Over the years I have followed several adoption blogs and love seeing how God is working in families lives through adoption. It is inspiring and encouraging to read of the journeys of families to bring their children home. One of these blogs is by a family has grown through adoption to now have 10 children. You can read their blog http://www.aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/
The mother, Linny, posted a entry called "Crazy Love." She is hosting a Crazy Love Party. This involves families with a need posting them and then people with the means to meet a need can choose to do so. She believes like we do that we have a God that is a Miracle-working, Mountain-moving, Awe-inspiring, Gasp-giving God.
Yesterday, I went out the get the mail and as I was opening it there was a bill. A bill that we do not currently have the funds for. I had recently read a post from this same family about how God always provides so as I remembered that, I prayed, surrendered the need to the Lord and moved on with my day. A little later in the day I was checking e-mail as well as a few blogs. As I arrived at "A Place Called Simplicity" and read about the Crazy Love Party she is hosting in the bloggy world. After praying and talking it over, our family has choses to participate.
The last 7-1/2 months of our lives have been intense to say the least. On August 11, 2009 God began our adoption journey and little did we know the ride we were in for. God clearly paved the way in a way only He could. Our son, from Ethiopia, has many special needs, some we were aware of and some were surprises once we got home. Yes, we are home! Like I said the way was paved and there was no speed limit. We met Micah on December 28, 2009, 4-1/2 months after the very first informational meeting we attended. As most of you know, in the adoption world this is clearly an act of God. Our son needed immediate medical attention, his life depended on it. One very unusual blessing is that our international agency saw how God had laid out the details, saw the urgency for Micah and they allowed us to complete our adoption without having all the funds raised and chose to believe with us. Micah is now thriving and working his way to health. He is a joy and we are blessed beyond measure to be his family. You can read our entire story of God's fingerprints on our blog.
So here are the Crazy Love Party details regarding our family.
Does our family tithe?....Absolutely with every paycheck
What church do we attend?...The Bridge in Fresno, California
Are we involved at church?....Yes, my husband is a Co-Leader of the Stephen Ministries program. This is a significant weekly committment. I've taken a break to focus on our family for this season.
What is our need?...We have one bill that needs to be paid to our local agency. We also have a larger amount that needs to be repaid. God allowed this larger amount to be borrowed to get the process started and it now needs to be repaid as well. Any gifts will go towards these bills.
Did we fundraise for our adoption?...Yes, we did a yard sale, a Christmas Boutique, letters and applied for several grants as well. We did all we could in the few months we had.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for taking the time to share in our story.
The Coombs Family