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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Home Study Update

This week we received an update about our home study. It has been through the first review by our agency, and has been sent back to our social worker for some corrections. Hopefully we will have the final, notarized copy next week sometime! We are thankful that this step is behind us, but know that the financial aspects of the adoption are now going to be set in motion quite quickly, and we still need to raise a lot of money. Please continue to pray for us in this regard!

He owns the cattle on a thousand hills...

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Little by Little...

I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but that's because little has really changed since the last post. We are still waiting for approval on our home study so that we can move forward with the other government paperwork and grant applications. The proof for our cookbook is being reviewed as I write, and hopefully we will have cookbooks to sell in the next few weeks. Garage sale donations are flowing in...just pray for good weather and lots of people to buy all the stuff we have! And we are in the middle of our sub ticket fundraiser as well...lots of irons in the fire, but nothing is burning too quickly--guess that's a good thing in many ways!

Thanks for journeying with us!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fundraising Updates

I'm so happy to update you on our fundraising efforts! So many things are coming together by God's grace and goodness. First of all, the donations are coming in for our garage/bake sale on April 17 and 18. Today we picked up probably close to 40 boxes of girl's clothes from one family! Please continue to pray that we would have good donations and great weather...and of course, lots of buyers! Secondly, I received the cover proof for our cookbook yesterday and it looks great. Now I just have to fax it back and keep the process moving. Stay tuned to my blogs to find out how you can buy yours when they arrive! Lastly, we are selling Krall's General Store sub tickets. Where's Krall's you ask? Well, right here in our little Jonestown, PA! So, if you are anywhere nearby and wish to buy a ticket, let me know!

Praising God from whom all blessings flow...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Keep Praying!

Thank you so much for your prayers on our behalf as we move forward by faith with Sophia's adoption. Our home study might be completed by this time next week, so we are looking at not only the homestudy fee needing to be paid, but also the agency fee. However, we are so very excited about that milestone being completed because it opens up so many other doors for us...grant applications, fingerprinting and documentation appointment, and ultimately, a completed dossier. Please continue to pray as we walk by faith through the open doors that God places in front of us. We only want to do His will, not our own!

We walk by faith, not by sight!

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