a miracle.

november 28, 2009
i honestly have no idea how we are going to pay for this. $30,000. that ain't no chump change! but i do have a confidence in God and i feel like he has spoken as clearly to me about sarahjoy's expenses as he did about lydia's person (remember the vision of a chubby two year old with pony tails on top of her head?) that He will provide. and yet i strongly sense that it is going to be one bit at a time. not a huge chunk that would tempt us to minimize our dependence on Him, but a little piece here and there so that HE is proven faithful. so that sarahjoy's story becomes just as miraculous as lydia's.

well folks....november 6, 2010
sarahjoy's adoption is 100% paid for!!!!! last night a very dear family paid the remaining balance and we are now 100% ready to go debt-free to china. a miracle. even more of a miracle than i can explain in this email. suffice it to say, God has provided, $31,752.49. according to all reasonable estimations of plane tickets and in-country expenses, we are 100% funded. a miracle, a miracle, a miracle. $31,752.49 that people gave to us. that's not normal. that's a miracle. if you have ever doubted that God could do the miraculous, doubt no more. he's done it.

there is not a doubt in my mind that we are going to fly to china with not a dime of debt. there are still some 'ifs' as we will not get the exact amount of our plane tickets or in-country expenses until 2 weeks before departure, but i am quite assured that God will take care of any difference that shows up there. for now, we are rejoicing that we are 100% ready to go!!!!! now for the second miracle, a MASSIVE heat wave to hit inner mongolia in january. start praying........

we thank each and every one of you who has walked this journey with us! it is not over, but we have seen the miraculous. we are so thankful and rejoicing in God's amazing provisions for our family.


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord, Ashleigh! God is good! I will pray for safe travels as you bring home your baby girl. (Amy Grovatt Snider)

Kimberly said...

Rejoicing with you! What a huge testimony of God's faithfulness. Looking forward to continuing to follow your journey.

Suzanne said...

Rejoicing with you. That is so incredibly awesome. OUR GOD ROCKS!


em and pete said...

That's awesome! Praise the Lord. Can't wait to keep reading updates. :)

tara said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to see how your Inner Mongolia experience is. I'm sure it will be much different in the middle of winter! Also looking forward to "meeting" your girl!

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

A friend just sent me this link. We have begun our fundraising...and God is providing, one little bit at a time...thus far, what we've needed has been there everytime we needed money for fees....
Thank God for your testimony and faithfulness to give Him all the glory!
mom to 5
and 2 more waiting in China