Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet, Amazing, Answered Prayer!!!

Back in January after I was officially registered on C*ARA's website, I put my nose to the grindstone and filled out every grant application that was available to me (a total of 4...single woman are really discriminated against when it comes to grants!).  At that time I was also reading a book on George Mueller and all of the amazing things he accomplished in England with providing for orphans.  If you don't know anything about him or his organization, it is quite amazing.  The most amazing thing about it is that they NEVER asked for any money... and yet EVERY need that they prayed for was provided.  He had a small inner circle of friends who were committed to answering the call to care for the orphan in their distress.  Over the course of his life and through PRAYER alone, he obtained from God over 7.5 million dollars.  With that money he was able to care and provide for over 10,000 orphans.  The key to his answered prayers he said was that they were in secret.

As I was filling out these applications, I prayed about whether God wanted me to ask for prayer for the fulfillment of these grants.  I felt that He wanted me to keep it a secret.  So I did.  I've been praying about it since January.  Do you know what I found out today?  The Gift of Adoption has awarded me a grant!!!!!  And, they awarded me the full amount that I had requested!!


I SOBBED for 20 minutes after opening the email.  The amount of love that I felt from the Lord was BEYOND overwhelming!!  I think my dogs thought something was wrong because they all came and gave me kisses :)

This is enough to pay for my travel and lodging when I go to get Sweet Miss M.!!!

I wanted to share this answer to prayer publicly for 2 reasons:

1)  To give honor and glory to the Lord!!!

2)  To encourage anyone who is adopting or is thinking of adopting- PLEASE don't let money be what keeps you from pursuing adoption if the Lord has laid it upon your heart.  The  LORD WILL PROVIDE!!! 

Adoption is in line with his will as in James 1:27-

"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."

I am beaming with excitement and joy!!!


  1. I am beaming with excitement for you too!!!! This is so awesome! I LOVE our God! He is BIG... He is MIGHTY .... I mean really, does he not balance out life in a wonderful, perfect way???

  2. Wonderful, wonderful news! I am so happy for you!!!!
    What a blessing from God.

  3. Yeah!! How wonderful. That is so exciting. I am so happy for you.

  4. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! I am so happy for you!!!!!

  5. WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I am soooo sooooo sooooo happy for you!!!! God is so good...so wonderful....so loving....so PERFECT. :) Yay!

    Give Simon a congratulatory kiss for me.... :) :) :)

  6. WOW!!! That is so awesome. Try getting an adoption grant as a non religious single. Oh, wait, there are NONE!

  7. Yayy!! I'm happy to see such great news! He is good!

  8. Oh, I love to see when God blesses "exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ask or think"!! Awesome, Kristen.