Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Together For Adoption. His Perfect Provision.

Tomorrow I head out to attend the Together For Adoption Conference in Austin Texas. Completely amazed at how the Lord provided a way for me to be able to attend. Months ago I shared with David that I felt I was supposed to go. He agreed and committed to paying my registration fee. A couple weeks later someone said they wanted to help make that happen as well and sent a $100 check to cover expenses. All that was left was my plane ticket. Someone else called and said they'd bought my ticket with their miles. It was amazing to be able to help this same friend buy her ticket with some left over miles I had. Only God! His provision is amazing, perfect, and I couldn't feel more blessed. As I pack my bags for Austin I'm giddy with excitement for the friends I'll finally get to meet, super excited to hear Karen Purvis speak among others, and above all I'm overwhelmed with the desire to do more for orphan care, advocacy, being the hands and feet of Christ. This is going to be an AMAZING weekend!
I can't wait to see many of you there!

In keeping with the provision topic yet probably deserving it's own blog post.... we received incredible news that we were approved for a matching grant. This grant was given through The James Fund in cooperation with Lifesong for orphans! Both amazing ministries providing grants to offset fees to unite families through adoption. We are in humble awe of our King and His gracious provision. In order to receive the matching funds we are asked to send support letters out in which donors are asked to send the funds through LifeSong who will then disburse them to our agency. We're working on this now. We have until November 9th to raise $3,000 in order to have it matched for a total of $6,000! This will complete our referral fee needs and put us a bit over towards the remaining $10,000 needed for our two trip travel expenses to pick up our little girl. Isn't that amazing?! God has provided just over $11,000 towards our adoption in the last five months. A huge amount. That's my King. He is faithful. We're humbled, grateful, and blessed beyond measure.

If you would like to be apart of this incredible provision doubling any donation we are adding an online donation link to our blog that will direct you to Lifesong and their paypal link - you can make online donations, noting your preference for our adoption by adding
Shubin #1512 to your paypal payment or you can mail (write in the memo Shubin #1512) your donation to:

      Lifesong for Orphans

      PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St

      Gridley, IL 61744

(all donations are tax deductible whether made online or by mail)


Cindy said...

That is great! I hope you have a great time meeting so many people in real life..: )

Christi said...

It's a privilege to serve your family!

Can't wait to see you this week in Austin!

-Christi & The Lifesong team

PotterMama said...

God is so good! I hope you have a great time on your trip!!!!

Kelly said...

Have a great trip and do post some highlights from it for all of us who missed it! I am going to the Orphan Summit in Hershey, PA in Nov.--so excited to attend.

Debb said...

SUPER EXCITED for you and your family! This is such great news! Doesn't it feel awesome to KNOW that you KNOW that you are in God's will!?!? He is showing up BIG in your journey! I LOVE TO SEE THAT!!! :o)