I received a comment from Alysha on our blog yesterday telling us that she had featured our family on the Reece's Rainbow blog to help families raise the remainder of their funds before they travel. I was so humbled and amazed and blessed that they would choose our family. We are so undeserving!!! You can read about that post here. Thank you for doing that for us!!! Then, yesterday evening, the Lord did something so big and unimaginable, that even today, I am still in tears. I had just gotten the girls to bed, and Abe was sitting beside me in bed while I was downloading my evening work, when suddenly amongst my many emails (that is how I receive my work), there was an email from Andrea with Reece's Rainbow. It said that we received an anonymous donation to our grant account. I immediately clicked on our account, and Abe and I both were in awe. There were $2,000 added to our grant funds! Truly, truly amazing, and a gift from the Lord we could never have thought of or imagined. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9). So, if you take a look at our thermometer that means that we are almost at our fundraising goal! Praise the Lord for His provision! May the Lord bless the giver above measure for the gift to our family, to Vika, and to His work here on earth. "Great is your reward!" THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
In case you are wondering what will happen if we go over our goal, I have an answer for you. :) We never included in our goal Abe's unpaid leave of absence from work. We knew that somehow the Lord would provide for it when the time came. Also, any money that we receive that will not be used for our adoption expenses, we will donate toward someone else's adoption. We will ask the Lord to lead us to that one if there will be unused funds. To all of you who donated toward our adoption expenses, THANK YOU!!! Words could never express how grateful we are for your generosity in the midst of your own struggles to keep your head above water. We know that we cannot ever give back to you how you have blessed us, but we do know that the Lord can and that He will! We do not take any of the money that you donated to us lightly, and we will be accountable for every penny that we spend as we finish this journey to bring Vika home. We are coming, Vika!!!