Welcome to our Adoption Blog! If you want to know about our story and why we are adopting please go to the sidebar down below to find the archive and find our earliest posts. We also are writing as Adoption Journalists for Red Letters Campaign.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Huge Blessing!

Well, as many of you know our dossier is completely done, mocking me from my dining room table.....Yep it mocks. We have been saving and combing through our finances since last January and things have been a little rough the last few months. We both have been praying that God would come through like he has with every other hurdle and well, lets just say he hears our prayers!

We got a matching grant of $3,000!! Can you believe it? I really can't. So what does this mean? Well, it means over the next few days I will be sending out support letters to friends and family humbly asking for their support in this journey......and I do mean humbly. This is a really hard thing for us to ask for but we have been so blessed by the people who have come beside us already and we know God is going to use this for his glory. We have to raise all of our support and LifeSong will be matching dollar for dollar that comes in up to 3,000. But we also have a deadline of November 15, which is scary.....I don't like deadlines:)

Let me also say that we could not be more thankful and extremely grateful for the Tapestry Adoption Ministry and Irving Bible Church. They have been such a strong support system for us and we have really enjoyed making new friends that we can share this journey with. We are so happy that God lead my google searching:) to Tapestry and we actually had the nerves to go visit! We are also thankful that IBC and Tapestry are so committed to orphan care and adoptive families and their awesome partnership with LifeSong.

So where does that leave you? Well, faithful readers, you know our story. You know our ups and downs in this process and a lot of you really know us. If you feel lead to support us in this adoption, then there are two main ways. First and most importantly by prayer. We really feel that this adoption should be bathed in prayer by as many people as possible. We have brought every step of this to God in asking that his will be done and that he will ultimately be glorified. We ask that you join us in praying that God will continue to meet each obstacle with blessings, that his hand be on the entire process. Secondly, if you feel that you would like to support us financially then you can send a check to:

PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744

Please write "Aarseth Adoption" in the memo line.

Thank you for your faithfulness in keeping up with our journey and for your thoughts and prayers.

Off to write a letter:)

important disclaimer:

In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.


Amber said...

We worried about the money too but it is amazing how God supplies the money. You will see.
It's amazing how fast you got your dossier done! Great job!

Chris and Jana said...

congrats on getting that grant! God is so good!