Our Blessed Life

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Provision

A leap of faith.

That's what we call it when we feel that God is urging us to do something we can't possibly do in our own power, or through our own resources.

Our journey on the mission field was certainly a leap of faith. We didn't know what we would encounter - what dangers or unknowns were ahead... how we would fare in a foreign culture, immersed in another language... how would we 'afford' to go?

But God provided.

Our journey in adoption has been much the same kind of experience. We're embarking on something totally foreign to us. It's so far to travel... we don't know the language, our son's language... how will this affect our family? How will we connect with our new son? And of course - how can we ever afford it?!

But from the beginning, God has been in it... He has assured us and guided us and provided, from the first step we took in obedience.

The day after we decided to say yes and commit to Kirk, we were handed a check for a large sum of money. Every time we've needed to write a check to cover fees or postage or fingerprinting or a number of other things - the funds were there.

Just recently, I've been thinking that the giving had stopped, that no one else would want to help... these are 'hard' times, and people have their own families to take care of, and they can't afford to give...

Nonetheless, I've been praying, and in the past week, we've received two donations on our ChipIn, two checks in the mail, and small stack of cash on our doorstep.

Oh me of little faith. God is faithful.

Money isn't the only way He provides. There have been paperwork hurdles conquered, lost passports retrieved, and 'glitches' fixed. We are being given things we need for Kirk, like a bed and mattress, and bedding. I have a feeling we'll get lots of clothes for him, too, in the days to come. (He does have two grandmas, you know!)

We are so grateful for those who are giving, and even more grateful for those who are praying. If we could humbly ask- will you please keep praying with us?! Here are some current needs:

- Funding
- For a fast fingerprinting appointment
- To quickly receive our 'Golden Ticket' from Immigration
- For protection over our dossier as it travels to Kirk's country
- For Kirk's continued health
- For a mini-van or other vehicle that will seat all 4 of our children- we have outgrown our Mountaineer.
- That God will prepare Kirk's heart to join his new family

That's enough for now. Thank you for joining us in asking Father to do what He does best!

Blessings!
Shannon


1 Comments:

  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Derek said…

    We have had a lot of these same feelings over the past month...sometimes the money pours in and we are thinking "thank you God!" And then there are times, like now, where no one is giving and we tend to think "what can we do to have more come in?" We forget about the provider. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Derek and Alyssa
    kayleeshope.blogspot.com

     

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