What a great week! We sold just over 100 necklaces and are over $2000 closer to bringing our girls home! We are so grateful for all your love and generosity! Thank-you!!! I have met 2 incredible families via Facebook, both wives were really advocating for our girls! The first family is Lew and Kati, they have two PRECIOUS kiddos Arthur and Gigi that they brought home from DRC last September.
The next family is the Cok family. They adopting a little girl through the same agency as us and they knew about our four little girls and had been praying they would find a family. I was unaware until today that they had accepted a referral for a sweet baby girl last Feb. and they legally became her parents in July of last year. Shortly after, she passed away from a sudden illness. I tearfully read her blog post this morning, they are asking people to donate to our family or the family I mentioned about in remembrance of their sweet little girl - Thursday is her birthday. http://i-really-should-be-cleaning.blogspot.kr/2013/01/happy-birthday-rory-grace.html
They remained with our agency and were referred another little girl who legally became theirs in October. They are close to bringing her home! Please pray for them!!!
I am just in awe of the incredible people God has filled our lives with, people who are choosing to live their lives doing all they can to "see a need and meet a need". I don't know how many of you were able to be at Journey when Brian's good friend and college roommate, Shane Claiborne spoke but one of my very favorite quotes and one I refer to often is something he said in the book "What if Jesus Really Meant What He said Red Letter Revolution".
"God is a God of abundance when we trust, and a
God of redistribution when we do not. God's people are not to
accumulate stuff for tomorrow but to share indiscriminately with the
scandalous and holy confidence that God will provide for tomorrow. Then
we need not stockpile stuff in barns or a 401(k), especially when there
is someone in need." -Shane Claiborne
We are praying and hopefully expecting to submit our entire dossier next week and with it we will need to send another $17K. We can borrow the money and we will if we need to but it would be so incredible if we didn't have to. Please pray that God will move mountains and please share our story, if we sell the rest of our necklaces we will meet our goal!!!!