Today I'm sharing a post at Future Flying Saucers about the financial miracles God orchestrated while we were in the adoption process with Max. A lot of you have heard those stories. But I'm willing to bet that some of you have not. This is for those of you who are looking for a reason to boast about what your God can do...
Three years ago, I was a mother of 3 slightly, ornery children, with my eye on a six year old Russian boy who was the spitting image of my husband.
This particular little boy came to us through a local hosting program. He stayed with us for two weeks that summer. Predictably, we couldn’t stomach the thought of what would happen to this little guy if we did not make a place for him at our table.
International adoption is not cheap. Especially those Russian adoptions.
So there we were, a family of 5, presented with a little boy who had a $47,000 price tag on his head – nearly a year’s worth of income for our family – and no way to pay for his ticket home.
So we counted all our pennies, squinted at our financial resources and scratched our heads as we tried to figure out how to pay for this kid.
The best we could figure was we needed to raise at least $9,000 to cover the gap between what he would cost and the amount we could scrounge together in a year’s time.
So we took the blind leap. We strategized our fundraising plan. We put together an army of people who wanted to help us with our crazy task. We managed to raise about $7,000 through our various fundraising endeavors. But halfway through our campaign our church decided to make a “no fundraising policy”, effectively sinking nearly all of my event plans.
Which meant no more fund raising money. And we were still $2,000 short. With no real way to get it.
But we clung to the promise that it was all a part of the plan. That God was going to provide, and He didn’t need my plans to do it.
So out of ideas and nearly out of money we did what anyone would do. Cried out to God and twiddled our thumbs while we waited for Him to show up.
Oh this is the best part. You know God's going to show up, right? But what he did next is going to give you goosebumps.
Even if you already know, go read it again. Remember what my God can do. You'll get goosebumps all over again. I promise. The rest of the story is here.