You read it right! We are done and officially waiting for our papers to have the label "Submitted"! We are finally to the wait, wait, wait period. Not my favorite but glad to be done! Thank you Lord!
We have had some pretty successful fundraisers and some that were a bust. The one that brought in the biggest single sum was our T-Shirt fundraiser! We brought in a whopping $750 from the t-shirts! Praise God! We are all thrilled to be sporting our new look!
We are expecting to be officially submitted before the country quits accepting Dossiers for the year, which is December 10th. Likely, our travel dates will not be until January though. The waiting game is HARD! But, in all honesty, I am grateful that we won't be away from these littles for Christmas. It is so hard to wait but I know that the Lord has the best timing for all of our children, the ones distant and the ones near.
So, now that we are done with some fundraisers let's update the list!
Estimate to bring home Beatrice and Sawyer-$32,710
Amount in Beatrice's Grant-$7883.47
Amount in Sawyer's Grant-$201.50
Current amount raised in our Family Sponsorship Page (FSP)-$3665.92
Amount already paid- $5'045
Amount raised in person-$2220.00
Money forgotten!- $2000!! (PRAISE YOU LORD!)
Current Need: $11'466.05
Better than before!!
With Christmas fast approaching I am been really trying to think of a new fundraiser to try. I haven't been shy about the fact that fundraising is not my cup of tea. Since a few have closed now I have decided to take a break and focus on giving. It has been refreshing and just what I needed to de-stress for a while. I am confident that the Lord will show me when the time comes to try more. If not, He will provide, that I am sure of.
Above all we ask for prayer. Pray for peace.
Right after starting this adoption process our son started having extremely nasty seizures, a daughter started having more severe separation anxiety and nightmares returned, I have watched as other families with babes like our Gussy have had to say goodbye, and cries for advocacy ignored while another orphan passed on never knowing the love of a family.
Fear has tried it's best to wrap it's ugly arms around my neck. We are northwest rednecks that really don't go anywhere outside of the inland northwest. The thought of traveling to the other side of the world without my whole family makes me want to throw up. But, in the last 2 1/2 years the Lord has given me many things that made me want to throw up. Things I knew I would never survive. He has been faithful through all of them and I am confident that He will remain so.
Your prayer is coveted.
We know that the Lord has called us to these children. He knows the plans He has for us. For them. Fear won't win. It can't.
Hold on babies, just a little bit longer and you will be two less.
Tonight I leave you with this story...
Living In His Mercy,