Thursday, June 18, 2009

God of Everything

When we set out on this journey to adopt again - we asked God over and over to show us the path before us - to make it clear. He is amazing like that - even when we couldn't see clearly, He has shown us exactly which path to follow. Our biggest hurdle was definitely financial - and we asked God to show us how He wanted us to fund our adoption and again, He has not let us down. Every time we have needed the money, it has been there.

We experienced that again today - we got a phone call - Lifesong for Orphans had given our family a matching grant!! This is not something we take lightly - right now adoption grants are few and far between - funds are so tight that there is not much money out there. We are just thanking God for this and praise Him for His faithfulness to us. We have been given a $2000.00 matching grant - IF we can match it. We have until August 13 to raise this money. We have SO many friends and family that have helped us - so if that is you, PLEASE just lift us in prayer - but if you were thinking of helping us financially and just haven't been sure when - we wanted to put this out there. Every dollar is matched so it goes a bit farther!! (I have a hard time even putting this out there - I would love for our family to be able to do this whole adoption on our own - but our pastor keeps reminding us that not all are called to actually adopt but some may be called to help. So we lay it before the Lord and let Him do the work. We are SO grateful for the way in which some have already helped us - that means more than we will even be able to express.)

Here are the details:
* All funds must be received at Lifesong by August 13.
*Here is a copy of our Letter from Lifesong.Life Song
*Here is How and Where to mail your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE check - Remember to put our last name in the memo section (Bilby # 881 adoption)
Mail to: Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
202 N Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744

1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

and James says

17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds."
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.


Chawksgirl4ever said...

wow that is so great congratulations. so sorry i cant help financially.but we'll pray for you

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Becky...what a blessing!!! I will try to spread the word for you!



Carey said...

I second what your Pastor said. I'm truly finding that out lately. Before I broke my ankle, people were a wonderful help with our now 7 kids. Now that I've added a broken ankle to the mix, people amaze me with their love and support.

We especially have one family that comes to mind. They have been encouraged by us and others to adopt because of their love for kids. But they don't feel that call from God. They have however, felt called to adopt our family!! I cannot tell you what a huge support they've been to us, expecting nothing at all in return. Grocery runs, visits, meals, cleaning...they've been very huge to us. Maybe someday they'll be called to adopt, maybe not. In the meantime they are a huge blessing to us!

Michelle said...

I obviously don't follow directions well because i just donated through the ChipIn button. Could you possibly send them a check on my behalf? I want to make sure they match that money for you. I'm sorry!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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