Friday, January 21, 2011

STORY TIME

Okay, so there are two fabulous stories ~ MIRACLES, really! ~ that have SO INSPIRED my faith that I just HAVE to share them briefly with you!  Witness, if you will........The POWER of prayer!!!!

JACKIE AND HER CHILDREN.
Jackie is a fellow AWAA adoptive momma.  She and her husband have 3 biological children, and are adopting two children from Ethiopia (ET).  They were approved to adopt Micah, an older boy, and they have been waiting for a referral for an infant boy.  They eventually received their referral for an infant boy ~ only to have to give up that referral shortly thereafter, as the agency learned that this sweet little boy had two sibling sisters (and Jackie could not bring all three children home).

They were told to anticipate a 1-2 week wait for their referral.  EIGHT weeks later, and they still had NO REFERRAL!  During this wait God moved this couple to open their request to "either" gender.

I am HAPPY to announce that they RECENTLY learned who their referral was!  Who they had been waiting all this extra time to see!  A baby GIRL!  This little girl had just arrived to the orphanage!  You see!?!?  This family HAD to wait the extra time, because God had always planned for this family to include this precious girl.....and they had to wait for her to arrive to the orphanange!  GOD IS SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!  In fact, they are in ET right now, meeting their son and daughter!  To follow their story, click HERE.

GOD IS MOVING!  
EVEN WHEN WE CANNOT SEE HIM MOVING!

DAVIDS.
I was recently introduced to this young man.  Davids.  Just 10 days before his 16th birthday (the day an unadopted child "ages out" of the orphanage), a family backed out of adopting Davids.  This means that Davids was facing becoming a child of the streets in just a matter of days!  Hundreds of people began emailing and posting on Facebook about his dire situation.

God found Davids a FOREVER FAMILY!  In less than 24 HOURS!  Get this!  The family was already adopting from Latvia (where Davids is), and were bringing home one child.......even though they were approved for TWO CHILDREN!!!!  ALL PAPERWORK WAS IN PLACE, MAKING THEM READY TO ADOPT DAVIDS!  It was meant to be!  An amazing God story!  God didn't stop there.....all of us began contributing to an adoption fund for this family, and over $10K was raised in less than 48 HOURS!  These funds were going to help handle the one limiting factor of this adoption (finances)!  Even a member of THIRD DAY contributed to this fund!  DAVIDS HAS A FOREVER FAMILY!  You can follow their journey HERE.

GOD CARES FOR HIS CHILDREN!  
.....AND PROVIDES FOR HIS WILL TO BE DONE!

THANK YOU, LORD, for reminding me (again) how very much you love each and every one of us!  Thank you for reminding me that YOU are in control of things, even when I cannot see you moving!  For reminding me that you are orchestrating ALL details of our life!  And THANK YOU, LORD, for showing me (again) the POWER.  ABSOLUTE POWER OF PRAYER!  

Mommy and Daddy are praying for you, our precious little one(s)!

2 comments:

erica said...

God is so good!

fegingerich said...

Thanks for sharing these stories! I must have been under a rock and didn't follow them!! Thanks for the reminders of God's timing and His faithfulness!

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