Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We have been blessed with a matching grant !!

I was in goose bumps for about an hour after I hung up the phone this morning with the woman from the agency to which we'd applied for a matching grant to help fund Junior and Diamoh's adoptions. That's a long twisty sentence but its late and I have proofread two ,no three college English papers tonight, written our support request letter for our hoped for matching grant partners , and written a recommendation for a friend for her adoptive home study, fed all our kids dinner PLUS the 5 extra college/senior high school boys who came over to watch NBA basketball with our guys, after I had taught school grocery shopped and worked on preparing the music for our Sunday worship service.
WE WERE APPROVED FOR A MATCHING GRANT for $3000!!!!!!!! Between now and April 15 we will be sending out letters to many people and praying that God move upon the hearts of friends and family and local businesses to help us reach that $3000 goal so that it may be matched in full! In all of our other adoptions we just went into debt and paid off the debt. This time one of the thngs we really prayed about was NOT incurring a lot of long term debt but seeking creative ways and new ways to be good stewards of what God has blessed us with, and what we have to manage our large family future with. Being blessed with this grant was such an answer to prayers!!

4 comments:

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

YEAH God who is always FAITHFUL!

So excited for you and loving being a part of their story of coming home forever!

Prayers continued!

Blessings and love,
Jill

love2bmom said...

WOW! That is wonderful. Yeah God!

whenpigsfly said...

Yes, we are so excited and so full of praise to God for this answer to prayer! God has truly provided for us uniquely for every adoption thus far, each adoption as different as the child who came home a a result. "My heart will choose to say 'Lord blessed be Your Name' !!"

Kelli said...

What a blessing! That's wonderful!!!