Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Humbled and Amazed!

This adoption journey has been one step of faith after another, especially concerning finances. When we began this journey, we thought to ourselves...how in the world are we going to come up with over $20,000 on a youth pastor and administrative assistant's salary????? And yet here we are toward the end of our adoption journey and we have paid for almost all our expenses without debt! We only need about $3500.00 total to pay the balance of our expenses! This even covers the travel! (Depending on the cost of the airline tickets, we have a grant that will cover a huge portion of our travel.) If you have questions about the cost of adoption and why it costs so much, I have posted a breakdown of our expenses in a previous post, or feel free to e-mail me! I will be happy to talk to you about it.

I just want to take a moment to say thank you to all who have stepped out to help us with our adoption expenses. We have made some personal sacrifices, but there is no way we could have done this on our own! When I started compiling the list of all those who have contributed, I was humbled and amazed. When God asks you to step out in faith, He WILL provide, often through others who will step out in faith with you. He does not leave you alone!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to these people for helping to bring our little girl home!!!! I pray God will bless you greatly! James 1:27 says, "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." This is just one way you have helped care for an orphan and make her an orphan no more! Some gave $10.00, some hosted fundraisers, some gave $500 or  $1000, but together every dollar has helped us get to where we are today! 

Kristi & Darin Amsler
Bob and Jennifer Ater
Bruce and Mary Bracker
Joyce Bonnet
Brent and Miriah Garrard
Linda Greggory
Sharon Gocke
Sam and Marilyn Griffin
Carrie Jo Haakinson
Willis and Lisa Haamacher
Shirley Hawk
Norb King
Chris and Summer Lewis
David Lewis
Larry and Carol Lewis
Stephanie Lush
Kristie and Andrew Lundgren
Cleve and Joann McBride
John and Mary Morse
Ralph and Arlene Morse
Brian and Becky Neugent
Gabe and Anita Oxford
Kent and Paige Parrish
Marc and Christy Prasch
Cathy & Gerald Philips
Darren Sapp
Darryl and Chrystal Schulte
Joyce Temple

P.S. If you would like to help us get the last portion of our adoption fees, you can donate through the paypal link on the side of my blog, or mail a check to Mission 127, PO Box 99086, Louisville, KY 40269. God bless!

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