Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dossier Complete!

Today, June 24th, our dossier is on it’s way to Ethiopia.  It’s complete.  What a relief and great feeling!  And a praise and testimony of his faithfulness and goodness.  We’ve seen his hand in every step of this process.  Which boosts my faith for the next phase. 
Now we’re waiting.  But we’ve being told we won’t be waiting near as long as we thought.  We had planned financially to be ready to accept our referral (and pay the very large fee associated with it) in 5-6 months.  Recently we were told it would be much sooner that we get a referral.  So if that happens as soon as they say, our savings will be dwindling down to almost nothing quickly.  
At first, I was a bit stressed out looking at the numbers. And then God reminded me of how faithful he’d been through every step.  And I began to get excited that we could not depend on ourselves at this point.  We MUST depend on him to provide, to make up the gap in what we have and what we need.  I don’t think I’ve really ever been in this situation before.  God has always provided what I needed well before I needed it and well before I could begin to worry about it.  So, I’m looking forward to seeing how my great God, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, will work to provide. 
And then tonight, he gave me just a hint.  We got a $500 donation from a totally unexpected source.  All the sudden.  In our fundraising account. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Canvas Heart

Check out this amazing artist! A friend forwarded it to me and thought we might enjoy it!  She makes beautiful artwork in an Ethiopian style.  She is American, but lived in Ethiopia for a few years and knows the language there.  She has some beautiful things.   Check her out here:
and here:

Monday, June 6, 2011

In The Mail!

Our Home Study Report is signed, and in the mail!  I’ll be tracking it by DHL to make sure it arrives.  AAaaa!  
In other news, our agency has a yahoo group, and some private up to date pictures of the kids in the care centers.  We now have access to this vast information sharing base and the photos of the children.  So amazing to hear others stories, see who’s getting court dates and Embassy dates, and to see the beautiful faces of the children.  Things are happening!  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Home Study Report Complete!

Just had to say it!  Our home study report is complete!  Ready to be signed and mailed, to be united with our dossier documents.  And then shipped off to Ethiopia.  It’s all coming together, y’all!  
There will be celebrating tomorrow.  Mark it down.