Friday, August 20, 2010

God is everywhere..... even Kinko's!!!!

Have you ever left Kinko's crying? We just did! Let me share an example of how good God is. Tonight, we headed to Kinko's copy center to get a bunch of copies made of what I have been calling our "begging letter". If you've adopted before you probably know what I'm talking about. It's a letter that tells the story of how God placed the desire in our hearts to adopt a child and it shares what our needs are right now. Obviously we are seeking prayer and help in raising the funds to bring our baby home to us. We have prayed over this letter and for the many families who will be receiving it in a few days. I just keep saying, "God please provide these funds for us". Okay, so tonight we go into the copy center. I go to the copier but I really want to use heavier paper than what is in the machine. I go to the counter and ask an employee if they have some heavier weight paper that I could use. She shows me what she has, I choose the one I want and turn to go back to the copier. She then asked did I want to do it myself or have her do it behind the counter. For time sake and the sake of the store (6 of my kids are on the loose and the little ones are pulling things off the shelves left and right) I decide it would be easier for her to do the copying.
While we wait, we run into someone that I have not seen in about 18 years. It's a couple who explains that they are trying to have a baby but haven't gotten pregnant so far. When I tell them why we are there, they have many questions about adoption and the whole process. In my mind I'm thinking, God you are so good. What were the chances of running into someone I haven't seen in so many years, sharing our story and them being inspired? That was cool but it gets better.
I look up to see the lady behind the counter walking to the register with my box of copies. As I approach the counter I notice she appears to be almost crying. Here's what she says to me....

"I read your story while making your copies. I am from Kenya and I came to America to get an education so that I could do mission work and help the poor. Some people don't get this but I do. I am in nursing school and work here to pay the bills. It's not much, but I want you to take this check for $50. and use it to help get your baby home from Ethiopia."

She hands me the check, I call Shawn over to the counter and tell him what this precious lady has just done for us. I pay for the copies (tears are literally dripping off my face and onto the check that I'm writing), we thank her over and over and I just about crawl up on the counter to hug her neck. As we leave she asks us to please bring the baby by to see her when we get home. Shawn and I round up the kids and walk to the car in tears and amazed by what God just did for us. Yes, my man cries and I love that about him. (Lately it seems like this little Ethiopian princess has us crying quite often.)
Is that story amazing or what? Our Father is so loving! I believe He just enjoys reminding us all the time how much He loves us and how much He plans to provide for our needs. We will be praying for this very special sister in Christ that we met tonight. Praying that God will bless her and continue to use her to bless others. Thank you Jesus for our new friend!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matt. 7:7


  1. Oh my goodness! I love this story!! Love how God places people in our lives at just the right time...HIS timing!!

  2. Wow, wow, wow! That is awesome...I never cease to be amazed by the way the Lord shows up!