I'm writing this blog for two reasons--the first is to share this really cute story and the second is to share of God's faithfulness to provide. This weekend we went out to dinner with our friends from church, Pete and Amy. Well, we were excited to get to go out with them because we LOVE them but then they told us that there was another reason they wanted to see us. They told us that the children at our church had been working on a fund raiser for us called C.O.C.O.A.--COcoa and COokies for Adoption. The children ran cocoa and cookie stands in their neighborhoods to raise money for our adoption--is that not the most precious thing?! Some of the adults at our church also donated and we were just floored and humbled by the generosity of these lovely people.
I just have to give a testimony of God's faithfulness to provide for us financially. When we started our adoption journey last year, we had a little money in the bank and we weren't really sure where the rest of the (HUGE AMOUNT) of money was going to come from, but we decided that this was God's plan for us and that we were going to take a leap of faith and trust that God would provide--even if that meant getting a loan. Well, I'm so incredibly touched and amazed to say that through situations such as selling our old house, saving, and people's generous gifts, it is looking like we are going to be able to complete our adoption debt-free. It is so easy for me to get stressed about money (especially being the Wemberly that I am!)--but I know that I just have to trust God and He will provide all that we need as He has time and time again.
We wanted to say thank you to the children at Church of the Redeemer for allowing God to use you guys in a big way! :-)