No grant from Shohannah's Hope

"One Day" was NOT today for Shohannah's Hope. I opened the mail box, found a letter from them and in the letter was their denial of our request for an adoption grant. I don't know why, they didn't say.

I was on my way to the mall with Evangeline. Dean had given me a gift card for my birthday. I couldn't even talk I was so shocked and sad. But I tried to be not so glum for Evangeline. As we were pulling into the mall I heard the song Healer that was playing in my car say "Nothing is impossible for you, you hold my world in your hands.." That is the same word God gave me when we were adopting Steele.

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

I know it will work out.

Now we need your prayers for guidance and wisdom. We are applying to another grant foundation that also does loans and we have a few other ideas. We want to do or not do what God wants.

Thank you.


HerstoryGirl said…
I am so sorry.
I know how disappointed you are and I am disappointed for you.

But I want to encourage you that if God showed you this vision of adopting "A," (which He did), then NOTHING will interfere with the ultimate realization of that vision.
It might not be how or when you want or expect, but truly, "Nothing is impossible."

I'm praying and believing it for you.
Much love and {{{hugs}}},
Lesley said…

I am SO very sorry that the grant was denied.

As hard as it may be to understand, this is part of God's plan for the journey that you are on to adopt "A." He placed it in your heart to adopt that beautiful little boy, and only He can make it happen... according to His plan for your family. He is walking with you as you take every step along this path. And, when it gets hard for you to walk, He will carry you.

Hold on tight to your faith and keep moving forward. You are right in that NOTHING is impossible with God.

As always, please PLEASE let me know if there is anything we can do to help you. You, your family here and "A" remain in my prayers.

Anonymous said…
I found your blog via Mark Batterson's blog. I am reviewing his book, too! It's incredible.

I will be praying for your family as your journey through this season of your lives. We have considered adopting a child from Russia. We have a son who will be 17 next, needless to say it would be an incredible journey to start all over again at the age of 43! :)

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