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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Knowing You

"But whatever gain I had, I count it all as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." Philippians 3:7-8

Once again, God has done it and I'm not even surprised! He has raised up the finances for another adoption!!!!!! He has laid it on the heart of a dear friend and fellow Believer to help us bring our almost 15-year-old son to the United States! I am thrilled and humbled. We will formally begin the process the last week of August!
I know Philippians 3:7-8 seems an odd scripture choice to pair with such wonderful news and yet, I see the relevance as clearly as if I were reading a commentary on the passage.
Adopting again is marvelous! Being blessed with a huge sum of money by someone we already love and respect is miraculous! Bringing a young man to the states just as his hope and time are waning is beyond glorious but knowing Christ is the reward.
For our family, adopting children is the vehicle He uses to show Himself to us and
I am so glad it is!
Thank you, Jesus for the far-reaching effects of your goodness! Your faithfulness and greatness are endless and your mercy is new every morning. Thank you for letting us know you.

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations Nikki!!! I'm so excited to see you take this next adoption journey and to watch with you as God reveals His glory!!!

    Kristin

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  2. Hi there! I have recently come across your blog and I just love your entries! We adopted our son from the Philippines and you are so right that adoption is marvelous! The Lord directed us through the whole process and He is now directing us a 2nd time! Money is very tight around here as I am a stay-at-home and we must survive on 1 income. Our Pastor's wife has felt convicted and she (with some other women) are planning fundraising events...The Lord is sooo good I know that the money will be raised!

    Congrats on being provided with the money you need to bring home your son! Your story is so inspiring! Thanx for sharing!

    Jessica, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  3. Wow, Nikki!!!!! I am SO excited for you and looking forward to the continuing story!!!!

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  4. Congratulations! God is awesome! I think it is awesome that you have a heart toward adopting older children. My husband and I are thinking of adopting an older child next time. I look forward to hearing your continued story!

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