. : )
Brothers and Sisters, if you feel God stirring your heart for adoption, please don't say "No" because you can't afford it. If you want to see how big your God is, say "YES" and watch HIM grow!!! To our friends who have already partnered with us to bring this orphan home, thank you. We know you give all glory to the Father!
"My friends, adoption is redemption. It's costly, exhaustive, expensive and outrageous. Buying back lives cost so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed HIM." -Derek Loux
Praying for more redemption!
P.S. As a side note I feel like I need to say this. Yes, you can adopt domestically or from some countries and spend much less than $25,000. At this time, we just know God is asking us to go "international". I'm certain that's because that's where OUR child is. : )