Monday, July 19, 2010

A Fellow Traveler

On Thursday, July 8th I received a call from our adoption case worker while we were driving through Oklahoma letting us know we needed to update paperwork. Another $500 was going to be due very soon. That may not seem like much, but I'll be honest... I was frustrated. I spent the rest of the drive asking God if we were following his plan for adopting a little one from China. While with my family in Missouri, I met three kids from China who found their forever families in the US. I got to hold my cousin's infant son (also of Chinese heritage) and my doubts melted. I knew we were doing the right thing. When we arrived home in Texas, I went through my mail at church. I opened a small envelope and found a card from an anonymous friend. Here's what the card said:

Hi Gene & Brenda,
A year ago God laid it on my heart to help you with the adoption of your baby from China. It has taken me a while to save this and I think it's time to give it to you. May God bless and encourage you along the way.
In Christian love,
a fellow traveler

Inside the card was a cashier's check for three times the amount we needed. Did I mention that the card and gift were mailed on Tuesday, July 6th, two days before we learned we needed the funds? It would have arrived in my mailbox at church on the day our case worker called. To our fellow traveler, thank you and know that God has used you to "encourage us along the way." To all of our friends, let this story serve as a reminder that when God calls us to do something, he will make it possible. All glory to our God and Savior Jesus Christ!


  1. Wow...I love when the Lord works in such obvious ways! Praying for you!!

  2. What an awesome way to see God at work in this!!