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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Luke 1:37 and 2 Corinthians 12:9

Luke 1:37
"For nothing is impossible with God."

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, " My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Today as I looked at the list and mess in my growing house that needs to be organized, built and repaired I realized how mighty my God is. In the midst of adding two more children, more special needs and a host of other monumental challenges...God says..this is my strongest hour! 

I believe Him. 

I am not ready. We are not ready. I do not have everything they need. Marcos and I are certainly not equipped with all knowledge and know how. We are not fully funded..yet. This is exactly why we need Jesus. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. God in all His Glory answers impossible prayers and does it through might I say, puny people. So, we are exactly where we should be and this is our strongest hour because we are weak and in this we can boast that our creator is the only one who can fill in those puny spaces..even through puny people.

Nothing really really is Impossible for God. I have seen Him answer the most impossible prayers! I have prayed and asked for things that only testify He is real and in control. He can do anything, it is only a matter of if He will? Pray with us and pray BIG prayers that honor God. We pray too small sometimes just asking God for a little help. He is in the miracle business. Don't get me wrong, I am not substituting Santa Claus here. I mean those prayers that just honor His will and word that sometimes we leave out for FEAR it is just too big to ask for! 


Here is a quote that I saw yesterday and it struck me to the core. 

" I  believe in Christ like I believe in the sun not because I can see it, 
but  by it I can see everything else."
C.S. Lewis

This is pretty much my feelings on our adoption lately. I have been continually reminded to say "No." to many engagements, events and even things I wanted to attend. God beckons and reminds Marcos and I that Family needs to be building in strength and fellowship due to the busy week days that come with adoption, working, homeschooling and fundraising. It is difficult to plan nothing each weekend and open up time to spend with God and just each other. It is not even American! We tend to plan each minute in our lives.  However since then, we have SEEN God work in many ways.  He is so Good.  
Enjoy His presence. It is never time wasted. With Christ we SEE life through a different lens. 
Thank you for your prayers and love. God Bless you.

-Jamie

While reading and praying about this "Nesting phase" in our family. My sweet Father in heaven must have wanted me to be reassured that He was listening. This little bird stopped by my window and began  preparing her nest too. What a sweet intimate and mighty God He is! I captured the photo on a return visit I requested with camera in hand! 



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Adoption Update and THREE PHOTOS of our Girl in China !

Hello family and friends! 

Did you know in nine days our middle child..our little girl in China ...will be turning three years old? 

May 17th is her Birthday!  

We are hoping to give her a beautiful gift this year...a FAMILY!

Will you celebrate with us and help her come home? 

We have a $500 matching grant on the table!

If we can raise $500 by May 17th..her Birthday..we will be given the $500..that is 
$1000.00

closer... to bringing her home!

We were already given $100 last night..even before we asked...

( 8:28 PM) We were just gifted $100 this evening so here is another picture...thank you Nicole!

(9:12 PM) Mr or Mrs Anonymous just put us over the edge! 

WE HAVE OUR MATCHING GRANT!

Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous........Thank you. Thank you for giving her hope of a family when she was looking at her future in an orphanage. Thank you for giving to pull up our grant and to everyone who gave to get us to the $1000.00 matching grant....we are thanking God for you and words really fail me. Maybe a picture would do? God's love in absolutely INCREDIBLE!


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God Bless you
 and 
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement !

Donation and adoption details below:

You can donate via pay pal using the donate button at the top of our page or a personal check written to us or our adoption agency with our first and last names in the memo line.
Our adoption agency is CCAI ( Chinese Children Adoption International )

We have 25,000 remaining to bring both children home. We are adopting a boy and girl from China, both special needs, both soon to be three years old. The matching grant is from a family in Florida who believes in the biblical mandate to take care of orphans from our Lord Jesus Christ. This is also our heart and call from our adoption through Jesus Christ into His family forever.