Posted on January 21, 2016
JUMPING FOR JOY
We are jumping for joy today! Two more adoption grants just arrived this week, putting Luca’s adoption fund over the top. We are overwhelmed with gratefulness! Once again, God has provided just what was needed. We have watched God write Luca’s adoption story over the last 10 months one page at a time, and it’s a great story. :-)
Last March, when we knew without doubt that God was calling us to embark on this adoption adventure, he clearly said “don’t worry about the finances”. We weren’t sure exactly all the ways that God would provide, but we have learned to trust his voice and depend on his providence.
How did God do it? Well, just over 25% of the funds have come from adoption grants from various organizations. Thank you! A little more than 35% has come from donations from friends and family and from our fundraisers. Thank you! And a little more than 35% has come from donations from complete strangers, most of those in response to Levi and Lia’s Easter and Father’s Day videos. Thank you!
We don’t believe that this is a coincidence. God placed it in the hearts of people to become a part of Luca’s story, and we are so very grateful. Even more amazing, God has provided the resources for our family to complete 3 international adoptions in less than 5 years. Let’s call that what it is…a miracle!
We hope that this is an encouragement to you, no matter your current situation and no matter the calling God has placed in your heart. If God has called you to take a step of obedience, don’t ever doubt that He will provide exactly what you need (not want, but need!) for exactly what that calling requires.
Do not worry. Do not fear. Do not be anxious. Do not lack in faith. Believe…and obey…be thankful…and then jump for joy!
We’re also thankful for Luca today. 12 more days. :-)
I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders. I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy…
(Psalm 9:1-2, MSG)