Saturday, November 3, 2012
There was a church in Ohio that not once, but twice, donated very generously to Katya's adoption expense fund, in addition to praying without ceasing for her during the adoption process and even after she was home. This was wonderful. And is wonderful. It becomes even MORE wonderful when you realize that this church really did not know our family. One family who attended the church DID know us, and based on their trust in our journey, and their request to the church for assistance for us, this church gave willingly. Not once, but twice, they gave to us. Wonderful?? YES! It becomes again even MORE wonderful when you realize that this church was a small church--and TWICE0--not once, but TWICE--they gave several thousand dollars to help with the sum we needed to get Katya home. Clearly, this church understood how to be Jesus' hands and feet to Katya! This church has long wished to meet Katya and our family. Due to how stressful new places and change has been for Katya, they and we have held off on making any hard and fast plans up until recently. They asked us to come for Orphan Awareness Sunday so that we can all meet and fellowship. So we will be getting up early and driving two hours one way to go to church with them tomorrow. I am praying for a blessing for all of us. For calmness and peace for Katya. And that through this exchange, this church which is clearly already aware of the need of orphans may possibly become even more aware.