He did!! This is the verse I felt like God was speaking to me before our fundraiser. For about a week this verse kept coming up everywhere!! And it was absolutely true!!! Walking in to yesterdays event we had NO IDEA what to expect. We knew God had called us to take this journey, and that He would be faithful. What we didn’t know was how YOU would respond. 
Yesterday we were so encouraged and overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, family of friends, friends of friends, friends of family, acquaintances, and even complete strangers!!!! (Did you get all that?!?!)  =)
I know that there is no way I can track each and every one of you down to THANK YOU, but I pray you know just how much it has meant to us! I hope each and every one of you have returned to our blog for an update and are reading this right now. If you are….IMG_5884Truly, sincerely, THANK YOU!!! Thank you to all who prayed, gave, posted, tweeted, sent texts or emails, annoyed your friends, made “events” on Facebook, reposted, retweeted, and reannoyed your friends all on our behalf.
I can’t even begin to tell you what your donations mean to us.. Well maybe I can begin  😉  It means we can continue moving forward, and we are that much closer to the end of our journey. It means feeling comforted by the fact that so many are praying and standing with us. It means brining our little girl home!!!
So the BIG question… how did we do???
     Yesterday (and even up into just a couple of minutes ago) we raised:


PRAISE THE LORD!!!! ISNT IT AMAZING?!?!?!?!?!!!!! My favorite part about all of this was seeing God move through YOU. It both challenged and encouraged me.  There were so many great moments with many tears of joy. I’ll share just a few:
We had a man show up to the church whom we had never met. He walked in introduce himself, and handed us a donation. He knew we were going to be there and wanted to stop by.
A dear friend we hadn’t seen in quite some time and her husband stopped by and not only gave us a generous donation, but also asked us to pray with them about adopting!! We all stood in a circle and held hands and cried and prayed together. I can’t wait to walk with them on their journey!! LOVE YOU!!! 😉
Another donation was from a young woman who just gave up everything she has to live with orphans in Africa!!! and she gave to us….. so humbling.
Another couple had been setting aside money and waiting for God to reveal to them when they should donate it to meet someone else’s need. Um, challenged!! Caleb and I used to do this years ago,  =(  I think its time to start again.
So many more stories that I could tell, and there are tons that I know I am unaware of. Whom ever you, are wherever you gave from, I know it was from your heart and I know God will bless you for your generosity. Thank you!!
 Chinese bible I will one day pass on to our little one

Chinese Bible I will one day pass on to our little one

As for not meeting our goal, we are not worried. We know our God will provide all our needs! Please continue walking this journey with us, its sure to be an amazing one!

Gods promises to us about giving:
Luke 6:38- “Give and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over,will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.”
Matthew 6:19-20- “Each of you should give whatever you have decided. You shouldn’t be sorry that you gave or feel forced to give, since God loves a cheerful giver. Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then,when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things. “


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