Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Finally...and Finally! *praising GOD*

It is with a grateful and humble heart that I am finally able to announce the winner of the iPad Mini 32GB:
KATHY ROBERTS 
who contributed at 6:51 pm on February 25th!
Congratulations, Kathy!!!

We want to thank everyone who prayed, shared and contributed!

The reason it's taken me so long to post this is we lost power during the blizzard Monday, and we are only running on generator power tonight (thank you, Jesus!).  We may have power within the next 4 days.  It's a little chaotic here, but we praise God that everyone is well!

There's more!
Eight short months ago, we fell in love with our precious girl, and we literally started fundraising the day we submitted LOI!  We had nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  Zero.

That was eight months ago.
We committed to work tirelessly to bring Khloie home.  But sometimes we can work our fingers to the bone, and it still isn't enough.  We have to trust.
Here are the fundraisers we've had over the last 8 months:

1) Nikon D5100 ~ raised $1735
2) kindle fire ~ raised $140
3) hp Pavilion g7 ~ raised $539
4) garage sale ~ raised $1221
5) mums ~ raised $959
6) $500 gift card ~ raised $757
7) Wild Olive Tees ~ raised $720
8) Nikon D5100 ~ raised $2968
9) Faith & Hope Necklaces ~ raised $360
10) On-line Auction ~ raised $2418
11) Canon T3i Rebel ~ raised $2917
12) Apple iPad Mini 32GB ~ raised $1050
13) Squeaky Shoes ~ raised $200
14) Adoption Decals ~ raised $300
15) Both Hands ~ Pending


We had cleaned out closets and given stuff away, sold stuff, moved stuff around, until we were finally ready to travel...except for one small detail.  We lacked funds.

For some reason unknown to us, Khloie's adoption process has moved along at record pace *and we're ok with that!*  So, almost two weeks ago our pastor friend asked Clayton to stand before the church and share exactly where we were.  It was beyond humbling.  But God has done something amazing since then.  At that time we needed more than $16,000.  That was less than two weeks ago.  Today...
WE ARE FULLY FUNDED!!!
That is the God we serve.  He is faithful.  He speaks to the hearts of His people.  And they have responded.  You have responded.  
Thank you, church family.
Thank you, family.
Thank you, friends.
You have all played a part in bringing Khloie home.  You have invested in her life.  You have raised the ransom.  And in 11 days, she will be in our arms!!!

Many have also given toward our Both Hands project, originally scheduled for this weekend.  We have rescheduled the project for April.  We didn't expect to travel this quickly.  But the reschedule has turned out to be a good thing because of the weather and power outages.  We want to devote our full time and attention to this project and serving this beautiful widow.  Stay tuned for a project update, and then a video!

Tonight will you please PRAISE GOD with us!
We are in awe of His provision, of His faithfulness, and of your generosity!

HE IS GOOD, ALWAYS!

10 comments:

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Praising God with you! This is such wonderful news!

Blessings,
Amy P.

Kiki said...

Praise God!

And that really is totally a God thing with Him providing the funds needed when less than two weeks ago you still needed $16,000! Don't you love when God "shows off" for His glory?!

Prayers continue as you guys get ready to go get your sweet little one!

Justine said...

Yippee!!! I am so thrilled for you!!!!

Jodi said...

Amen and Amen!!!! God is sooooo good!!!! And HE loves Miss. Khloie!!!

Mama Ds Dozen said...

REJOICING with you!!!

Our GOD is Our PROVIDER!

Hugs & Prayers & Blessings Beyond Belief . . .


Laurel
mama of 12

Julie said...

Beautiful!

lizzielou said...

Tears of joy over here for you. Praising God! YES! He is so good!
xoxooxox

Vickie said...

Isn't it super when He comes through. He will not let ANY family down when step out in faith in HIM to adopt.
Congrats friend.

Vickie
Just a MINute Mom

Jean said...

Praising Jesus with you!!

WoooHoooo! can't wait to see her in your arms!

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations that is so exciting!

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