Sunday, February 8, 2009

Romans 5 & Parties

Last night we were overwhelmed with support at our I Heart Rwanda party! Thank you isn't adequate to express our gratitude to everyone that donated their time, skills, prayers and financial support. Our goal was to raise $3330 to mail the dossier tomorrow. We raised $5850! There was good BBQ, cake, mixed drinks, music, dancing and a silent auction. As Molly said, "its a wedding without a bride." I titled this entry Romans chapter 5 because it talks about Peace and Joy. Peace and Joy are some of the best ways to describe our feelings right now regarding the adoption process. God gives us peace through our faith in Him. We know that we can rejoice and find hope in our frustrations because of His Grace. We can look at the paperwork, home studies, certifications and dollars as frustrations and sufferings or we can persevere knowing that they bring "character, and character, hope." Last night He gave us hope through our fun party! Thank you to all of you for helping us and loving us. Blake, Molly, Ryan, myself and our two kiddos to come are so blessed because of you. We'll attach pictures soon. Have a blessed week and look up Romans 5!

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