Friday, April 9, 2010

get this!

So, for many, many months; before we ever got our referral for Jenna, my husband and I have talked about how are we going to afford this adoption? We certainly didn't have that kind of cash stocked anywhere, waiting to be spent. As I've read more and more adoption stories, most people don't have the cash sitting there. It's about a call to step outside of comfortable, to go out on the branches to where the fruit is, so to speak, and more importantly, about obeying that call and responding. It's about having faith that God will provide in a big way. Financially, emotionally, relationally, and in ways I have yet to experience too.

So, one of the ways that we are setting out to raise some financial support is by hosting a concert at our church. But not just any concert. Mark Schultz. One of my favorites. My husband loves his storytelling and the stories behind the songs. I love the emotion of the songs and his personality and stage presence. His voice ain't bad either. ;)

We approached our church and said we had this big idea and could they get behind us to support it and let us use the church facility as a venue. They agreed. I feel that God is already blessing this event and I feel confident that he will use this event for His glory! Some things bigger than we could have thought are coming out of this event:

1. A portion of the proceeds will be used to buy supplies (namely a large air conditioning unit) for the baby room at the orphanage that Jenna is from. The place she has lived since being abandoned at nine days old.

2. We are getting some help financially to help this adoption happen and to bring Jenna home.

3. Another portion of the proceeds will be used to start a "seed fund" if you will, for the adoption and orphan ministry that is just getting started at our church. The ministry is called Grace for Orphans and we have a team of people that comprise this group who all feel called to be responding to the orphan crisis in some way. The fund would continue to grow and hopefully be used to bless other families who may choose in the future to give another orphan a family.

I love how God gives us more than we could ask for! Reminds me of the story of David wanting to build a house for God and God says no, actually, I am going to build a house for you. Remarkable. Bigger than we can imagine.

Anyways, if any of you readers are local (you know who you are!) please consider supporting this event by coming out for a very special evening of music with Mark Schultz
on Friday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at our church.
If you would like any more information, please contact me privately!
My email can be found in my profile.

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corintheans 2:9

1 comment:

living4him5 said...


I wish I could come!!!

I'm still soooo excited you got your LOA so fast...I'm wishfully thinking it might work that way for us too!

I was praying to bump into you in China..Maybe we'll overlap a day in GZ.