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Saturday, May 24, 2008

To God Be the Glory

I don't know about you, but all too often I think I have things figured out a certain way and then God shows me that my plans don't hold a candle to His!

Such is the case with the "capital B" blessing mentioned in my previous post.

As you may recall, I have been asking prayer for God to provide for our adoption through grants. To me, that was the only realistic way for this to happen! But three nights ago, an e-mail arrived in our inbox from a small supporting church of ours, asking how much more money we needed for our adoption.

Pedro and I chuckled sympathetically as we thought about what their surprise would be when we told them we needed over $15,000 just for our Haiti country fees. We shared that information in a response e-mail and didn't think much more of it. You can only imagine our astonishment when the following day we received an e-mail from the church, informing us of their willingness to provide up to $16,000 for our adoption if we had need of it!!

I nearly fell off my chair in shock. Never in my wildest dreams had I seen this coming, and I think that God must have had quite the laugh at my expense! We are grateful beyond words for this blessing and just amazed, AMAZED at what God has done. While we still have travel costs to consider for ourselves and the babies, we believe that through our fundraisers and perhaps one of those aforementioned adoption grants (so don't stop praying!) we will have those covered as well.

I look back at the first posts in this blog and how sometimes I felt like we were totally crazy for thinking that adopting from Haiti could really happen. Then I look at how God has opened doors, changed hearts, moved mountains and I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving for how He has confirmed time and again that this is His plan for our family.

Our God is truly an AWESOME GOD ... and He sees to it that HE ALONE receives the glory. HALLELUJAH!


kerid said...

yeah!!!!! what a peace this blessing must bring and what trust has grown between you and God....i am so happy for you


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Erin lee said...

to awesome for words steph, just to awesome!

klh said...

Praise God!!! That is so encouraging to hear! That is great.

Mindy said...

AMAZING AND AWESOME! That's such wonderful news!


Julie said...

What an Awesome God!!

Mark and Rebekah said...

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Eph. 3:20,21

What else is there to say!!

La Familia Garcia said...

Congradulations! Thanks for stopping by! and leaving a comment cause I got to read your sweet story (one of the fun things about blogging!)

We were just reading today about Abraham how he tried to do things w/out trusting in God..and they alwasy turned out messed up. How great to wait on God's blessings and see how he provides for us! THanks for sharing this.

BSC said...

Wow!!! It's just great to belong to the family of God. Praising God for this great miracle. Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog. It's always so encouraging to me to read all of the steps other families go through, so I'm going to try to be more faithful in recording our journey.


Katie said...

This is awesome. I keep telling everyone about this. If God is laying adoption on your heart he will make a way for it to happen. You have been faithful!! I'm so happy for you all.