As you came to our blog tonight, you may have noticed a change in colors and numbers of our PHASE 3 funds needed and funds thermometer. I'm trying not to be discouraged by the fact that I had to increase the total so much due to having left out the visa costs and air fare being DOUBLE what I had anticipated....and I can't even book my flights 4 weeks out!
The way God has been conquering this mountain through this adoption has been nothing short of amazing! In our previous 2 adoptions, we received VERY LARGE sums of money to assist in the process and I wondered where in the world the money would fall from this time. But this time, the money has been coming from every which way; I'm talking about from people we have never met, church family, friends and even people I knew in junior high and high school!! It has been so cool and so fun to see. Even $20 donations are making such a HUGE impact because it all adds up!!
So, I'm trying to remind myself that while I was excited that our mountain for trip one was thought to be down to $5,000 and is now back up to $6,400 (if my math is right, because it seems like it should be more), that in God's view, the mountain is no greater.
Thank you soooo much, and I really, truly, sincerely mean it, thank you SO much for joining together to bring Alyssa and "Piper" home. I am just beyond thrilled to think of being there this time next month to not only meet these precious children and hold them in my arms but to also celebrate Alyssa's birthday with her. I went through Marni and Nadia's clothes, boxing up and putting aside clothes for Alyssa and Piper...what a wonderful feeling that was, to be preparing for them. Wow!
So please continue to keep the girls and their journey home in prayer. If we continue to work together as the hands and feet of Jesus, to get them home, IT WILL HAPPEN!!
Love and Gratitude,