Saturday, May 1, 2010

Well the good news is that we finally got flights booked.  We flay out on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9th, and return Saturday, May 22.

But........

Due to the lack of travel done in the latter part of March because of a Trade Fair in Guangzhou, there is a shortage of available flights now.  Which doesn't make a lot of sense considering there is a World Fair going on now. 

All of that means that we paid way more for flights than we expected.

Way more.

Waaaaaaay more.

Like $3000 more.

But let me tell you who God is to me.  He is the lifter of my head.  I left the computer and went and jumped in the shower so disheartened.  We were getting so close to the goal only to see the goal line moved.  I come back in and see a message on one of our Yahoo groups asking if anyone is doing any fundraising.  Literally asking where she could give money away to.  And she gave us $50!!  Only in adoption.  Only with God.  He was not surprised or deflated.  He was not disheartened.  He knows what the end will hold and he will get us there. 

Bottom line:  we need $6000 in 8 days. 

If you've been wanting to donate and just haven't, please do now.  I will be editing our chip in button with our new dates and needs.

Please spread the word about our need on your blogs and Facebook or Twitter accounts.  

Please spread the word about our need to others at your church tomorrow.  Write down our blog site and give it out to our body of believers. 

Please pray for us.

Please pray for Abbey.

And then just sit back and hold on. 

And watch my Jesus come through.

The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:24

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.  I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Genesis 28:15

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:18


5 comments:

Carey said...

Way to step out in faith, girl!! Our God
"owns the cattle on a thousand hills."

He's just gonna need to sell some cows.

May His blessings overflow.

Cari said...

praying for you, friend, and trying to spread the word! can't wait to see what God can do!!!!!

Jean said...

Leah- I posted on your needs- I put up a pic of Abbey so don't be freaked out when you see her on my blog!

Praying for you and excited to see our Lord at work!!

Alyson said...

Hey there, I found you from Cari's blog!! I'll be praying for you and your family, and I know God is faithful!

God's Grace said...

We are just beginning our paperwork for an almost 13 year old daughter in Tianjin. Your daughter is beautiful! Blessings, Terry