Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Have you seen!?

Our AdoptTogether Fund is linked to my email.  When people make a donation, it sends me an email.

Today we were sitting in a membership class at church.  You might have guessed from my recent post series that we may have been seeking a new church.  Well we found it, and today we were sitting in the membership class!  During a break, I checked my email.  "Oh sweet, one from AdoptTogether.  Its been almost a week since our last donation."  So, I touched the screen to see what the amount was and...

SUCKED IN A HUGE BREATH OF AIR and exclaimed "HOLY CRAP! LOOK!" to my husband.

Oh yeah... we're in a room full of people that we don't really know well... at church.

Our eyes were about to bug out of our heads as we sat there in shock at the donation amount.


There is a bit of a backstory to this....  a few weeks ago my husband got a call from the HR dept. at work.  They basically told him that 2 years ago when we adopted "M" and they gave us the adoption assistance credit, they shorted us $6500.  Somehow they just figured it out, so they were including it on his next paycheck.  WHAT!?

We just got that amount last week, adjusted the amount needed on our AdoptTogether profile and decided that even though we definitely could use all of the money, we felt that God had a specific plan for us to give away 10% of it.

We prayed about it and waited a few days.  One day it became very clear where the money was to go so we put it there.  I don't know if we've ever just given away $650 like that and certainly not when we were fundraising for our own adoption BUT we both knew it was what God wanted us to do, so we did.

Malachi 3:10
"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,
Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it."


See?  You canNOT out-give God.

1 comment:

Carolina said...

AMAZING! And so deserving! I'm really happy for you :)

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson