"And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." (Mark 10:16)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks

Good news from our Haitian attorney - Wendy, Woody, Wilnes and their friends at the orphanage made it through Hurricane Tomas with no trouble.  By the time it was passing by Haiti, the winds and rain had dissipated.  He did ask for continued prayer for all the people of Haiti as cholera continues to spread through the country. 
The first phase of our adoption process is almost done!  Our home visit for our homestudy is Dec 1, and then we begin the dossier process.  The word “dossier” has got be one of the most annoying words, mainly because it’s used non-stop in the adoption process.  It means “a file of documents containing detailed information”…and wow, what a file it is.  After signatures, tax documents, fingerprints, birth certificates, etc, etc. are notarized, the dossier is sent to Haiti, and then…we wait.   

We continue to trust God’s sovereignty and provision, as He has given us exactly what we needed at just the times we needed it.  For example, we needed $1000 to pay off our homestudy fees – and we raised just a little over $1000 at our yard sale!  THANK YOU to all of you who donated or came to buy – it all meant so much to us.  (Picture of us at the sale above) We will be posting a link soon for a t-shirt fundraiser.  They will be themed “Believe” in honor of our boys.  Hope to have it up soon!

We continue to be humbled by your support.  Because of your generosity, we recognized the need to setup a tax deductible account as a way for those making financial contributions.  They can be sent to RockBridge Foundation at the address below with “Ramey adoption” in the memo.

RockBridge Foundation
7777 Concord Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

To hear about other ways to support orphans, check out our friends at www.sweetleep.org.  They minister to orphans in Haiti, Uganda, and Moldova.  They are an organization very dear to our hearts.

As we continue in this process, it’s very easy for us to stop and think, “How will we do all this?  Can we really handle it?”  We are always asking for strength and the reminder it is not us who does everything.  If you get a chance to read the whole passage, check out what Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus in Ephesians 3:14-21.  Verse 20 says “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we can ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to HIM be the glory…”