Last-Minute Waiting and Thankfulness

We leave in 4 days!! FOUR!

In these final days, we are still waiting.  Waiting for our escrow check that should have been here weeks ago.  Waiting for our final travel itinerary and budget so that we know how much cash we need to take to China.

As for the escrow check, it's pretty much out of our hands, so if it's not here by Saturday, we just won't have it.  Which stinks, because we really truly NEED that check!

Ooh! Just as I was typing this, we got our travel itinerary!  Yikes! Our in-China costs were about $5000 more than we had predicted!  Sheesh!  The boys are worth every bit of it. 

Since we finally have our numbers, we have some last-minute shopping and banking to do!

Now back to the regularly-scheduled blog:
Waiting and being strapped down to our last dime has forced us to depend completely on the Lord every step of the way. He has come through every time, most often in the last moments.  Whether it has been through old friends, family members, or even just acquaintances, God has provided what we need when we needed it.  We could not have done any of this without people willing to listen to His direction and calling.

I wish I could thank each person on here personally, but the quality of people who have helped us don't want their names in lights.

Matthew 6:1-4
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
"But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."


  1. Praising God for the many ways in which He has been right with you during this past twelve months. He moves in mysterious and wondrous ways.


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