Monday, November 22, 2010

God Providing (Again)

With each approval comes more requirements. This week we owe $4,000 to our adoption agency. We had $2,000 set aside in our adoption fund. If you do the math, that leaves $2,000 we didn't have yet. On Saturday, Alsbury Baptist Church hosted a yard sale to raise funds for our adoption. Once again, God provided what we needed plus a little more. Between the yard sale and donations, $2,188.65 was raised. I'm convinced that God keeps providing a little more than we need so we are constantly reminded that we are to help others with their adoptions. To the friends and family who helped with the yard sale, know that God used your generosity to meet our immediate need. During this week set aside for giving thanks, we thank God for each of you. We can't begin to thank God enough for his provision, not only for Katie's adoption, but for every one of our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Praise God in all things.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Approval!

We received our referral approval this week! That means we are approved not only to adopt in China, but to adopt Yu Niu Jiao. More paperwork, money, and patience are due now, but we are another big step closer to bringing our sweet girl home. We'll be having a garage sale at Alsbury Baptist Church on Saturday, November 20 to raise funds for the adoption. Stop by if you are in the area!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great News!

We received pre-approval from the CCAA today! We're one step closer to bringing our baby girl home to Texas! We also received a few new pictures of Yu Niu Jiao. She is absolutely gorgeous. She looks like her daddy if you ask me.