Sunday, July 21, 2013

The James Fund has chosen our family to receive a matching grant !!!!

The James Fund, which is set up by Family Christian stores has chosen to bless our family with a $6000 matching grant.  This means if we can get friends and family to donate a total of $6,000, they will give us another $6,000.  And, that will bring us $12,000 closer to paying for our adoption expenses.  This will put us SO CLOSE to being fully funded !! 

James 1:27 says ""Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…" 

God calls us all to help the orphaned.  Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to serve on mission trips, and some to adopt.  If you feel led to help support us financially, you can make a donation by sending a check to Lifesong for Orphans, P.O. Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.  On the memo line of your check, please write "preference Northrop 3709 adoption" to ensure your donation goes towards our adoption expenses.  Every dollar received towards our adoption will be matched by The James Fund, up to $6,000.  If our donations received exceed $6,000 (what a blessing that would be!) the excess will still be applied towards our adoption expenses.

If you feel called to pray for our family, we ask that you pray for us to have our entire family home and together in time for Christmas this year.  We also ask that you pray for our children's caretakers.  I know their nannies will experience a good deal of heartache when our children leave their orphanages and come home with us.  We, of course, pray for the same each and every day, as well as giving thanks to the Lord for choosing us to be parents to these two wonderful children.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Finally!! Our dossier has been logged in since June 25th and for some reason that didn't show up in the computer system until today.  LOVED getting that phone call this morning!!!  Now......we wait some more :)