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We got a grant!!! :)

We Care for Orphans Adoption FundThank you to We Care for Orphans and Lifesong for Orphans!!!  I just received word that we were awarded a matching grant of up to $3,000!!!  That is huge!! 

A matching grant is just exactly what is sounds like.  They will match what we raise up to $3,000.  So we have the potential to bring in $6,000 for Mission4Mollie!!  So during this time we will be sending out support letters to family, friends, and businesses.  Our cut off date is January 18th, 2012.  I know that God is in this and that He will supply!!  I have had my faith tested and tried in this adoption, but I’ve NEVER seen God forsake us!!  He is always, right on time!!

I so needed some really good news this week seeing as how our I800a application is taking so long to process!! I am thrilled that they chose our family to partner with in this adventure!!  We truly are a blessed people!!!  Thank you Lord for answers to prayer and Your favor!!

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USCIS

USCIS stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This government organization will be an important part of your adoption process, as they will approve you to adopt a child and will also issue your child an immigrant visa! United States Immigration makes sure that everyone immigrating into the United States of American is doing so lawfully.  Taken from www.china-adoption-online.com

This is the office we are awaiting approval from.  I just and I spoke with a very, very, very nice lady!!  She informed me that our application has not yet been assigned an officer and that if I call back next week, I should have some better news!!  She did inform me that they are normally given a 90 day range, but that they never take that long!   

So I’m hoping this time next week this blog will read, APPROVED!! 

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Mission4Mollie booth + Turtle Creek Apartments = Holiday Bazaar!!

Just a quick invite for you to come to Turtle Creek Apartments in Frankfort today.  There will be a Holiday Bazaar in the lobby area of the building!!  They are giving away a free chili lunch and several craft vendors will be set up for your shopping pleasure! 

Oh, Mission4Mollie will be there as well!!  We are super excited for this opportunity!! 

It’s from 10-2 today!  See you there!!

         

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Courageous – AWESOME!! A must see movie for the whole family!!!

If you’ve not seen it, you need to go, NOW!!  It is that good!!  The family and I went the weekend it came out and then again the next weekend!!  We need to support these film makers and their ministry.  So thankful that we have these opportunities to watch Godly movies like this that are applicable to our everyday lives!!  Thank you Kendrick Brothers for allowing God to use you in this medium!  I am grateful!!

 

 

 

 

Day 57……………………….

Thankful……

Ok, so yesterday my blog was pretty depressing!!  I can not get hung up on the wait, or how long it’s taking, or what I can do or not do about it.  I have to just know that it is all in God’s timing and it will work out when He works it out!!  (So much easier said/written than done, but that’s beside the point!!)  I’m choosing to be thankful today!  I have a lovely hubby who is completely in love with me, go figure!!  I have 2 wonderful children who are absolutely the best of both hubs and me!!  I also have a great dog!!  (There, Missy finally made it into a blog posting!!) 

The greatest thing is I am “fearfully and wonderfully” made by a God who is concerned with the smallest details of my life.  Thank you Heavenly Father for creating me in Your image and for Your son, Jesus Christ!!

Psalm 139:14 (The Message)

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
      you formed me in my mother’s womb.
   I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
      Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
      I worship in adoration—what a creation!
   You know me inside and out,
      you know every bone in my body;
   You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
      how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
   Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
      all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
   The days of my life all prepared
      before I’d even lived one day

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Day 55…….this wait is torcher!!

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This wait for 1 document is a nightmare!  Sorry, I just don’t have any other nice things to say today, maybe I will tomorrow.  🙁

Mission4Mollie booth at Women’s Conference = Almost Success!!

 

Although we were looking to raise the amount we needed for our Dossier Submission/Translation Fees, we came very close!!  We needed $1,140.00, we raised a little over $700.00.  But here’s the thing, God isn’t finished yet!!  We are setting up a M4M booth this Saturday at Turtle Creek Apartments in Frankfort at their Holiday Bazaar, so I’m hoping to make the difference, plus some!!  I’ve still got loads of tshirts to sell, recycled paper necklaces, books, and bracelets!  🙂

Day 54………

National Orphan Sunday

 

My heart is broken today for the children around the world who do not know a Mother or Father.

My prayer is that Mollie will not be an orphan for long.  That our paperwork will go through quickly and she will know her forever family very soon.  Praying that next year as we observe this day, she will be adopted not only into the Turner family, but also the family of God. 

“Defend the cause of the fatherless….”  Isaiah 1:17

Day 53…………………….

I <3 the Kirklin shops that support Mission4Mollie!!

Lisa’s Country Crafts and Cuts

 

Old Bank Antiques and Uniques

 Day 52…………………….

2011 Indiana Women’s Conference!!

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I am so stinkin’ excited for Women’s Conference!!  We always have a great time when we go!!  This year is extra special for me because I am setting up my Mission4Mollie booth!!  I’m going to be selling t shirts, necklaces, bracelets, books, and some really great fair trade items.  I’ve partnered with Gloria from Old Bank Antiques and Uniques and will be selling a few different pieces of fair trade art!

Pray that we have a great turnout and I get all of my items sold!!  God knows how much money we still need and I’m praying I get it this weekend!!

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