Thursday, October 28, 2010

God Can Be Playful

Just a short reminder to myself that God will provide everything we need for the adoption. I'm shooting a video for the kids this week about trusting God to meet our needs. In the "What Does That Mean to Me" segment, I told the kids about times when Brenda and I were in seminary and God provided food when we had run out and money for rent when we didn't know how we'd pay it. Friends would just show up with food, or an envelope would arrive in the mail with the exact amount we needed. We didn't know who sent it, but we gave God glory for meeting our every need. Just as I finished editing that video segment, Scott brought in money from some Beatles dolls I had asked him to sell for me on eBay. The amount covered a bill we received last night for the doctor's consultation fee (+$15). Sometimes I feel like God just wants to see our faces when he brings things together like that. Our verse for the week is "God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." -2 Corinthians 9:8

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pending Referral

What is it about going to Missouri? On Wednesday, October 20th, we received notice that we had been linked to a one-and-a-half year old little girl with albinism waiting to be adopted in China! We had 72 hours to decide whether to proceed with the adoption process. With Gene in Missouri for a family wedding and Brenda at home in Texas, we had a huge decision to make. After praying, speaking with a doctor in Michigan, and talking on our cell phones A LOT, we decided to go forward . As a special needs adoption, the CCAA will now pull our dossier so they can approve us for adoption. This will take approximately two weeks. When Gene told his Mom that these things always seem to happen on the way to Missouri, her reply was "you need to come to Missouri more often!" Please continue to pray for God to work through this adoption process. We look forward to watching him provide as the long wait appears to be getting shorter. Praise God for adopting us as his children and allowing us to follow his example.