Almost every evening since we got the date of our travel Erin and I have stayed up late talking. I talk about the things I did or didn't get done that day and what I want to get done the next day. Erin counts the money. It's like he's a really nice version of Scrooge McDuck.
Yesterday Andrea over at Reece's Rainbow sent an email that she was going to transfer Alice's funds (the money she had been given BEFORE we came along), our Promise Trust money (the $1000 we gave to commit to Alice) and the money we had in our Family Sponsorship Page. When she sent us over the final numbers I began having trouble putting two thoughts together.
God did it! He fully funded us. In three months, God has given us $24,000. How did he do it? I have asked that a hundred times.
That's why Erin has been counting the money everyday. He, with his brilliant financial mind, would look at the $50 here, $100 there, $500 here, $1000 there and know that they couldn't total up to $24,000. So, he checked and rechecked.
God did it. He laid it on friends, family and even strangers to visit this orphan in her affliction.
We don't have a huge savings. This has been the worst possible year because of our schedule for us to be undertaking this. I'm so glad we didn't follow "logical" thinking and put this off.
So, we are officially done raising funds. Thank you, Lord!
All day as I've gone to different places getting things done I've felt like I'm walking on air. I find excuses to tell perfect strangers what we are about to do and what God has done.
I am officially doin' the dance of joy!
Wanna dance with me?