One of the neighbouring churches was hosting a ladies breakfast that I wanted to go to, but just couldn't justify spending the money for. Our assistant pastor's wife offered to pay for me to go. At first, I declined her generous offer, because I felt bad that she would have to pay double for her breakfast. But, in her wisdom, she insisted, and helped me learn a valuable lesson: don't refuse people the opportunity to show love, to be generous, and to be a blessing in your life!
As you know, adoptions cost quite a bit of money. Our rough estimates at this point is that it could be around $25,000 (including travel). We're not worried about it, or stressed out, because we know God will provide. We don't own our money anyway, we're just stewards. And we can't think of a better way to spend our money if it comes right down to it. People finance new car purchases all the time, and they will not be worth much in a few years time. But, we are talking about rescuing a child from an orphanage in another country and placing them in our family, where we can show them the love of Christ! How can you put a price tag on that?
We don't intend to beg or whine about money on this blog or in our lives. We want to stand back and be amazed at how big our God is, and to see Him "do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think" so that He gets all the glory. But He may want to use you to make a difference in the life of the child we will adopt. And so, we invite you to be a part of our adoption story!
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