After our home study was complete we were able to apply for a grant from Show Hope to help bring our new lil home. We didn't apply for any grants with our 1st adoption, however we prayerful considered it this time because our new lil will have extra medical expenses after coming home.
I got the mail and there was an envelop from Show Hope in there...I was excited and a little nervous- I knew we wouldn't hear anything about the grant until end of Nov. but I was worried what if they already were telling us no to the grant award. When I opened the letter it started out thanking us for applying, how it was a privilege to be a small part of our adoption journey, and they want to take opportunity to let us know they are praying for each family and these precious children...
That's when I lost it and began crying...I love being in the body of Christ where people who don't even know you are praying for you and your precious child! I love that people have a passion for the fatherless and will devote their time, energy, money, prayers, sweat and tears for the least of these.
Well the letter goes on to then inform us that we will be given Karyn Purvis resources for free! What a huge blessing! Let me explain this a little more in detail - we love Karyn Purvis and her resources for helping children who come from hard places heal. Her book Connected Child is one of our favorite resources. A couple times a year they offer Empowered to Connect conferences there was one a couple weeks ago and we wanted to go, but just figured with expenses to travel it was not a good time as we are trying to minimize all spending. We discussed just buying the DVDs someday which would be less then travel costs. Well the Lord totally blessed us with free DVD's!
So excited can't wait for them to come in the mail.
If you can please pray for Show Hope committee as they review all the grant applications, for all the other families who applied & their children who are waiting for their forever homes, of course for the 153 million children without families and finally for us as our grant application gets reviewed . We know that the Lord will provide as He did with our 1st adoption.