I know that I have been somewhat quiet lately.
And there are reasons for that.
Some I will share with you and some I won't.
What I will share with you is this. It has been a loooooong winter.
You see, we own a constuction company and we live in a small midwest town. I think sometimes it takes a while for things to trickle down to us. For instance, the way we dress is probably a little bit behind the latest fashion trends, even though I know very little about that. In the same way, I think the hard economic conditions have just now reached us. We are just now starting to pick up work for the season. And it's nearly APRIL! As a result, we have had to dip deeply into our savings just to get by these last few months.
Why am I telling you this? Because of Abbey. Our beautiful 13 year old daughter waiting on the other side of the world for us. And we need to go get her. Problem is: we don't have the money to go. As a matter of fact, we are about $7900 short of having the money to go. GULP!
I know that God's heart is for the orphan. I know that he is in this. I know that he led us here. But while we are standing at the bottom of this mountain looking up, it looks HUGE. We need nearly $8000 in 6 weeks! GULP! GULP! GULP!
I have been getting extremely anxious about this. We have been faithful tithers for years and God has always provided. I am trying to remain positive and surround myself with others who "get it". I was coming home from church Tuesday night, (we are in revival at Black River Baptist Church!) and we were talking about a fundraiser that we are trying to plan. And I told Wayne that I think I was gonna email Linny & Dwight and ask them to flood the gates of heaven with prayer for us. I just love this family and I have learned soooooo much from them. I just needed some encouragement and I knew that I could get it from Linny. Well, busyness persued, and it is now it's Thursday. I sat down to email her, but first I check her blog..... well you just gotta go read it for yourself!
If you have encouragement or questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Wayne & Leah Woods
8226 Hwy J
Black MO 63625