Friday, May 13, 2011

We are FULLY Funded!!!

I have been busy preparing, packing, planning, cooking, baking, and shopping, oh and getting over another cold, and I am not done yet, but I had to come here to update all of you!  Thank you for all of your prayers and support on this journey.  We received another anonymous donation yesterday, another church from Pensacola gave a large donation, donations great and small (ALL of them a HUGE blessing!!!) from all of you, NOT to forget those 500 cinnamon rolls left in my freezer that our friends Donna and Wanda completley sold!!!, and even Abe's employer donated to our adoption grant allowing us to be FULLY funded!!!  We stand amazed of God's goodness and provision to us!  We are so thankful for all of you and pray that the Lord would bless you above measure for how you have blessed us!!! 

We covet your prayers as we begin this last part of the journey to bring home Vika.  We have been under attack already and know that there will be more trials along the way both at home and for us in Vika's country.  We know that our God is bigger than the devil who will do anything he can to keep us from doing God's will or being the testimony and light that we have a chance to be.  We are thankful to know that so many of you are praying for us and we do need your prayers more than we can tell you.  Specifically, please pray for a QUICK court date and an easy process while in Vika's country.  Pray for our girls as this will be a challenging time for them.  Pray that they will adapt easily and make it as easy as possible on those taking care of them. :)  Pray that they will stay healthy while we are away.  Pray for Wanda and Derick and their family as they add four more girls to their family and sacrifice so much for us!  Pray for my sister, Becky, as she will come up to take on four little girls for a few days!  Please pray for little Vika as she gets to know us and we get to know her.  She has never learned how to love and to be loved, so we expect this to be a difficult transition for her.  Pray that we can reach her heart and show her what true, unconditional love is.  And pray for every detail of our journey that in everything we do the Lord would get all the glory, and that we will have the opportunity to share God's love with many both here at home and in Vika's country. 

Thank you for having such an instrumental part of our journey!  We do not take any of you for granted and are blessed beyond measure that God brought you into our lives!   Lord-willing, I will keep you updated daily while we are away.  I leave you with a Mother's Day picture until then! 
Can you tell this mama is tired?!  :)


  1. I am so super happy for you!!!

  2. Praise God that you are fully funded... one less thing to worry about! You know I'm praying and I can't wait to see next year's Mother's Day picture :)

  3. This is GOD and he is glorious and we are here for you if you need us, we are just a call away:) Cannot wait to see the pics, VIKA - momma and daddy are coming and they are AWESOME!!!

  4. I can't wait to see those pictures with you and Vika! We are continually praying for you!

  5. Praying you through this! :) Cannot wait to see pics and that little girl home! Much love from our family to yours :)