Wednesday, October 3, 2007

In the works...

Still waiting for our marriage certificate....I spent a long 1.5 hours on the phone trying to get a hold of the Vital Statistics Office to no avail. Everything is pretty much waiting on our marriage certificate...

But! Onto bigger and better things (sort of). We have entered fundraising mode! We are going to be selling t-shirts designed by a family also adopting from Ethiopia, who, by the way, just received their referral for a baby girl. Exciting! We are also planning a benefit concert, hopefully, when the Brownlees return. This is in the early, early planning stages - so early that we aren't quite sure if it will happen.

Much of this sudden spurt of creative activity and planning is due to a wonderful group of ladies from our church who I meet with every other week. I confessed my frustration with our various roadblocks, mostly financial, and they were so incredibly supportive and bursting with great ideas and tons of encouragement. I left that meeting feeling throughly rebuked (by our patient and gracious God) about doubting God's provision for this adoption. And I also didn't realize how eager our community is to help us and be a part of the process. Praise the Lord for excellent community!

4 comments:

big hair betty said...

Hi Anna! I was just browsing through the fun website, www.etsy.com and then came over to your blog to read the new update. Maybe you could look on Etsy for some ideas of things to make and sell or even use it to sell the t-shirts you'll be selling. Just an idea! We'll be praying for you guys!

Lola B. said...

Chris & Anna - I am so excited for you. I'll definitely be praying and watching for the Lord's provision. Much love to you both, and I can't believe how we always miss each other in the North/South travels! :)

faithsalutes said...

where are the shirts? i want one!

timmyjimi said...

Chris & Anna:

Congratulations! I look forward to hearing more, so I'm adding you guys to my Google Reader. Got your comment on MySpace a while back - seems like forever since I've seen you. Hope all else is well.

Btw, I just set up my own blog for a trip I'll shortly be taking to Europe. It's kinda an extended thing.

Peace,
tim