Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Praises, updates & prayer requests

For those who prayed, helped and supported our

It was a wonderful evening of celebration & joy
awesome worship,
sweet fellowship,
nice variety of great entertainment
baked goods... oh the yummy baked goods...
and yes, praise the Lord we raised a lil' over $1,700 to help bring Kai Joseph & Eli home
But really we were blessed beyond dollar figures, and have been told many who attended were touched by God also.
Photography for the night was donated by a dear friend Celeste Sisemore and so I have been waiting for pics to be able to post. I have a bunch now, so I will post them all at bottom for your enjoyment.
We had so many baked goods donated, that we held a bake sale with the left overs and we raised another $186.83.
That is nearly $1900 combined...
Praise the Lord!!!!!
And the update is that we are officially WAITING for

That's right... Our ARTICLE 5 has left the building.
Which brings us to prayer requests...
We still needs funds to be able to travel.
We still have not heard from Show Hope concerning our grant application. So please join us in praying we receive a blessing from Show Hope.
We have lots of fundraisers still going on. Please share with all your friends. Because if everyone purchased something from our fundraisers, or donated to our Chip In or Reece's Rainbow...
Unfortunately we do not have figures of how much we need. I wish we did, but we don't even really know. Our agency says after we get TA they will be able to process our travel invoice.
But if I figure the estimated amounts in our travel book, for two provinces and three weeks in China. We need between $25,000-30,000. Praise the Lord we have about $9,000 now. But that's not enough.
We are trusting God. He called us to adopt these two boys and we believe He is going to send the money we need to bring them home. Our family is working, saving, scrimping, doing anything and everything we can to make it happen. But we do not have $16,000-21,000.
We are praying & trying to expedite in province process, to shorten the trip and lessen the costs. We are also hoping there is a misunderstanding or something on these figures. And for cheap airfare and hotel costs.
It's very humbling to be in this position. But God is in control. We know that we can not take credit for anything. He is providing the way he wants to. So we thank you all for your help to bring our boys home and we continue to pray God bless each donation/gift/help ten-fold, in Jesus name!
Sherry & family
Dickey's donated icea tea
Many people donated baked goods: ECCHO moms, That Church family, friends from Shreveport, LA
and even Catering By Yvette,!/CateringByYvette
Pastor Bobby Rutherford Jr was MC for the eve
Whitney Rutherford started us off in beautiful worship
The Lacy Family entertained us with gospel bluegrass
Corsicana Cloggers were awesome!
This is what happens when you give "Bubba" freedom with the mic....
You end up crying in front of a crowd of people...
My wonderful hubby shared his daddy's heart for our boys
Evan Edwards shared his testimony & worship, accompanied by Leah White
Corey Thedford & the Broken Soulz were AMAZING!

1 comment:

  1. Praying that God will open the windows of heaven on your behalf. I had to wire over 22,000 when I went for my two and that did not include airfare or spending money.