Monday, November 5, 2007

Unexpected Gifts, Anonymous and Otherwise

Yesterday after church, someone handed Chris an envelope marked "A Gift for Chris and Anna Reno." Inside were 5 $100 bills. Needless to say we were stunned and thankful beyond words. At the same time, we weren't surprised, because our church is like that - they give above and beyond, materially, emotionally, spiritually and physically, without asking for recognition.

To whoever you are....thank you and God bless you!

Also, thank you to everyone to has gifted us financially and through prayer. We are so thankful for the support we are receiving!

Every once in awhile I start thinking we are crazy for even attempting this adoption on an educator's income, but as one of our friends said in an email, "God loves this sort of thing." He loves making the impossible happen.

5 comments:

Stef said...

Hi Anna... I'm a friend of Erin Adams' and have really enjoyed reading about your adventures in this adoption process! I've been praying for you and Chris and hope that the Lord continues to richly bless you both in your desire to adopt.
The gift you received from your friend(s) at church was so amazingly sweet and such a reflection of God's love for us. He's helping you along, one step at a time.
Congrats and keep the posts coming so we know how to keep praying!
Looking forward to meeting your addition.

-Stefanie Arnold

O'Donnell said...

what's that quote about dreams that aren't impossible aren't worth dreaming...
We look forward to meeting little Reno.
Love,
the O'Donnells (the Brendan kind)

Erin said...

Hooray! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing the good news!

Carpenters said...

God is so faithful! What a blessing to know that He will provide the resources when He calls us to follow him!

Blessings,
Penelope

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

I love it!! That is sooo amazing! God is SO faithful...and I can't wait until I can try your guys' Ethiopian coffee roast, it's one of the things keeping me going right now - LOL! Day 4 without coffee was better than the first 3 days...