Sunday, November 1, 2009

This weekend!...

Saturday we FINALLY got our USCIS (immigration) approval!!! "It has been determined that we are able to furnish proper care to an orphan"!! WHOO!! We applied back in July so I was getting nervous since it was taking so long...but now we are definitly ready to recieve our referral! All of our ducks are starting to really be in a row! :)

Then it was time for Trick or Treating! Our little man was a doggy or "woof-woof" as he says :)
And oh he is sooo cute! He loved the candy!!!!!

Here he is all hyped up from the candy once we got home...I think he went to bed at 11...normally he is down by 8:30 or 9! He was sooo wired it was hilarious!

Then Sunday (today) we had a luncheon at church that was headed up by some sweet sweet ladies in our church. One of them has seen us literally grow up in the church so it was a full circle thing for her. The other, has only known us a short time but it was her idea to do this for us...we are so blessed! This was in the bulletin...
I thought it would be good for people to see pictures and facts about Ethiopia since so many people are still unaware of the orphan crisis so I made some posters to put up...

This next sign was outside the door with the donation box. I thought the box was such a great idea and worked perfectly! (these ladies had it all under control!)

These wonderful women (and many more) made this luncheon possible!!! During church I was actually figuring numbers up in my head thinking "well if we max out our credit card (our very first one that we opened for the adoption), along with the money we have saved so far...we ABSOLUTELY would need $800 just to make the referral possible "Please God let us raise $800" would have to wait but we would have time to come up with that....well lets just say that God TRIPLED my request!!! He truely is the the God "who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20)

Thanks to these ladies and our wonderful church family for letting God's grace be shown to us through them!!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!!! LOVE that they all pulled together for a beautiful fundraiser for yall!! We would love to meet up, so let me know if you are ever in the Dallas area!