Tuesday, June 29, 2010

lifesong update

every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." -james 1:17

i don't have much time to post, as today is my crazy, busy, run from one place to the next, eat lunch in the car, pick up the boys from their visit, hang out with my nieces, and work kind of day. {as if everyday's not this way, huh?} but, i've been holding in some pretty fabulous news and it's time to tell the bloggy world!!

are you ready???

well...we applied the week we received our finalized home study for a couple of grants. the first one being from lifesong for orphans. you know, this amazingly great organization:


anyways, we spoke to someone there about our application about a week and a half ago, and she said that it would probably be another 3-4 weeks before they would make a decision on our application. so you can see why i was very surprised when i picked up my phone on friday and saw their familiar number. i basically just figured that we had forgotten some paper or they needed to follow up with us about something.

however, that was not the case! they were actually calling because their grant director had reviewed our application in record time. and the verdict was:

WE WERE APPROVED FOR THE BOTH HANDS PROJECT AND A MATCHING GRANT OF $4000!!!!

seriously, when i heard the news, i immediately started crying. {thank goodness i was actually on the phone with someone so i had to try to keep it together to speak or it would have been the ugly cry!} i was floored. just when i had started to let anxiety and fear begin to creep back in a little bit, God proved that this is once again His plan for our family. we have been praying all along for confirmation and for doors to continue to open if this is His will, and so far, He has been opening the doors left and right.

i'll explain more later about the both hands project as it's an opportunity that we're really excited about, but for the meantime, i just wanted to throw up a quick blurb about our grant! if you think about, will you join us today in praying for our little kiddo waiting in ethiopia. please pray for the doors to continue to open for us to bring him {or possibly her :)} home as quickly as possible?? thanks!!

what an awesome God we serve!

{ps- i've put a note on the top right sidebar regarding tax-deductible donations for our matching grant in case you're interested in giving.}

2 comments:

Stacy said...

That is so exciting! Big Congrats!

JT and Natalie said...

Lesli~ Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help with your fundraising. I am so excited for you. We met Leah and Christi at the Adopted for Life conference and they are great.

I hope you come Saturday to meet Tedi. Bring the boys!